Hola! I'm sharing a new card today, but not really. Oh, it's all new materials, but that's about it. The concept is a rerun...one of my reruns. You see, my friend wanted a card like the one I gave my husband last year for his birthday. This is a copy of that card except I had to make a few alterations on the embellishments. Here's a little peek into a weird personality quirk I possess. She asked for this card over 9-months ago, but she made the big mistake of adding the words "...just whenever you can get to it". Hahaha...I guess it takes 9-months to give "birth" to a card "...whenever I can get to it". If I have a firm deadline, then I'm golden. I'll meet that deadline every time. Leave it open for me to decide, and you get a finished project in 9-months. In that amount of time, I could have grown a tree, harvested it, and made my own paper. Deadlines are good! LOL!
I colored a number of sacred heart images by Bombshell Stamps when I first purchased the set. The one on this card is probably a couple of years old. As you can see in this photo, I was not so much into the blending, shading, shadowing thing back then. Also, I think I owned maybe a dozen Copics at that time. Because of that, I actually still had money in my pocket. Almost a couple hundred markers later, I am constantly broke because of this pricey addiction, but my life is full of color and that makes me happy ;D
I did use a pretty cool technique on the vine, though. I double embossed it using a Versamarker pen and some clear embossing powder. I love doing this because I can add dimension to a colored image highlighting certain portions of it. The pen allows me to cover fine details and if I repeat the process, I get a nice thick layer of embossing. I also do this frequently with Diamond Glaze or dimensional lacquer, but it takes a good hour for the image to dry otherwise you end up with a nice, fat fingerprint smack dab in the middle of your work. Not pretty.
Ok, I better go. David Letterman is on and Kirk is bugging me to read his latest blogpost before it goes up. Ah, such is the life of a blogging couple...couple of what's...I don't know. Stay creafty, folks! Pop back in for a new Kenny K. challenge on Sunday and the Paper Shelter will have their first challenge on Wednesday complete with a prize!!