Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Card 34 - I Love Dancing Through Life With You

This is my first MFT stamps haul. This stamp set and skyline border die caught my eye as they were doing their November release. My anniversary was coming up in December and I thought the sentiments were so fitting I just had to get it. Of coz this image is just so romantic as well although my hubby and I do not know any of such dances :P

I've also got a penchant for sentiments and I do find myself buying a stamp set just because of the sentiments. Ha...

In view that I was going to use the skyline border, I wanted to create a night scene with stars and thought to use white embossing and dig in my distress inks. I meant to wipe off some parts of the background stamp before I actually stamp on it but confident me was multi-tasking between card making and tv watching that I forgot about that and only remembered when I was almost done with my distress inking. Anyhow I figured that this card is gonna be for my husband who won't have the eye for such detail, I left it as that.

I'm also officially on Copics. I've heard and tried a little bit of Copics a year ago but held off buying them as I thought I could do away with it. However, the coloring with Copics is just so vibrant and fun that I finally succumbed. This is officially my first Copics coloring image using the markers I have on hand. I also want to take this opportunity to say that I really appreciate all the techniques and tips on using Copics that I've found online. There are so many crafters who are sharing information willingly and freely. I'm truly appreciative. Kudos to them!

Wanted to paper piece the tuxedo and the dress but couldn't figure out how to do it well that I decided to just color with my copics. Added rock candy stickles to the dress to give it some glittery effect.

I did this sentiment using selective stamping with the stamps from the set. Wanted to do more on the inside but I'm also someone who has a ton of things to write so I decided to leave it plain for my own message.

I also decided to enter this for the Young Crafters Unite Challenge #4. It's been a while since I participated in their challenges. I had used a couple of dies here.

Supplies Used:
Paper - PTI Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow
Pattern Paper - Darling Dear by My Mind's Eye
Inks - Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire, Evergreen Bough, JBS Spiced Tin, Versamark
Stamps - MFT May I Have This Dance (WTG), HA Tiny Flakes

Others - MFT Skyline Border Die, PTI Fillable Frames #1 Die, Zing White Embossing Powder, Copics, Rock Candy Stickles, 

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