Sunday, August 5, 2007
I colored a few images tonight and decided to make a card with Retro Robin, who's new in the house. I got her in my last Eclectic Paperie order.
Ever since I saw the Dare to Get Dirty challenge for the Vintage Values technique, I knew I wanted to do a very modern image with this one. So here's Robin, who I stamped in Palette Hybrid Noir on Paper Accents Pearlized White cardstock. I colored her with Prismacolor Pencils & Odorless Mineral Spirits. Then I sponged her (and her little puppy) with Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, & Chocolate Chip, in that order. After layering Robin on a piece of Guava cardstock and sponging the edges, I pierced holes for the brads and put them in.
For the card base, I stamped Print Pattern on Tempting Turquoise in the same ink. I used a white gel pen to accent the points. I tied some May Arts ribbon & some SU Turquoise Grosgrain around, and then popped up the main image with Foam Mounting Tape. At the last minute, I added the sentiment from All Holidays, stamped in Palette Hybrid Noir.
I've had some questions regarding the Paper Accents Pearlized White Paper vs. Stampin Up! Shimmer White. I have to say that I really can't tell the difference between the two. When laid side by side, they are the exact same weight. I think (when really looking hard!) that the SU Shimmer CS is a TINY bit whiter, but I have found myself getting them confused, and I'm a pretty big paper snob! The texture is the same, they take ink the same, and they're both awesome for coloring (Prismacolors, Markers, Watercolor, etc...). Anyway, I hope this helps! Just make sure you order the cardstock and not the text weight paper...it's great and all but very delicate.
Have a great weekend!