Friday, August 29, 2008

Kodomo Cards Series - Jolly Sparrows

Edited to add.. This class has been scheduled for Thursday, September 18th, from 10:30 to 2:30 or from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. To sign up for the class please call Cranberry Hill Mercantile at 408-736-9151.

Have you seen these new gorgeous stamps from Kodomo? They are rubber stamps that are permanently mounted on the acrylic block with the gorgeous picture of the image mounted on the back side of the block. These stamps look like little pieces of art and look good enough to be displayed as such!!

I am so happy that Geri (the store owner of Cranberry Hill Mercantile) had got them!! If you would like to get your hands on one of these beauties, please stop by the store or call them at 408-736-9151 to place an order (the stamps can even be shipped to you).

I will be making four cards using four different stamps from this collection for the class at Cranberry Hill Mercantile. At the class we will make four cards, line the envelopes with Washi paper and will make a gift box to store the cards in. I think these will make a wonderful gift!!

Now, onto today's card.. This stamp is my favorite one of the four, so I had to start with it. The image looks just so gorgeous on the stamp, and I wanted to re-create the look and have it just like that on my card. Please note that even though there is sun (or moon) on the image, it is not on the stamp.

I stamped the image with Memento ink and colored with Copic Markers. I then used Versamark pen to cover the image and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I then created the mask for the sun and brayered blue color starting from the top of the cardstock. Sponged green on the right side and in the top left corner. Then I had a lot of fun adding more color to the image with Copic Markers, White Gel Pen and Zig Gold/Silver Painty pen. There are Gold Microbeads in the centers of some flowers.

I kept the rest of the card very simple to let the image stand out. The layer on the left side of the card is the Brushed Gold cardstock.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the part of the image with the brunch and the flowers and colored it with Copic Markers.

I will show you more cards as soon as they are completed.

All supplies used on this card are available at Cranberry Hill Mercantile.

:) Irina


Anonymous said...

Hi Irina,

You're breaking the bank. Another lovely card. I'm anxious to know how you use the washi paper on the envelope.

You are something else!!!!!!



Anonymous said...

Irina these cards that you've made for the gift set are so beautiful! Your coloring is really lovely.