Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Birthday From Sky and Happy Mail

Happy Tuesday! Stacy here with a smile on my face and a happy little card to share. It is hard not to smile when I look at these new Toread stamps that will be launching this week. They are just the sweetest little nymphs.
For my project today I chose my favorite nymph, Sky. I've made Sky a girl today because I am making a birthday card for a very special girl. It was easy enough to add a little some pretty little eyelashes with my black fine line marker and bling out "her" necklace with some Crystal Stickles.

But lets start at the beginning, I stamped the image onto my paper. Yes, you know the one...the Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock for Alcohol Markers. This is the best I've found to use with my Spectrum Noir markers. And yes...I, of course, colored my stamped image with my awesome, totally fabulous, reasonably priced Spectrum Noir alcohol markers!!! LOL (you didn't already know that did you?! ha) The Spectrum Noir markers I used on this project were TN2, TN4, TN7, FS1, FS3, CR1, BT1, IB1, IB2, IB3.

After coloring my image, I cut her out with a die and inked the edges. I pulled some complementary papers from my stash and took the new Regal Corner embossing folder from the Die'sire Embossalicious collection and embossed a piece of card stock. I grabbed my Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Vintage Photo and inked all around the card stock making sure to go over the embossed image to make it stand out. This really give nice texture to the piece. Be sure when you do this you start inking off the paper on your craft mat, this will make sure you have even blending and no big smudges.

After doing this I layered some of the other pieces of cut patterned paper onto a card base that I cut from card stock. I wrapped some blue bakers twine around one of the pieces of paper before I layered it.

For my sentiment, I turned to my old faithful Fairyopolis Card Making Kit which really just never seems to run out of goodies to use. I took a rubon sentiment and rubbed it onto a banner sticker from the kit. I pulled out some double sided adhesive squares to use to adhere it to the card for dimension. And while I had it out, I realized that those delicate little butterfly rubon's were calling to be added too. Finally I added the die cut and colored image to the card. Voila! A special little card for a special little girl.

Speaking of special little girls, I wanted to let everyone know that my daughter did not win the election for Vice President of Student Council.  She was disappointed but showed a great attitude and I am so proud of her for putting herself out there like that. She is already talking about '"next time"!  And she will still be a student council representative and she is happy to do that.

AND I was so happy yesterday to get my October Webster's Sprinkles box in the mail.  All for just $10 free shipping!!  YEAH HAPPY MAIL!  lol   Look what I got!!

And if you need a little inspiration to get you started, pop over to our Challenge blog and join in on the new October Challenge. They are giving away two of the 6 pen Spectrum Noir marker sets to the winner this month! I think that would inspire me!! lol

Until next time...happy scrapping!


  1. Super cute card! And that stamp is just adorable:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  2. The stamp is super cute and you did a great job.


  3. awesome coloring--and great choices for the card all around!

  4. Stacy, this is adorable! I'm loving the new line of stamps! I'm super impressed with all the different techniques you used on the card...awesome!!

  5. And so sorry to hear about your daughter...but I bet she'll get them next year!!! She'll be president before you know it!



  7. Very beautiful card!!
    Your image look so pretty with how you colored her in!
    Adorable stamp!
    I orderd the sprinkles one for dd instead of me this time just because I just bought another mini album from JBS.
    It looks awesome the sprinkles kit and I know dd will love it.

  8. OMG! I am just loving these fun stamps! They are just so fun and whimsical! Sorry to hear about your daughter, it was great that she went out there and tried!!
    I have been stuck in 5th grade homework he**... seriously it has been a nightmare! I now spending my nights lecturing about the importance of doing homework and trying your best and I really think the only thing she hears is Blah Blah Blahhher... I am miserable!! Anyways we have fall break on Monday. So we are off for a week. I will be taking this time to refresh and come up with a plan B for nighttime routines! Anyways... love your goodie box I should go check out that sight, Hope all is well... Did you switch your TV carrier yet?? only weeks away for The walking Dead!!

  9. Cute, cute sweet image and coloring. Thanks for your lovely visit and sweet luv. Hugs

  10. This is just adorable Stacy! I love your coloring and all the details. I got my Sprinkles too!