Friday, March 20, 2009

Inky Impressions 1st Design Team Call

I don't exactly remember how I came across Nicole's "Inky Impressions" blog, but I knew immediately that I wanted to get my hands on her cute little girl stamps (based on her girls) that she has designed. I was bummed when I found out the they weren't available yet, but I became a follower so I could get them once she had them for sale. As I was checking in the other day I saw that she had issued a Design Team Call - so off I went to gather all the details and make my cards for submission.

For my cards, I wanted to make one for my son and one for my daughter as my submissions. This one is, of course, for Ben - my little cowboy! I used the Little Buckaroo stamp I got on sale at Hobby Lobby for the first time for this card. I colored the image with my markers - direct to paper - and added the textures to the card by just using the marker on top of the coloring to make them a deeper color. I stamped the "Howdy" with my VersaMark Ink Pad and then traced over it with a Basic Black Marker to give it the stitched look. I love how the coloring on this card came out!

You can find my "Cowboy Ben" card on SCS - HERE or on Paper Craft Planet - HERE.

Stamps: Little Buckaroo and SU Cowboy Kid
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red and Whisper White 
Stamp Pads: StazOn Black, Real Red, and Versa Mark
Inks: SU Markers - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Blush Blossom, So Saffron, Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Basic Gray, Going Gray, Basic Black and Sahara Sand; Copics - Ciao Cool Gray C1
Accessories: Brocade Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads, Dimensionals and adhesive

For my card for Alexa, I wanted to show more of a water-coloring technique, so I picked out this Little Bo Peep image for her. I stamped it with my StazOn Black stamp pad and pulled out practically every shade of green and blue I had to color the image. I then made a mask of the image and covered it so I could do the sky. I punched a scallop circle and sponged Bashful Blue on it to make the clouds. This was the first time I have ever tried this and I am very pleased with how it came out. I hope you enjoy it!

You can find my "Bo Peep for Alexa" card on SCS - HERE and on Paper Craft Planet - HERE.

Stamps: Little Bo Peep and Finishing Touch
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip
 and Whisper White 
Inks: StazOn Black, SU - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink;  Copics - Ciao Cool Gray C1
Accessories: Brown Satin Ribbon, Vintage Lace Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Sponge, Dimensionals and adhesive

I hope you enjoyed the cards and even if I don't make the Inky Impressions Design Team I had lots of fun making them!


Rachel said...

Mandy these are adorable!! Good luck on the DT call. I came across her blog yesterday for the first time for the exact same reason, those cute girl stamps. Can't wait till they are available :0)

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

I just love both of these cards! Great job!!