Friday, July 12, 2013

FWF at Unity Stamp Co.-Farewell card

It is Friday and time for FWF at Unity Stamp Co. This week has been full of emotions!! Even though I had to say farewell to a co-worker that is transferring to a company center in Florida, the week has been sprinkled with excitement. Some of the excitement I will have to save for a NEAR future post ;-) I am just not at liberty to share just yet, but when I do...I will burst at the seams!! But a couple of things that I can share: 1.) My previous post-Patriotic d├ęcor-was drawn at ODBD!! I won a $15 gift certificate! WOOT! 2.) I just found out this afternoon that the same project was picked to be in the designer spotlight over at Simon Says Stamp and Show blog!!! WOOT! WOOT!

Here's my co-worker's card. I am gonna miss her shining face!

I've tried coloring with Copics before, but my attempts were not so successful. I decided to take a leap and try again. I bought a colorless blender, but even then there is a learning curve. If anyone has advice...I am open to it!!!

Here's a close up. To create a sunset, I inked a separate piece of cardstock with Distress Inks. Then I fussy cut the image and used mounting tape to give the stamped image more dimension. I also added some stickles for dimension.
As you can see, the image isn't perfect. I have learned that the colorless blender will make your outlined image bleed if you are not careful. Does anyone have any advice on what ink to use to avoid this at all?

I placed the other half of the sentiment inside of the card. I didn't use the colorless blender on this one.

Materials used:

Papers-Echo Park: Splash, Neenah cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger-Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, and Tumbled Glass
Studio G glitter glue (sand)
Sentiment and large heart stamp-Unity Stamp Co.(present in my HEART) 
small heart stamp-D.O.T.S.
American Crafts twine
Fancy Pants brad
Versafine-Onyx Black
Copics: Colorless blender, R81,E00, R85, W10, BG23, Y28
Marvy Le Plume II no. 18 dark brown marker

Thanks for stopping by!!!!


  1. Awesome card! I love that stamp.

  2. Wow...I'm a marker novice, so no advice to give...but your coloring sure looks fantastic to me!

  3. Beautiful card iblove the sun set

  4. This is a wonderful PH scene. Gorgeous coloring!

  5. New DT, perhaps? We'll see! Your card is lovely. I've found te best thing to do with Copics is practice, practice, practice.

  6. The colors are so vibrant. Wonderful coloring and coordinating accents. :)

  7. this is beautiful! congrats on the spotlight!
    -Rachel w k

  8. Wow! This is GORGEOUS!!!! I am sure that your co-worker will treasure it! Btw...keep on coloring with those Copics because you are a natural!!!

  9. This looks Gorgeous, Donna!! You did a good job colouring the image, beautiful!! Congrats on the win and being in the spotlight!! Well deserved!! Have a great week!

  10. Congrats on winning! And I think your card looks stunning!

  11. I love what you did. The sunset is pretty. I used colored pencils to color mine in.

  12. Your card is so pretty, and my only advice for Copics is to practice, practice!!
    BTW, your post about your soon-to-be DIL is so exciting with those great pics! Congrats!!! :)

  13. You did an awesome job coloring this! LOVE the card!!! Tim always stamps Ranger Archival when he uses inks or water - think that would work with Copics?