The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Apple of My Eye

And this was the other card I worked on today--a nice clean and simple creation to soothe the soul after the turmoil of my previous creation!
I started this card wanting to make something for the Stamping with Markers Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World. I have no Copics and am truly uninitiated in the art of coloring with markers, so I fell back on my favorite stamping-with-markers technique: "coloring" directly on the rubber of the stamp before making an impression. When I was first introduced to stamping back in 2004, this is the technique that gave me my "aha!" moment and made me fall in love with the versatility of stamping. It is especially good, I think, on an image with solid regions, like this apple from Stampin' Up's Tart & Tangy stamp set. The sentiment is a clear stamp from We R Memory Keepers.

I'm also playing along with these challenges:
Thank you so much for checking out my little slice of bliss for today. :)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Tart & Tangy, We R Memory Keepers (sentiment)
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers snowstorm card stock,
DCWV red card stock
Ink: Various markers
Accessories: SU scallop trim corner punch, dimensionals, scoring tool, The Twinery maraschino baker's twine, brass apple charm from Mark's Finest Papers
Techniques: scoring, stamping with markers


Benzi said...

This is a beautiful CAS card, Emily. I can tell you are happier with this one. It is so cute with that sentiment and the adorable charm.

On clear stamps and solid images (clear or wood), I use my Staedtler Mars Plastic and 'erase' over the stamp. You can then wipe with a baby wipe to get off the residue. It leaves a much more crisp image. O.K., you probably knew that. I read that from Patter at Triple the Scraps. I love her blog. She was only talking about clear stamps but I do the solid image wood ones, also.

Pam said...

Very cute! Love the little apple!! I love the twine you've been using, gonna have to find me some! :)

Betty Wright said...

Emily, this is adorable and I love the little apple charm, too! Thank you for playing our "Lovin' from the oven" challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Giovana said...

This is adorable Emily!! Thanks so much for joining us at Wee Memories this week.

Unknown said...

Another good one. Love the CAS look, the twine and apple charm are perfect, along with the sentiment.... too cute!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is such a delightful CAS card....bold in its simplicity

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Oh my, love your CAS card! Thanks so much for joining us at Wee Memories! :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

LOVELY! So many great touches here: the pretty border punched frame, the charm, the twine, the scoring... love it all Em!!

suzARTe said...

Emily,this is my kinda card, I absolutely love it. Although I try different techniques with cardmaking CAS would have to be my favourite by far.

Marianne-db said...

wow, this is so elegant! Love the clean and simple style!!
Thanks for joining our fun at Stamptacular this week :-)
Hugs, Marianne

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely perfect, CAS card, Emily! Your use of white space is stunning! Thank you so much for playing along, this week, in Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like coloring directly on stamps with markers, too. It's fun. Your scored lines, scalloped frame, apple charm and red twine are all such perfect details for your theme. So cute!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Emily! Thanks for entering the Stamping with Markers challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

This is adorable, and my kind of coloring. I don't own Copics, either, and this technique was how I learned back in my Stampin'Up days, too. :)
Visiting from Moxie Fab World.