Saturday, February 16, 2008

Birthday Boy

It was so nice to meet Alma (the cat's pajamas lady) at CHA last week. She was so generous and kind, she gave me some of her wonderful stamps and they were perfect for this birthday card for my nephew today. Thanks Alma!!! I used basic grey mellow dp and mitered it at the corners so you have the stripes going vertical as well as horizontal. I love that bright blue shade so this was the color I wanted to pick up on the cowboy. I tied the tag up with some twine and embossed the star in gold.

I really wanted to show you a close shot of the copic marker shading. This is using the tip to tip touching technique that I have shown you in the videos. Do you see the dark shading spots on the hat and chaps? I was also able to use two very different colors on the horse and yet achieve a blended look. You can click on this photo and see it even closer!

Well, we are off to enjoy some time with the birthday boy. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Happy Stamping!

17 comments:

Charlene said...

What an adorable card, love it! Love the image as well!

Julie Masse said...

Cute cute card Sherrie! That little cowboy is adorable! :)

Jackie G said...

Super cute card!!!! I love it!

Shannan said...

Super cute!! Great minds...I just did a card with this one today!

leenda said...

What a FUN card! Wish I had your touch for those Copics!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Oh Sherrie, this is fabulous! I LOVE this stamp set!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

adorable, Sherrie! Love that little cowpoke, and the mitred dp -- you're something! : )

Deborah said...

Adorable card Sherrie! I am learning so much from you with regard to Copic coloring! Someday...I can dream right? Deb

Juliann said...

Adorable, great coloring!

Julesiana said...

Great card--both in layout and technique!
Thanks for being so generous with your tips and tutorials. I know it takes a lot of time to do this!

Alli Miles said...

Super cute Sherrie. I am so glad that you had a chance to play with you new stamp set!!!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Adorable card, Sherrie! Love the twine.

Laura said...

Your little cowboy is absolutely adorable. Fantastic coloring!

Sharon in NE said...

This is great! Love The Cat's Pajamas stamps! So many fun images.

Conniecrafter said...

what a cute little scene here, and love how you mitered the bg pp, and cute tag too! Very neat card!

Chrissy said...

Cute card. The little cowboy is so adorable! Great coloring too!

Danyelle Kessler said...

Very cute little boy card. I really like those ds papers.