Monday, April 28, 2008

Can Ya Dig it?

Isn't this just an adorable set by My Favorite Things. I am not much of a gardener myself...but I know someone who is...this card will be perfect for her! This was for today's technique challenge over on SCS. How fun to create cards that open in unique ways. This is the shot of the card open, carrying my theme from the front of the card to the inside too.
I wanted to show you a really close shot of the coloring with copic markers. You can achieve that shading look that pencils give but with the vibrancy that only the markers have. Isn't she pretty in her big sun-protective hat! Love it!









Lastly, a shot of the card closed. I strung my chocolate ribbon through the card and tied it shut in the front. I was careful in my layout to only show her hat when the card was closed. I didn't want the front too cluttered but also wanted to peak the interest on what was inside.
Hope you all have a fun stamping day!

11 comments:

Darlene said...

What a gorgeous card. My first reaction was - I love the placement of the lady on the inside so only her hat shows. Then I read on to see that you did that intentionally so you totally achieved your goal. I also love the scallops on the angled piece (I may have to case that part when I get to doing my card for this challenge - hope you don't mind),
Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

leenda said...

WOW! Beautifully done! Your coloring is perfect!

Ruth Shanahan Allmart said...

Super cute card Sherie. Love that stamp set. Off to check out MFT website! TFS :o)

mtfalco said...

Did you use the same color pen to do the shading? Or was it two different colors? And what 'method' did you use to shade? (Sorry if you have a previous post on your copic methods.) I'm just trying to get the 'shading' down myself and any tips would be appreciated.

Juanita B said...

Oooooh, she's colord so beautifully!! This is a great card and you did exceptional work on it. TFS.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Adorable card! I love the folds! You work amazes me and I love visiting your blog!

retiredheather said...

Love this card. Great way to open it.
Retired Heather

Charmaine said...

I love the fold on this card. And your coloring/shading is great.

Charmaine

JAR said...

What a beautiful spring card! Awesome design and your coloring is beautiful, as always~

Michelle said...

This is so cute! I love how her little hat peeks out over the top!

Conniecrafter said...

Neat design, love all the detail you put into your cards, what a neat surprise this will be for the reciever!