Since today is Halloween, I thought I'd post the card I made for Corey for this month's Card Chain Challenge. This card features a digital image by The Greeting Farm. I love this company's stamps, and their digital stamps are a great value - for $3 you get a perfect impression every time! I have an inkjet printer loaded with my regular "stamping" paper (Cougar 80# white), and the image is not only perfect, but it's superior in permanancy to images stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. No amount of Copic application will cause the printer ink to bleed or fade.
Paper: Bazzill card stock, Couger 80# white; Stamps: Digital Stamp (The Greeting Farm), sentiment (Hero Arts); Inks: Ranger Distress, VersaFine, Copic markers, Signo white gel pen, Spica glitter pens; Prismacolor pencils; Pebbles chalk; Other: gems, ribbon, Hobby Lobby bat stickers; tools: Nestabilities dies, Tim Holtz embossing folder, Tim Holtz ink applicator tool.
- Print digital stamp on white paper using best setting.
- Color face with Copic markers, blush with chalk, and brighten whites of eyes with gel pen.
- Color the rest of our little witch with pencils.
- Cut out witch with Nestie, but don't remove from die. Using die as a mask, apply Ranger Distress ink in circular motions. Build up color from die edge to dissipate outward.
- Stamp sentiment with VersaFine ink.
- Highlight broom strands with Spica pen.
- To make card body, cut two larger Nestie panels from purple card stock.
- Dry emboss one of the panels and ink edges.
- Score the other panel horizontally about 1" from the top. Apply glue ABOVE the score line, line up the panels and adhere them to one another.
- Adhere white panel to card front.
- Adhere gems, bat stickers and ribbon bow.