Saturday, April 3, 2010

Because I just wanted to color a rose...

...that's why I made this card. I've not felt too good all day, but I managed to get this done. I had wanted to do an Easter card, too, but my energy is not with me. Just too dragged out for some reason.

I used the Out of the Box nestie tutorial again, and made it harder on myself by making several parts of the image overlap outside the oval. A bit tricky, it was, but I like challenging myself, even when I'm not feeling so hot.

For the red background I did direct-to-paper with SU Ruby Red ink over Ruby Red card stock. After it dried, I ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Floral Screen embossing folder. Then I dtp'd over it with more Ruby Red ink and let it dry.

I used both Copics and SU markers because my Copic markers are too light. It worked out just fine.

Well, that's about as much as my brain can muster right now. I pray you have a wonderful Easter celebration tomorrow. Christ is Risen!

Stamps: SU Stipple Rose, SU Roses in Winter

CS: SU Barely Banana, black, SU Ruby Red, PTI white

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, SU Ruby Red

Copic markers: W7, R24, Y21, YR23, YG63

SU markers: Ruby Red, Old Olive, Basic Black (for edges of image that protrude from oval)

Other: Cuttlebug Floral Screen embossing folder, Nestabilities Classic Oval Scallops Large, Classic Ovals Small, SU paper piercer, Stamp-a-ma-jig, X-Acto knife, black gingham ribbon, 3D-Dots


Sue from Oregon said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather...hope your perk up soon! Thanks for following my blog and stopping in to you remember that SU up card you made with the little ones sledding down the hill? Years ago and still one of my all time faves!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Kim! Sorry you are under the weather but boy, can you create a gorgeous card! Love the "out of the Nesties" technique, too. Such a stunning rose card!
Hope you and your family have a blessed Easter!

Doris said...

He is risen, indeed! What a beautiful rose--it looks so real. There's something going around here in NJ and PA that starts out with extreme fatigue and ends up with a sinus head cold. The good news is it doesn't last long. Hope you're feeling better soon!

charlene said...

Charlene from ca.
Your card is beautiful!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is so pretty! I love your beautifully colored rose. I'm so happy you tried the Out of the Box Nestie tech and liked it! Thanks for the link!

Cheryl Valadez said...

This is absolutely stunning! Lovely roses and I like that fact that you worked your Copics with the SU's. I've never even thought to do that, so thinks for the tip! Happy Easter!

Kim said...

Thanks, ladies! Glad you liked my rose!

Personally, I'm thinking it might just be my age (late 40's). Hormones seem to be ruling my life these days. Just so out of sorts, ya know?