Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Whiff of Joy Guest DT call x2

I love Whiff of Joy stamps, so when I saw that Katharina had announced a call for guest designers, I knew I had to apply! The sketch for the call is a really great one, so since I've been in a card making mood lately, I decided to make not one, but two entries for the call.

For my first entry, I made a wedding card for my co-worker, John, using the Wedding Carriage stamp from the Wedding and Baby collection.

I think this has to be my favorite Whiff of Joy stamp. It is just so romantic! The image was colored with copic markers (colors shown below), and carefully cut it out. I added a few flat backed pearls to the garland, and then covered it with a custom mix of Flower Soft in Christmas Green, Shamrock Green, Pale Green, and Spring for a more realistic feel.

My bride needed some sparkle, so I covered her veil with Stardust Stickles, and then went over her tiara and the scrolls and hearts on the carriage with Spica pens for some added glamour.

John's fiances name is Rosie, so of course I had to incorporate some roses on the card. These started out as white, and were airbrushed with the Copic airbrush system hubby was sweet enough to get me for Christmas. I added more Stardust Stickles to the petals.

Copic markers used:

For my second entry, I decided to get a head start on all of the birthday cards I need for February, and what better image is there for a birthday card than Henry Celebrating Mouse? He's such a cutie!

Henry was also colored with copic markers (colors shown below) and carefully cut out for layering. The background was cut with a Labels 4 Nestability, and airbrushed while the paper was still in the die. I'm obviously still learning to use the airbrush system, but I was pretty happy with the results considering how little practice I have had with it.

I wanted to put some sprinkles on the cupcake, but didn't have any to match. What's a girl to do? Make her own sprinkles, of course! I broke into my jewelry making supplies and found some pretty glass beads in the colors I needed. I tossed a few of each color into a ziplock baggie, and took one of hubby's hammers to them. Voila! Instant sprinkles. And let me tell you, this is a GREAT way to work out some stress! LOL!

The stars are another Nestability die. Aren't they cute? I used my jewelry making supplies again to make the little gold spirals, and put a few of the beads I used to make the sprinkles on the end of each wire to tie everything together. I added a star gem to the center of each cut-out for a finishing touch.

Copic markers used:

Thanks for stopping by!


Dot Scrap said...

You have made 2 wonderful card. I wish you all the luck in the world.

Rene said...

Wow, these cards are amazing. You deserve to win after all the work you've put into them!

Shazza said...

great cards, good luck

Candy said...

Oh Melissa!!
Your cards are awesome!
Great work with your air brush - I just got one and haven't used it yet.
LOVE LOVE LOVE your wedding card - its beautiful!!
Your birthday card is SO CUTE - wonderful stars and sparkles and you are so clever to think of making them yourself :o)
GOOD LUCK with the design call.
Hugs, Candy

Katharina Frei said...

2 wonderful cards! Thanks for participating in the GD Call!
Katharina x

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