Sunday, November 25, 2012

Papertrey Blog Hop ...November 2012

Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop.
The November blog hop challenge is to use the following picture of bookcovers as inspiration to make a card....
For my first card, I was inspired by the book titled Great Expectations. I used the same layout and colors and made a birthday card. I used only white cardstock and colored everything with Copic markers. Actually, ALL the cards I made use only white cardstock today! I popped up the letters and gift box with foam tape for a bit of dimension. For the background, I used all my grey markers and mixed them. It almost looks like a chalkboard.
The next card is inspired by the Sweet Cream Sugar Cones bookcover. Again I used all my grey markers for the background and then heat embossed the sentiments with white. For the cones, I inked my stamp first with frayed burlap, stamped off and then scattered straw distress inks.I also inked the edges and popped them up again with foam tape.
The next card is inspired by the Weekend London bookcover. I used several Christmas stamp sets and randomly made a cluster on the bottom portion of my card. I die cut the bell and ribbon from the Bells and Boughs set and the dove from Peace be Still. I added some Stickles glitter to make it sparkle.
The last card was also inspired by the first bookcover. This one, I colored different grey squares with my Copics and then stamped cupcakes with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with white. I used a red marker for the sentiment strip (Movers and Shakers Sentiments) and added some heart gems. I finished it off by rounding the corners with my Corner Chomper.
Well that was fun! I really need to make some more birthday cards. My mom has requested them for part of her Christmas gift this year. I really had fun using my Copic markers on all these cards and I think I will try some backgrounds in other colors. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!