It's Not All Black and White

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Feeling Sultry

I cannot get enough of this Sultry paper by Basic Grey. It is so stylish! Here, I paired it with Lockhart's Cottage Flowers, colored with Copic markers.

I'm making mild progress thanks to Debbie Olson's tutorials such as this and this. And she is forever showing exactly which Copics she used for each colored project. This has helped me a lot deciding which markers to add next to my slowly growing collection. Just thought I'd share that, since I'm always seeing people ask, "which colors do I start with?" That being said, I forgot to take note of which markers *I* used here. Well, Debbie Olson I am not.

Anyway, the card design is adapted from Rose Ann's Flap Card tutorial, here. I used a 4.25 by 11 piece of card stock for my base, scored at approximately 4-3/8 and 9. The rounded edge is cut with a Coluzzle oval, rather than a circle. Just a few details to make it work with my image and to my liking.

I had read on a thread at Splitcoast that you could make your own magnetic snaps with the cropodile. Well, it did cut the pieces nicely, but they're not holding my card closed very well. I'll have to buy some real Basic Grey magnetic snaps and fix this up before sending it to anyone.

The sentiment is from my favorite collection, Verve Visual's "Phrases" as I think of them. There are four sets at the bottom of that page for just six bucks a piece. And I use them ALL the time. This "feel better soon" comes from Heartfelt Phrases.

Looks like I was rather long winded today. Sorry about that, and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps- cottage flowers (Lockhart stamp company); heartfelt phrases (Verve Visual)

Paper- pale plum (SU); white (Georgia Pacific 110); sultry (Basic Grey)

Ink- black (Palette); chocolate chip marker (SU); Copic markers

Accessories- rectangle Nestabilities dies; dimensionals; magnets; cropodile; word window punch, paper pierer and template, earth elements brads (SU); spring moss grosgrain ribbon (Papertrey Ink); Star Dust Stickles

19 comments:

Alexandra said...

Wow! This is totally gorgeous - I mean really stunning Bethany!! I love the paper, and the layout of this card is fabulous! Just beautiful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Rose Ann said...

This is gorgeous Bethany!! I love the papers you've used, and your coloring on that Lockhart image is exquisite!!

Daniela said...

This is beautiful, love the colors and your coloring is awesome.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Love it! You did such a great job on this card!

Shannan Teubner said...

Oooh I love this, Bethany!! You did an awesome job!

Amy said...

Oh Bethany, this is gorgeous and so different! Great job and great paper!

Carolyn King said...

Very pretty--love the flap card and that dp is awesome! Beautifully done!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful Bethany! That paper is amazing! and your colroing on that stamp is wonderful!! Great great job!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is just gorgeous Bethany! WOW, so luxurious! Love the flap card style!

Christina Fischer said...

Wow -- this is gorgeous! I can't get enough of Sultry, either!! Your coloring and design are just fantastic!

Allison said...

This is absolutely stunning...love the image, the card style and all that Sultry DP!

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Debbie Olson said...

Bethany, I think you did a fabulous job coloring this! And the flap style and paper choices are perfect too! (Oh, I might be needing some of that BG paper now. . .) TFS!

JenMarie said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Kylie S said...

Bethany, you said the magic words "Basic Grey!". I so love their papers. My last few projects have been made with them.
Your colouring is amazing!
K-xxx

Cal Bear Stamper said...

Bethany, your coloring is beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

Yum, I love the Pale Plum with this piece of Sultry--some of my favorite new paper. Just used it the first time today. What a gorgeous piece of work!

Joan B said...

Let me echo the word gorgeous here!! Wow, what beautiful coloring and the image and paper are a wonderful complement to one another.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Beautiful!!!
:-)