Friday, March 4, 2011

Break for cake

Happy Friday, my friends! =) I am very happy and excited to be invited to guest design for Penny Black and my cards are posted over at the Penny Black blog today. I am sharing one of the cards with you.

I used the adorable Break for cake for this card. It was very difficult to pick which stamps that I wanted to work with since they have so many cute images!

The image is stamped on a piece of Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White cardstock then colored with Copic markers. PTI's white cardstock is my go to paper for coloring with Copics. It's very thick (110 lb.) and sturdy. I almost always use PTI's kraft for card bases. Neenah Classic Solar White is also excellent for coloring with Copics. In fact, Jennifer McGuire just recommended it on her blog. See here. It's a lighter weight (80 lb.) paper, I typically use them to print out patterned papers for my hybrid cards. I also love Copic X-Press It! Blending Card for coloring, but it's much pricer and I lock mine in a little save. =)

After coloring it, I cut the image out using Spellbinders Lebels 12 die. The sentiment is from the Sticker Sentiments - Birthday sheet by SRM Stickers. I trimmed the brackets off then put it on a oval cut with Classic Ovals Large die and matted with a piece of dark chocolate cut using a Classic Scalloped Ovals Large die. The patterned paper is from the lovely Fly A Kite collection by October Afternoon.

That's all for now. I'll be sharing the other cards later with more detailed descriptions. Don't forget to go to the Penny Black blog to see all three of them!

Have a fabulous Friday and thanks for stopping by!

cardstocks: Papertrey Ink
stamp: Penny Black
patterned paper: October Afternoon
sticker: SRM Stickers
seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc
dies: Spellbinders
die-cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
cat: C5, C3, C1, C00, R22, E95, E93
mice: YR24, YR23, YR31, E95, E93, RV42
bench: E19, E17, E15, E13
ladybug: R27, R24, R22
strawberries: R35, R22, R32, YG17
cake: Y21, Y11, YR42
basket: E39, E35, E34, E31, R22, R20, R11, E21, E51, E50, W1, W00, 0, BG01, B000, B0000
flowers: Y38, Y35, YG17, YG03, YG01, V15, V12, V000, YR02, YR00, YR000
grass & ground: YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01, E39, E35, E34, E31, E30
card size: 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"


Maria Therese said...

Sweet card Alice!

Rach said...

a gorgeous card Alice, fabulous colouring hun. hugs rachxx

donna mikasa said...

Wow, wow, and wow! That's all I can say....your cards are mini masterpieces, Alice! Love them all!!!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful PB image and fab colouring.

Cathy Fong said...

gorgeous card! gorgeous coloring! love everything in this card.thanks for sharing, alice


Cathy Fong said...

gorgeous card! gorgeous coloring! love everything in this card.thanks for sharing, alice


Beate said...

Congratulations on being the guest designer for Penny Black! Maybe it's because you are amazing? Another GORGEOUS card. Your coloring is fabulous like always, so is the rest of the card.
Hugs and smiles

scrapn_momof2 said...

Congrats on being guest designer. they are lucky to have you.

Adorable card. As always your coloring is perfect.

Brenda said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot, Alice! They are going to love having you! Superb card and awesome colouring!

Dorcas said...

Oh ALice, I AODRE it!!! Love these sweet kitties and love your paper choices and of course, LOVE LOVE LOVE cake! lol Wonderful coloring too. :-) I love this card, can you tell?

Diane Jaquay said...

Congrats on being a gd with Penny Black, Alice! Your style meshes with their adorable stamps perfectly! Your card today is FABULOUS (as always!)

Marlene said...

Straight into my list of bookmarked faves!

Monique said...

That's it I am coming over for a coloring lesson... Seriously are you self taught?.. I would do anything to color like you.. This is so cute!!! Have a great weekend my friend!!

Virginia L. said...

You rock at the PB today! Here's what I wrote there: " I’m a big fan of Alice and it is even more special, we both come from Taiwan (that makes is extra special)!! Big congrats to Alice as the guest designer as I adore everything she does. Alice sure make the PB images come alive! Love the cards showcase today. They are true masterpiece!"
PS: you are amazing, amazing, zing zing zing....!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Alice I love all your cards featured on the Penny Black blog today. Amazing!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Yay, congrats, Alice! Your cards always so delightful and colored with perfection. Love this card!

Niki Estes said...

Alice, this is just adorable! Your coloring is always perfect!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!!!

Anonymous said...

Great card Alice. In fact all of them, at Penny Black are gorgeous ;)
Thanks for the inspiration, Ruth S

Clare said...

Oh my gosh, this is SOOO cute! Your coloring on this card is exquisite! And the patterned papers and combination is just amazing!
Love this sweet card!
Congrats on the guest designing stint! :)

Merry said...

So wonderful the papers and your layout and of course your terrific colouring. Thanks also for the info on the card you use to colour with copics. Very handy info.

Shirley N said...

Thanks for all the info on the papers you use for coloring. If only I could use those same papers and color like you--I'd get them all, lol! Your card is adorable, such a fun picnic scene that makes you smile! Have a great weekend!

1LuvnMama said...

Congratultions Alice, well deserve! Oh and what a masterpiece you've created! Luv these yummy papers!

Amy said...

Oh, this is just so cute Alice! Love the papers you've used and your coloring is spectacular!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Kelly Booth said...

SOOOOOOO Purfectly CUTE...LOve Penny Black and you made this come to life!!

yyam said...

Wow! Congrats on the GDT! This card is just awesome! Your coloring is flawless Alice!!!:)

Joy said...

You have done an awesome job on this Penny Black stamp, super, sweet!

Suzanne C said...

Congrats on your GD! No surprise here about you GD. :) Lovely card!

NinaB said...

Congratulations, Alice! You and PB are a perfect match. Your card is beautifully colored and layered just perfectly.


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