Wplus9 Birthday Week 2 – Step It Up Challenge

Slowly working my way back into life now.¬† ūüėȬ† I’m here today with a card for the Wplus9 Birthday Week 2 challenge,¬†which is to ‘Step It Up’ by adding dimension.

Here is how I add dimension, I guess:


I colored a lovely image from Very Vintage Greetings with my Prismacolor pencils, trying to shade a little for some dimension there.  I also sponged the oval mat behind it, layering both of those with foam tape over the ornate oval for more depth.  I cut the banner twice, cutting off the ends on the top one, layering it over the other with foam tape.  I suppose the pearls give a little dimension, as well.


So there you have it.¬† Thanks for stopping by today. ūüėČ

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Heartfelt Mix, Very Vintage Greetings (Wplus9)
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); Soft Stone Cardstock (PTI)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Smoky Slate (SU!); Spring Moss (PTI)
Embellishments:  Pearls (Recollections); Prismacolor Pencils; Sparkle Glitter Spray (Tsukineko)
Tools:  Banner Trio Dies (Wplus9); Oval Dies (Spellbinders); Chevron Cover Plate (PTI)


Coloring on Kraft

On our previously-mentioned vacation, I specifically took some images stamped onto kraft cardstock in order to practice coloring with my Prismacolor pencils.  I had seen some of these around blogland and loved the look of the colors on kraft.

Here are two cards created with two different images I completed:



This lovely image is from the Standing Tall stamp set by Annabelle Stamps, and the sentiment is¬†from Papertrey Ink’s Boutique Borders – Birthday set.¬† I tried to fit this card into the Retro Sketches #82 design,¬†hope you can see it there.¬† I think I’ll submit it to this week’s¬†Seize the Birthday, also.



The image on this card is from the Wildflowers stamp set by The Craft’s Meow, and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink’s Think Big series.¬† And I think I’ll throw this one into the ColourQ #208 challenge as well.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you all have a great weekend!

Challenge Photos:
208 82

Linky badgeSupplies Used:
Stamps:¬† Standing Tall (Annabelle Stamps); Wildflowers (Craft’s Meow); Think Big¬†Sentiments, Boutique Borders – Birthday¬†(Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); Kraft and True Black Cardstocks (PTI)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Prismacolor Pencils
Embellishments:  Wink of Stella Glitter Marker; White Embroidery Floss