Friday, August 20, 2010

Eclipse Wolf Card

I made a pair of thank you cards for my two best girlfriends when we went out to dinner and a movie to celebrate my belated birthday. We ate dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant across from the theater (very convenient) and of course saw the third Twilight movie, Eclipse. We loved it!


I made my own background on the card by repeatedly stamping the popcorn and tiny heart stamp in rows. I stamped all those bags of popcorn for one of my girlfriends who always has to buy some for every movie she sees no matter what!  Hee hee! Then, of course I used the wolf stamp because we root for Team Jacob!


I was testing out different ways on how to color Jacob...I mean the wolf...and I got a couple of different results from it.  I called this one the hairy wolf image.


I think I used about 3-4 different shades of brown Copic markers along with the colorless blender to achieve this effect.  I first colored the whole image with really light shade of beige. Then for each layer of hair, I took that beige shade and used the marker-to-marker tip technique for each darker shade of brown. I then did grass brush strokes by flicking the brush tip of my marker. After, I took an old textured kitchen rag soaked with some colorless blender and pounced it over the entire image. I held the rag down in 2-second increments.  I then went back at the end and added a few more brush strokes of "hair".



On the second card that I call the furry wolf, rather than laying down a base color, I just used the light beige marker and did the same marker-to-marker tip method to each of the darker brown shades and colored in small circles.  To finish it off, I used the soaked rag with color blender again.  



Here's the inside of the card.  I roughed up the edges of the recipe a bit to give it a more old and rusty feel like Bella's red truck. For dessert, my friend Barbara brought a little box of different cupcakes that she snuck into the movie theater in her purse. I couldn't even tell she stashed the box in there!

I hope you enjoyed checking out my thank you card creations. I wanted to capture each element from the wonderful time I had with my two girlfriends!

P.S. This card is also for the A Muse Lounge Challenge #19. This month's challenge is "Stick to the Pattern" where we are to create a card using any A Muse stamps or paper and making a pattern on it. Head on over to the Lounge to check out all the other entries!

Supplies:
Stamps: Wolf, Popcorn, Tiny Heart, Flatware, Vintage Truck, Frosted Cupcake, Tiny Gift (A Muse), From the Kitchen of (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Kraft, Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink), Poison Ivory Shimmer, Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah), Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Adirondack Espresso Dye (Ranger), Fluid Chalk Warm Red and Dark Lagoon (Clearsnap), Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Daffodil Delight 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!), Fashion Cord Natural Polish Dark Thin Hemp (Cousin Corp. of America from Wal-Mart), Heart and Scallop Heart Punches (Marvy Uchida), Copic Markers and Pitch Black Atyou Spica Glitter Pen (.Too Corp.), Robin's Egg Pretty Pearls (A Muse), Stampin' Dimensionals foam dots (Stampin' Up!)




3 comments:

  1. LOVE this! What a fun card to remember the day :) I love how you totally decked out the inside too. Your coloring is fantastic!

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  2. This is just too cute :) Very clever background to use for a movie night! I just love it!

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  3. So clever! I love the combination of images.

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