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!

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!)


  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!

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

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



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