Tuesday, September 13, 2022

For Where Your Treasure Is...

Today's card I'm sure you will find a little different.  I needed a birthday card for my nephew's bride.  Since it was her first birthday in our family, I wanted to do something special for her. 

One of their tattoos is very unique, at least to me.  I decided I wanted to use that in her card design.

Here's the completed card, and then I'll go through how I made it work. 

To make this card, I took their photo into Photoshop and used one of the filters to make a photocopy of the color print. 

This gave me the black and white image to color in with my Copic markers.  It's a really cool way of using a photo! 

 I've referenced below the Copic colors that I used. 

Her fingernails of course needed lots of sparkle.  For the "Pinkie" finger I added clear Wink of Stella .  The two 'Gold' colored nails are then covered with Platinum Stickles.  For the other 'Red' one, I added Silver Stickles over the design she had on the nail.  Also on her engagement ring, I added the Silver Stickles as well.

For the background I used Penny Blacks, Paper Scroll, which it's hard to see the stitching with the patterned paper.  When you glance below, you can see how the die is stitched like a Treasure Map under the list of Products.  That of course led me to the scripture from Matthew 6:21... perfect for her birthday.  

It was easy to measure the space available and generate the scripture in two pieces to fit.  I printed those on the light gray, die cut with a small oval and added them to the card.  I used a light gray cardstock to make the card base to fit about 1/2" bigger than the paper scroll and secured the completed image to the card base.  I also die cut another Paper Scroll out of white cardstock and secured it inside to send my message to her.   

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog. I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to 'Follow' my blog and to visit my site - "Not Just Scraps' on Facebook - where you can purchase my cards. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Avenue 613 ~ September - Anything Goes 

Dragonfly Dreams ~ September ~ Happy Birthday 

The Corrosive Challenge ~ September 

Creative Fingers ~ Challenge 238 

Creative Knockouts ~ Challenge 469 

Pam's Pearls



Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, Nails: R56, R39, Y28, Compass: BG75, Ring: C3, Clothes: N4, N5, N6, C6, 




1 comment:

  1. Interesting technique and beautifully executed! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner