Friday, June 10, 2016

Power Poppy ~ Reel Deal

Hello Friends! Happy Friday! I've been busy in The Hive playing with the wonderful new fishing inspired digi sets from Power Poppy. If you haven't already, you'll want to buzz by the Power Poppy blog, because there is A TON of inspiration over there for you.

Today, I am focusing on the Reel Deal digi set and I've created two cards to share with you.

For the first card, I've used the main image and greetings from the set. I always try to create at least one sample showcasing just what's included in the digi set. That way you can see that you have all that you need to make a completed card. Please click on the images to enlarge them.

I printed the image onto smooth white card stock and colored it with Copic markers and colored pencils. I've seen this technique done quite a lot on various blogs and I really liked the results. I need a bit more practice but, I like the control I have over the shading when I use a colored pencil instead of a marker. Sometimes shading with a marker gets away from me. But, with the pencils, I was able to add just a little color at a time and achieve the results I wanted. I haven't used my Copic markers regularly for a while and boy was I rusty! Anyway...

I finished off the inside as well...

I changed the color on the main image, so it would be light enough to write over. Then I added the greeting that was included in the set right over top. And that was it!

For card #2, I created a very simple birthday card...easy to make, easy to mail!

I used the same coloring technique on this one...Copic markers with colored pencil for shading. This one will be super easy to mail because it's flat. I adhered the focal image right onto the patterned paper and there are no embellishments. I did add a bit of sparkle on the fishing line with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

And that is all I have for you today. Thank you for stopping by!


digital stamp set: Reel Deal(Power Poppy)
stamp set: Happy Birthday(Sweet Stamp Shop)
card stock: 80lb, 110lb Neenah Solar White   Midnight Muse, Soft Suede(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: Comfort Cafe(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Versamark(Tsukineko)
dies: Stitched Rectangle(Simon Says Stamp)
punches: Small Oval(Stampin' Up!)
coloring media: Copic markers   Polychromos Colored pencils(Faber-Castell)
other: Clear Stardust Gelly Roll pen(Sakura)   Fine Detail White embossing powder(Simon Says Stamp)   black eyelets(Close to My Heart)  jute and burlap(Recollections)


Jeanne said...

Fabulous work on both cards, Barb! I like the color palette and that you chose to show off the images. I really like how you printed the image in a light ink on the inside. That really adds a bit of oomph to the whole card. A great finishing touch! On the first one, that burlap also adds some wonderful texture. You did a wonderful job using your Copics and pencils. Fantastic cards!! :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Barb, these are both so handsome and ready to make some wonderful guy happy! I love each one with your color palette picked up from the DP, and your coloring is beautiful! I have sometimes felt I needed a bit of shading in small spots with pencils but have not yet tried it. Yours is perfect! Love them both and love the card inside! Hugs, sweet friend!

Patti Willey said...

Oh my goodness! I love love love them both! What handsome cards!They remind me of On Golden Pond with Henry Fonda, love that fishing hat, rod & reel!