Saturday, May 21, 2011

Granny rider!

Have I mentioned that I love Mo Manning?:D
We had the first of our area stamping shows recently - this is one of the gems that I picked up while I was there.  This particular stamp is an actual stamp (polymer) from Stampavie called Mummu's Bike, although you can also get it as a digital image in Mo's shop.  Isn't she awesome? :)
(as always, click for a larger view)
Other than the coloring, you can see that this card is fairly simple.  After coloring the image with Copics I cut it out with a large oval nestie, then matted it with a piece of white paper (that was spritzed with pearl mist from Ranger).  The background paper is from Basic Grey and the punched piece is a dark grey-brown done with a Martha Stewart punch.  A little white satin ribbon and a bow completed the card.  I should mention *how* I tied that bow - a VERY HELPFUL video tutorial on YouTube by Jak Heath which rocked my world! :)  It's just like using a Bow Easy - but with your fingers.  You don't get much cheaper than that!
Funny story about why I haven't posted in so long.  I also bought some really cute Stamping Bella stamps & spent a bunch of time coloring one until it was *perfect*.  Before I could cut it out and make a card, the cat (which we've only had 6 weeks or so) was up on my table and managed to knock down a bunch of ink pads (from nearly 3 feet up) onto my table.  Of course the lids fell off.  Of course they landed ink down... right on top of my *perfect* image!  All that was left to do was laugh! ;P  Turkey cat!
Thanks for dropping by!


E.T said...

LOL happens to me ALL THE FREAKIN TIME! my cats, i dont know what really the attraction of top shelves is. keeps trying to jump to the top shelf and then pushing everything else from their way just so they can lie down comfortably... and ofcourse in the process everything keeps falling either on my head or my workspace! LMAO silly lil buggers

I love the image on your card Mari, Mo's images are always great. I like tht you kept the card simple and uncluttered... pops up the image more.

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous card - that stamped image is just wonderful!


Fabulous colouring Mari - Copics are simply the best aren't they. Mo's images are fabulous and I love the card you have created with this one.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx