Friday, February 12, 2010

Rocking Horse Cuteness

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a good week and those of you on the east coast have had a chance to dig yourselves out from all that snow.

For my card today, I chose to play with the adorable "Rocking Horse", illustrated by Leah Cornelius.

I know I sound redundant, constantly saying how I love this and that image, but seriously, this adorable image just tugs at my heart strings.

I printed the image twice on Neenah Classis Smooth Solar White 80lb card stock and then colored one with Copics. I then used a craft knife to cut out the rocking horse. The other image I filled in with a medium gray marker (for this I generally use my Prisma markers), I then trimmed it to size and using my Cats Eye ink pads applied the ink all over the panel, using a napkin to sort of smooth the ink. Since the image is a dark gray, I didn't worry about creating a mask. I then adhered the colored, cut-out image right on top of the gray one with 1/16" foam glue squares. I love doing this because it really does add awesome dimension. Here's a close up:

I have to admit that I've gotten quite good wielding a craft knife, lo. Once I cut out the image, I use a fingernail file to gently soften the edges and then go along the edges with a medium gray marker - again, usually use my Prisma Markers for that.

My second card is a very quick & simple card. As much as I love to color, sometimes no image is required to create a simple, elegant card... the sentiment alone does the job.

The sentiment is from Love Sentiments 1. Just plain black and white card stock, some recycled ribbon and black brads. To me this clean and simple style is timeless and took me less than 10 minutes to create and that, my friends, is a record for me. Remember, I over analyze everything, lol! I love quotes/sentiments and squeal with delight everytime Korin releases sentiment sets. Actually, I squeal with delight not just at the sentiments.....but at all the new digi releases...... :-)

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  1. Two beautiful cards, Micki!! You do indeed have some mad craft knife skills! That rocking horse is awesome...coloring, cutting, EVERYTHING!! Thanks for sharing such wonderful and inspirational cards!

    Love and hugs,

  2. Beautiful cards! I love what you did with the rocking horse, so sweet and wow, you are great with a craft knife! Love the CAS sentiment card too, I need to remember to make these sometimes:)

  3. Beautiful cards Micki! Your colouring on the rocking horse is totally fabulous!