These are not new. I made them a couple of weeks back, took photos of them, gave them away but they just never made it to my blog. Til now. Anyway, I am so blessed to have very generous friends who not only share their talents with me and my fellow Pinay crafters, but also generously share their crafty blessings, even when they are a continent away. So, several weeks ago, I got a mail from the land down under. The thick envelop was filled with little stamped images and one unmounted rubber stamp. The stamped images are for me to color and transform into something pretty. And I did just that. I colored them using my Copic Markers and created some cards. Here are two of those cards.

When I saw this the image of the boy handing out a gift, I had no idea what I’ll do with it. Then, just when I was coloring it, I got a message from a guy friend. He was requesting me to create a card for him that he can give to an ex girlfriend. Now, his personal life is none of my business but from what I gather, they are still good friends and she is about to celebrate her birthday. She is based in Japan so this card will make it to the land of Copic Markers! Hurray!

So for this one, I used a cream A2 card. Then I cut a rectangular shape just a few millimeters smaller than the base and embossed it with dots using my Cuttlebug embossing folder. The image, as I’ve mentioned, was pre-stamped by my friend from Australia. I just colored it and cut the shape. The sentiment was from my brand new {Ippity} Stamp Set called “Just wanted to say”. I love that set!
I used two pieces of stamps for this one – the greeting and the frame. After stamping both, I colored with varying shades of Yellow Copic Markers and adhered it on the card using a foam adhesive. As a finishing touch, I adhered 3 gems using my iRock tool.

Here’s a closer view of the greeting and the sparkly gems.

Here’s another one. I did basically the same thing as the first card. The main difference is that instead of an embossed background, I used a stamped background here. I used a Hero Arts background stamp here. I also distressed the card using distress ink.

Again, I added some bling for a bit of sparkle.

Thanks for looking!

Written by Alby Laran

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