Friday, January 30, 2009

Under the Influence

Under the Influence
Originally uploaded by Buckeye
Another day off, another card.

This one, I am tickled with the result.

I made this card for the Ways To Use It #203 challenge, which was to use alcohol in some way. Of course, I chose to use my Copic markers, which are alcohol markers. But then, I decided to use alcohol as my inspiration for the card. I spotted this awesome image by Stamps Happen on my shelf, and I needed one more Valentine...and, somehow, everything just came together. I decided to mix up some Valentine's Day cocktails with my coloring choices and, when I ran an errand this afternoon, I thought of the sentiment which reads, "Under the influence......of your love". Kinda clever, huh?

The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Neenah Solar Crest cardstock. Colored cardstock, patterned paper, silver heart brads, ribbon and a scallop punch were also used to create this card. The sentiment is computer-generated, and I did a little paper piercing too.

Now, if only all cards I make could come together this nicely.

And,'s back to work I go. But, going to work for one day, and then having a weekend, isn't so bad.



Lauri said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Very stunning and delicious looking card!

Debbie, said...

I love this one. The colors are so vibrant and fun.

Hovawart said...

I saw your StazOn technique ATC "Color" at and thought it was the loveliest I had ever seen so I followed the copyright url to find your blog. I love your style!

Chris said...

Your card is stunning! Love that stamp and might just have to have it LOL and I also love how you've given it added value by making it a Valentine and your very clever sentiment. Perfection. Chris :)

Jenny Gropp said...

I absolutely love this card. The coloring is beyond awesome - the shading is soo perfect. You nailed this one. AND I have never seen this stamp and NOW I want it! Fantastic card... and sentiment adorable!

Cat said...

Beautifully done! The colors are fantastic!

I did receive your inquiry about Terry Medaris coming to teach in San Diego. Could you please email me so I can send you the information? Thanks! My email is

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness!! Your coloring looks like a photo - Wow, awesome job, I really love this card! :O