Friday, September 7, 2012

Big News & a card to celebrate!

I'm over-the-moon excited that I was asked to join the design team for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design! If you don't know this stamp manufacturer AND store, I urge you to check it out asap. Be sure to spend some time perusing the store as there's a fabulous assortment of goodies! Then hop over to the Hearts & Hugs blog, where the seriously talented SCACD dt ladies share their artwork!

Here's my first official card for the team!

The focal image is Rockstar Eyes (Alex) from the Eyes of Beauty and Dreams collection.

I've had her for awhile and love that she's cute and edgy at the same time, which makes her perfect for Halloween! Yay!

She was colored with Copic markers. I intentionally kept her vampire-pale to make her look a little edgier. The scan kind of washed out her leg color, but hey, my legs are probably that pale! I added a touch of Gelly Roll Stardust Pure Glitter pen on her eyes and on the skull's eyes. Then I added some Sand Copic Glitter pen to her wings to make them shimmery. I don't know if that shows up in the scan.

I masked her with Judikins Eclipse tape, die cut her with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four (which are on SALE!!!), then airbrushed the background with E42 while the cardstock was still in the die.

I layered patterned papers from the new Lost & Found Halloween 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye, added the stamped piece, then die cut brown cardstock with the fabulous Alice's Clock Statement Corner, which is a SCACD exclusive die!!! Isn't it gorgeous?

I didn't add a sentiment because:
a) I think the card would work for other occasions besides Halloween.
b) I haven't decided who will receive it and for what occasion.
c) both of the above!

BTW, Rockstar Eyes was named for my friend Alex who loves ravens like the ones on the patterned paper.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall be entering this card in the following challenge(s).
Simon Says Stamp Challenge "Put a Stamp on it"


  1. Hey Kathi
    Welcome to the DT and WOW on your first official project!!!
    Hearts and Hugs

  2. Sooo COOL! LOVE the die in the corner!!! Fabulous card! Welcome to the team!

  3. Welcome Kathi! Great card, I love how you have colored her (I have pale legs too!) and the use of the corner die looks great. Nice instructions to boot!

  4. Congrats, Kathi! How exciting for you! Fantastic card! Love the DP and the image! Great coloring!

  5. Oh, Kathi, I am so happy for you! Congratulations! :^)
    SCACD is a great store!
    (And I may have to get that gorgeous die from her!)
    Love the card--your image is so cool--love the sparkle you added after you colored her! I have that new paper, too--it definitely looks great on a card! Love the die cut for your image, too!
    Yes, you could use this card for various and sundry, couldn't you. :^)
    Again, congrats! :^)

  6. So happy to have you on the team!! Gorgeous card, Love it!!

  7. ACK!!~!! LOOOOOOOOOOOVE it!! The browns are a GREAT look for her and the way you put all the pieces together is fabulous. So THRILLED to have you as part of the SCACD DT :)