Saturday, June 22, 2013

Nothing ventured, nothing gained -- The Sequel

I really love Kraftin' Kimmie's Trixie Tapper stamp. I can picture her tap dancing on all sorts of places. I've already had her tapping on piano keys.

Now she's dancing atop a sparkly rainbow!

Trixie Tapper (on sale now!!!) was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. Her cane and shoes were glitzed up with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen. Her buttons were touched with Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pens. When I was done coloring her, I added a cloudy sky using Copic markers.

My lovely husband bought me a rainbow die a while back and I don't recall who makes it. I used the rainbow die to die cut music paper from an old Paddington 7 Gypsies 6x6 pad (which I hoard), separated the rings, colored them with Copic markers, then used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen to add the requisite sparkle. I let the rainbow dry over night.

Here's a close up, held at a weird angle, that captures the sparkle!

When I was absolutely, positively sure it was dry, I adhered it under Trixie Tapper, so it would look as though she were dancing upon it.

The image panel was matted onto glittery black metallic cardstock.

A 5" x 7" card was created from glittery white metallic cardstock. I used the same white metallic cardstock to create flourish die cuts using Memory Box's Madera Corner and Elegant Scrollwork dies. I adhered these shimmery white die cuts on the the shimmery white card front, then added the matted image panel and called it "Done!".

I did not add a sentiment because I can always add one later when I determine who will get it for what occasion!

Copic markers used:
Skin: E000, E00, E93, BV00, R20
Hair: E35, E25, E27
Tuxedo & Hat: C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, 100
Bow Tie, Vest, & Hat: BV62, BV66, BV69
Sky: B21, C00, C0
Rainbow:  R27 Y06, YR07, G05, B06, B69, V09

I shall enter this in the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie: Guest Designer Contest
CMC Copic Challenge Group #71: Colors of Summer
Southern Girls: Give it an Upper Cut and Punch It all Out


  1. Kathi, I love the clouds you created on your cool card! Great job on those! Wonderful coloring of your image, too, and the rainbow is fab! Love your die cuts also--at first glance I thought you had embossed the white CS! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Ohh, just saw you made it into the next round! You know I will be making it known who is my top choice! Of course, not sure my opinion counts a lot but still!

  3. This is adorable!! I love her dancing on the rainbow. Thanks for joining us at CMC and I hope to see you back soon.