Saturday, October 5, 2013

You can do it!

This card features Bombshell Stamps' Rosie the Riveter Digi stamp. I think that Rosie is perfect for encouragement cards and for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Rosie was reduced and laser printed onto Neenah cardstock. Copic markers were used to color her.

My color scheme for this card is orange and red, per one of the challenges for Splitcoast Stampers'  Hope You Can Cling To Challenges, which is a month-long event. People will be making cards and sending them to a hospital that treats breast cancer patients and their families. It's a great cause and you should check it out using the link above. 

I didn't have patterned paper that matched the challenge color scheme and the way I colored Rosie, so I made my own by coloring black and white patterned paper! I use this trick often when I don't have patterned paper that works for me and I'm feeling particularly matchy-matchy.

I used white on black floral and music-printed heart patterned paper from the Irresistible 6x6 pad by Authentique. I colored the flowers and the hearts with Copic markers, as listed below.  Red and white polka dotted paper, from the Lovely 6x6 pad by Authentique. The dots were originally white and the red didn't quite match the red of Rosie's lips and nails. After coloring the red paper with YR02, the red matched and the polka dots were orange. Gotta love when the matchy matchy thing works out!

I also ended up coloring some musical notation patterned paper from theIrresistible 6x6 pad by Authentique before die-cutting it with Alterations flower dies. These four flowers were stacked, a clear button was adhered to a circle punched from my orange and red polka dot papers, and the flower embellishment was stitched onto my card front.

Thanks for visiting today!
Copic markers used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, BV00
Lips: R27, R37, R56
Hair; N02, N04, N06
Shirt: YR00, YR02, YR04, YR16, YR18
Bandana: Ditto, except the dots are R37, R56
Flowers and hearts on patterned paper: YR00, YR02, YR04
Red dotted paper: YR02

I shall be entering this card in the following challenges:
Splitcoast's Hope You Can Cling To Challenges:  Courage & Strength
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: We're Going Dotty
ABC Challenge #47: Three or more  patterned papers


  1. Fabulous card Kathi :-) the image is FAB and the colours and whole design is perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. Great card, Kathi. Love these images, what are they ??
    Corrie x

  3. Sorry for my question, of course they are Bombshell stamps as you clearly stated in you post !

    I'll have a look at them.

    Corrie x

  4. Hi Kathy,
    This card is really beautiful. And I am admirative with your colouring !!!
    I hope you are healthy. Best regards from Paris :)

  5. Really gorgeous card, with good feelings too.. Good luck for the challenges Kathi! Coco x

  6. Another great creation! Never would of thought to colour up B&W paper to matchy-match (must remember that one!!)
    Off to check out my cards now for the cause :)

  7. Fantastic creation, Kathi! You made such beautiful DP with your coloring! Love the colors you chose for this, too! Great combination of DP, and that flower is absolutely gorgeous! Love this card! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. An absolutely gorgeous card! You're right Rosie is the perfect image - and wow have you colored her perfectly. thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

  9. Kathi, your card for this particular SCS challenge is perfect and for our dotty one, too! Rosie is the perfect cover girl for this cause - thanks so much for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  10. You used flowers! You make me so darn proud! And to color up paper so you have what you want, brilliant! I have to use some of the flowers you sent me, I have them in a little covered clear jar on a shelf so I can look at all the pretty colors but do need to break down and put them on cards too. But they make me think of you and smile so it's hard to do.