Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Read My Lips Lucille, from the fabulous and funny Humorous Senior Collection of stamps (I Brake for Stamps)  wants you to vote today. Lucille doesn't even care who you vote for, just as long as you vote. After all, if you don't vote, you can't complain. These days, complaining seems to be a very popular activity by Lucille and other people! Additionally, it's your right and your privilege to vote, so go do it!

Lucille was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts). First I colored Lucille's sweater and dress in E43, E42, and E41 Copic markers. I grabbed a knit orphan sock, put some Colorless Blender on it, then pressed it onto the colored sections. Instant knit texture on both the cardigan and dress! I finished coloring Lucille, fussy-cut her, edged her with black marker, and used gold gel pen to add a touch of gold to the buckle of her bag and the clasps of her sweater. Startdust glitter pen (Sakura) was used to add glitter to her glasses, since Lucille does like her glitter!

Blue cardstock and patterned paper from an old 6x6 pad by Authentique was die-cut with two of the dies from the 5x7 Card Creator Nestabilities (Spellbinders) die set. Antique Linen Distress ink (Ranger) was used to cover the white edges of the patterned paper. The image panel was adhered to the matted blue cardstock.

A piece of star-patterned paper from the same pad was die-cut with the Mermaid font die (Die-Versions). The second part of the sentiment was created with blue Dymo tape and my Dymo Caption Maker). 

The tape sentiment was adhered to a 3.75" x 5.75" piece of patterned paper from the same 6x6 patterned paper pad. The matted image panel was adhered atop the Dymo tape sentiment and the die-cut letters were added to the top. The letters didn't stand out enough, so I used a fine tip Multi-Liner (Copic) to outline the die-cut letters. The edges of the panel were sponged with Fired Brick Distress ink then matted onto a piece of  4" x 6" navy cardstock.

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  1. Love your card, Kathi. Lucille looks like I'm going to look in the future.....the very, very close future.

  2. Fab card - I love your colours.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin, Wedgie xxx

  3. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  4. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


  5. Dear Kathi,

    Thank you for sharing this lovely project with us, I think the design is absolutely gorgeous and I love all the colours!

    I think the touch of Dymo really adds to the character of the design and I am glad it is coming to good use.

    With best and warmest wishes,
    Loek M

  6. A brilliant card and a fabulous image. The papers are wonderful.
    Thank-you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore November Challenge “Use a Stamp or Digi on your Project” and good luck x