Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tubby Bear Bubbles

Last weekend I took advantage of the great sale that Dustin Pike had on his Digi Stamps. I got 118 images. All his digi are so cute it was hard to decide which one I wanted to use first. I decided on this cutie, I have had my eye on this one from the start.
I am trying to be proactive on the cards that I will probably need for the school next year so that I am not rushing at the last minute to get a card done for one of the many showers that we have. There always seems to be lots of bridal showers one year and baby showers the next year. Since we had 4 bridal showers this year I am making some baby cards just in case I need them. This is one of them that I just finished.
I made the image on the bigger side so all the detail showed. I colored everything with Copics and then used Shimmers on the white part of the bubbles(the centers) then painted Stickles over the colored part of the bubbles. I did this because I have found Shimmers to "dull" the color of the Copics. I painted the Stickles so it wouldn't be too thick, just a thin coat. I took a close-up of it to try and show the two different shines together. I also brushed Shimmers on the soap to give the appearance of it being damp. I covered some of the bubbles with Dew Drops to add some fun to the card. When I Cuttlebugged the back round the bubbles didn't show up too well so I took my light blue and light purple Copics and rubbed them sideways along the top of the circles then ran my blender brush over them to lighten and blend them together. I did "Bubble Time" on the computer because I didn't have any stamps to fit the image.
A couple of years ago I never would have thought of making a card without a rubber stamp in hand. Now I love making them without a single piece of rubber and who would even know unless they were told. It is still made from the heart and a one of a kind creation. How far this craft has come.
What do you think of using digi stamps?
Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been creating and your kind comments about my cards, I really appreciate them.


mamichelle said...

Mary, that is amazing!!! Love everything about it! It's a good idea to get a jump on things so you're not so stressed when there's less time.

I agree with you on shimmerz making copics dull looking. I threw away a flower yesterday because of that.

Peggy said...

This is so cute! I love the bubbles. I agree about the shimmerz and copics. I still love them though. Great job!

Kristen said...

This image is so cute and your bubbles look awesome! I need to check out Dustin Pike more often. Great job photographing our card. It looks great!

Liz said...

Mary, I love your Bubble Time Card, that bear is adorable and the Dew Drops were the perfect accent. I have not tried the Digi Stamps yet, I really don't know how the whole thing works? I'll have to investigate, especially if they have images like that!

Pia said...

Great card Mary!