If you love to color (like I do :D) then the new Make a Wish, Stamps for a Cause set from Gina K Designs will be one that you really enjoy!!! The bold nature of the images makes them easy to use, in fact my 7 and 13 year old DD's really, really like this birthday cake and have decided that this will be an image they want to use for making their friend's birthday cards. Maddi saw the card that I made today and she said, "CUTE Mom, I think I'd like to make some of those for my friends!" Both girls love to stamp and make cards for their friends. They have taken to bringing out my supplies this summer, as they are also "stranded" here at home, and are "sharing" them with their friends. To say the least - I'm EXTREMELY excited to share my supplies with them and encourage their creative spirits. So if you have kids in your family, this set is not only to raise funds for a cause that benefits kids, but it is also a stamp set that will be PERFECT for kids to use.
To make this card I once again used COPIC markers to color the image. The bold, vivid nature of the colors truly makes this cake look scrumptious. The background paper is new from Memory Box and is called Enlightened. I hope to have it up in my store soon. It was this paper that I used to develop my color scheme. I love the look of tall skinny cards and felt that this image is well suited for this type of design. I love that the font of the greeting is so classic.
The one thing that I find difficult right now being I can't make it out to my little photo studio is capturing accurate colors and the sparkle in my cards. So I took a second picture and I hope this gives you a better idea as to the glitter that is on this cute little cake. So how did I create this gorgeous color? Well, the stars are created using a FAB NEW product from COPIC called the Spicas. These babies rock!!! The colors I utilized on this card were gold, black, melon and pink. To watch these go on is an absolute delight. As the ink comes out the glitter just rocks! Talk about bling - these are bling supreme!!!
Rather then the typical powdered mica look these appear to be more of a crushed glass look - the sparkle is SO over the top! To add a more iridescent nature to the cake icing I did use a second medium as well. I have learned so much about the Ranger product line from Mona Lisa. At CHA she gave me a grand tour of the Ranger booth and introduced me to some of the most rockin' products. Now many I already have in my stash but watching and meeting Tim, talking with Lis and just my own experimental nature has pushed me to release some new innovative ways to use these. This morning I consulted with Lis and asked if I could use Liquid Pearls in a watered down version. Being that Lis has used Perfect Pearls this way I thought why not give these a try. I dropped one little bead of Liquid Pearls on a piece of plastic, added some water from my Water Brush and voila - instant glamour - yum, yum, yum :D
So with that I'm going to leave you with a little enticement to please help a worthy cause! Purchase the stamp set and share it with a child in your life, purchase the stamp set and use it yourself, or just go directly to the Make a Wish Foundation and make your donation. I plan on doing the later being that I have this fabulous set. I challenge you to do the same - some child and their family will be eternally grateful.