Hello blogging friends and Happy Friday! Not too long ago Bazzill contacted me to see if I would like to try out some of their New Cardstock--Card Shoppe.
Card Shoppe is a New cardstock that is perfect for card makers and paper crafters. It is smooth, heavy-weight (100 lbs), and folds with a crisp edge. It is prefect to use with Copic markers and it won't warp when using mists. Card Shoppe is available in 28 coordinating colors in 8.5 x 11 sheets. **NOTE--The Bazzill Basic Paper website has been doing some maintenance and once everything is up and going I will come back and add in all of the direct links. ;-)
Over the next few weeks I will be sharing several projects with you using the Card Shoppe papers. Bazzill was very generous to send and extra paper pack so I will be having a fun give-away in the next couple of weeks too! So be sure to Follow, Subscribe or check back ofter--you won't want to miss out on this great prize!!
Here is the card I designed using the Card Shoppe papers. I wanted to try a few different techniques with the paper just so I could see how it would hold up and the paper is Fantastic!! I did stamping, coloring with Copic markers, die cutting, embossing and paper shaping.
To start I used Rich Cocoa ink and stamped the image on to Marshmallow (white) cardstock. Then I started to add color using Copic markers. I used four shades of blue for the flowers.
Next I used two shades of green Copic markers to color the leaves. Sorry, but I forgot to take a picture of the bow after I colored it but I used three shades of pink to color the bow.
I used S4-356 Floral Ovals die template to create the die cut. I wanted to air brush on the inside of the die cut so I left the die template in place and created a mask to put over the floral image. I used a yellow marker on the inside of the oval and a blue marker for the flowers on the outer edge.
After die cutting, air brushing and removing the mask this is what the die cut looks like.
Next I used Gumdrop (green) paper and S4-328 Foliage die templates to cut/emboss some leaves and then I used a green Copic marker to airbrush them.
For the little flowers Icy Mint (lt. blue) Card Shoppe paper and two of the flower die templates from S5-089 Home Sweet Home. To shape the flowers and leaves I used a larger ball stylus and a foam pad.
Here is a close up of the colored image and the die cut oval and flowers. I added Pearls for flower center and Diamond Clear Glitter to the flowers and leaves. The Pearls and Diamond Clear Glitter are both from The Rubber Cafe'.
I added some May Arts Ribbon Sample Delicate Vintage Lace and May Arts 1/4'' Fuchsia Silk Ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. For the embossed background I used Icy Mint (lt. blue) Card Shoppe paper and EL-002 Regal M-Bossabilities Folder from Spellbinders. For the card base I used Gumball (med.blue) Card Shoppe paper.
This is my first card using the Card Shoppe paper from Bazzill but I really like working with the papers. They are nice and smooth, work great with Copics and die cut and emboss beautifully! I am looking forward to creating more projects and trying more techniques with the Card Shoppe papers.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a Wonderful Friday!!
Hugs & Smiles,
Stamps: JustRite Papercraft CR-03705 Botanical Medallions & Banners
Paper: NEW Bazzill Basics Paper Card Shoppe Marshmallow (white), Icy Mint (lt. blue), Gumball (med.blue), Gumdrop (green)
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Copic Markers BG70, B000, B21, B34, RV10, R83, RV66, Y11, TG61, YG63
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, S4-356 Floral Ovals, S5-089 Home Sweet Home, S4-328 Foliage, EL-002 Regal M-Bossabilities Folder
Accessories: The Rubber Cafe' Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Diamond Clear Glitter, Pearls, Stick "EM" Tool; The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store May Arts Ribbon Sample Delicate Vintage Lace, May Arts 1/4'' Fuchsia Silk Ribbon; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Hot Glue