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Sunday, August 26, 2012

dum dum da dum

Hello, my crafty friends!  Ever make a card that you couldn't wait to share?!  Well, THIS is one of those cards!  It was an order from a co-worker for her friend's wedding.  They are very good friends from college, along with a third girl, so she wanted a card that represented their friendship.  She sent me a photo of the three of them to work off of and this is what I came up with.

It is a center step card (and only the second one I've ever made).  There is a fabulous tutorial on splitcoaststampers on how to do this.  You can find it here.  

I adjusted my dimensions just a bit because I wanted it to be 7" wide.  I divided the sections into 2" sides and a 3" center.  I have used three fabulous Sassy Studio Designs images - Sexy Bride Sassy, Charlotte Sassy, and Miranda Sassy.  All are colored with Copics and Prismacolor Artmarkers.  I added lots of Crystal Stickles to the bride's dress and gave her a pretty pearl earring!


Papers are from a My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad called Meadowlark.  The sentiment is savvystamps and was cut with a Grommet Tags die from Spellbinders and secured in place with rhinestone brads.  I finished up the details with the Martha Stewart Wrought Iron border punch, a pearl swirl, and a few flowers.  I was really happy with how this turned out and I heard it was a big hit with the recipient too!  That is the best part about this hobby - the smiles and joy the finished products give others!

Speaking of hobbies....  I have a friend , an old high school acquaintance, who has his own woodworking shop, Molasses Hill Woodworking.  After catching up on the last 20 some odd years of our lives via facebook, I commissioned him to make a holder for my Copics.  I had been frustrated that you could no longer buy the white Color Cubby towers from Studio3 Solutions.  I'm not the DIY type so I bought large clear storage jars at Michaels and was using those on my desk.  

Well, that just wasn't working for me!  I don't have a ton of markers.  Yet.  But I have about 80 now and I wanted them somewhere with room for the collection to grow.  So Rick came to my rescue!  I sent him some photos and links to blogs, even the dimensions of the Color Cubby.  I wasn't sure what to expect, but when I saw progress photos on facebook and then finally the finished piece in real life (he even delivered it to me) I was ecstatic!  His craftsmanship is incredible and it was worth every penny!  Take a look:

Gorgeous, right?  The shelves are even adjustable!  Now my desk is super organized!

 And I found a new use for those clear storage jars!

Thanks for stopping by today!   I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

- Challenges 4 Everybody: #1-Anything Goes
- Craft Your Days Away: #52-Anything Goes
- Di's Digi Designs Challenge: Wedding, Anniversary, Engagement
- Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge: #122-Try a Different Fold
- Bloggers Challenge: Color Splash (black and white with a splash of color)
- Digi Doodle Shop Challenges: #122-Use Pearls 
- Divas By Design: #49-Anything Goes  
- My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges: #71-Weddings/Anniversaries
- The Paper Shelter: #78-Anything Goes
- Bearly Mine Challenges: #49-Anything Goes
- Craft Your Passion Challenges: #124-Power of Three (use three of something: 3 images)

Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, E23, E31, E33, E34, W8, B00, Y32, Y35, Y38) and Prismacolor Art Markers (150, 151, 152).



knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...


Jovan said...

OMG...this card is AMAZING & FABULOUS! I just love the colors and details! I just colored this bride and used red too...LOVE IT!

Sonia said...

Fabby creation. Great JOB!

~ginny said...

LOL! What a great card... she is a very lucky bride - to be the recipient of that fun and beautiful card Regan!
I'm so glad you joined the challenge at Craft Your Passion and I hope to see you again next week!
CYP Design Team

Lori aka lorib117 said...

Regan, this card is gorgeous!!! I love it. Everything about it is amazing! Beautifully done.

cotnob said...

This card is stunning, I'm not surprised you couldn't wait to share it. I bet your co-worker was over the moon when you gave it to her. I love everything about it.
Your pen storage looks fab as well.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Lotta said...

Hi Regan!! Oh this card is just...STUNNING!!!! I understand the reciever was very happy!! :) hugs Sandra

Tanya said...

Fab card, I love the sentiment! And those images and bold colours are very contemporary and fun! Perfect for the modern bride :D

Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge Blog :)

Tanya xx

Unknown said...

gorgeous card! you've coloured the characters in beautifully!
thank you so much for sharing with us at "Challenges4Everybody".
good luck! - Amelia

Sara said...

Regan this is just stunning! Oh my gosh, your coloring is amazing, and all of the details are just wonderful! I'm sure she enjoyed it very much! And dont even get me started on your Copic holder-it is so cool

Pat said...

Cute idea. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

stampingbowd said...

Super cute card! Great DP! I can see why you were excited to share this one!!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends this week!

Cards By MI said...

Fabby looking card. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS challenges this week.
Love n hugs

Jackie said...

Oh wow Regan! I just love this! What an amazong job you did! Lovely creation :)

Robin said...

WOW!!!! Your card is just amazing and I am sooooo jealous (as will Beck be when she sees this). I love the case he made for you. Can't wait to see it all filled up. Hugs, Robin

Eileen said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the images you have used, and beautifully coloured. Great layout and design.
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter challenge this week and good luck
Eileen x

Jasmine said...

Holy Moly, woman! You SHOULD be excited to show this one off, it is AH-MAY-Zing! I love the color scheme, and the bride's sparkly dress. Just an incredible layout. I am sooo jealous of your new crafting set up, it's fantastic.

Papercrafting Princess said...

WOW she is going to Absolutely LOVE it. So cute and personal. Loving the red/white/black!!!

Unknown said...

What a fabulous card! Gorgeous colors, and I love the DP you used!

Woo Hoo! Congrats on the new shelf ... really love it. I would love one but I need something that is portable. Half the time I colored in my craft area, and the other half is done at my kitchen table. LOL!

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card.Thanks for joining us this time at Diva's.

Gaynor Greaves said...

WOW this is the nicest card I have seen in a while, it's absolutely stunning, love the design and all your lush embellishments, thanks for joining our challenge at MMCS, Gaynor XX

Winnie and Patty said...

I love center step cards, and this one is beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends blog challenge!

Robin said...

Congrats on your Top 3 for this card. You should have won. Hugs, Robin

The Wolverina /// said...

Oh MY but if I were you I would be anxious to share this one as well. WOW, it is an absolutely GORGEOUS work of art! I am so impressed and inspired! What an amazing gift that will be! :)

Kim Kelley said...

WOW my talented knocked this ne out of the park! This is absolutely my favorite card you have ever done! Gorgeous does not really do it justice! That marker rack is how it's adjustable! HUGS

mandy said...

Wow oh Wow Hun your card is amazing I love the Girls how fab are they and the papers and embellishments are perfect together :) I love you Copic storage also :)

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges

Hugs Mandy xxx

Caz said...

This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Craft your days away, and good luck.


Lisa Somerville said...

Such a striking Center Step card - love the images and coloring! Fab storage unit too - lucky girl! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Julie said...

Wow - this is just fab! What a great card. Those papers are great too!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our final challenge - Anything Goes.

Hugs - Julie x

Kate said...

WOW!!! Seriously this card is Amazing and I can't believe with only 80 markers your colouring is Superb. Just Awesome. I love the new copic stand.

Scrappers Creative Corner

Kathy said...

OMG!!!! This is superb. Love the way you've combined the images to look like the recipient and her friends. Amazing coloring, especially the red. What a stunner! Love the new copic storage, so big and perfect for organizing!

Sharman said...

Regan, is it possible for you to give me the dimensions of your copic holder? I would love to ask my husband to make me this also. I also have some of the cubbies from Studio3 and did not know that you could no longer get them. Thank you so much.