Saturday, March 16, 2013

Today's entry into the Earth Art International designer contest is the Elephant.


  • Base and matt paper are both from Taj Majal stack by DCWV (love this paper pack!)
  • Elephant rubber stamp is from Earth Art International/Sue Coccia. Colored with Copic markers.  (If you are wondering, yes, Sue's designs are very time consuming, sometimes challenging, to color, but fun.)  Elephant is attached using pop dots.
  • No glitter glue on this card as there is enough bling on the papers.
  • Black ribbon is basic stuff from any craft or sewing store.
  • Basic Yellow glitter paper stock cut with Nesting Lace Circles die cuts using my Cuttlebug.
  • Metal is from Dove of the East India Journey collection. I hope they come out with more India stuff as I love it!
  • The Thinking of You rub-on is left over from a previous India style card kit. Love it when the card kit manufacturers add extras for future use!

My entry into the Earth Art International designer contest earlier this week is the Horse.  Owner Sue Coccia is looking to put a design team together, so I thought I would give it a try.  

This is the first time I have used Sue's rubber stamps even though I have owned some for a few years. 

Supplies used:
  • Basic paper is Bales of Hay 
  • Matt is Gloss Marble Black by The Paper Company. Got to get more of this paper! Any other black paper just did not make the Horse stand out like I wanted it to.
  • Horse rubber stamp by Earth Art International, colored with Copic markers
  • Stickles Glitter glue for Fish Bubbles (Turquoise), Stars (Yellow) and Spider "trail" (Lavender)
  • Lariat is jute twine
  • Happy Birthday rubber stamp (using Staz-On Forest Green ink) is from Greetings collection; Horsehead/Horseshoe (using Staz-On Jet Black ink) is from Horses collection; both collections are by Inkadinkadoo.

I have been making greeting cards since 2004, and I must say I have greatly improved over the years.  I started off just doing rubber stamps and some basic matting.  Since then, I have added other medium, bling, ribbons and flowers, and have learned all kinds of techniques.  I thoroughly enjoy making greeting cards and plan on continuing for as many years as I can.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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