Dies and Punches- Crafts and Me Challenge

     Good Morning!  I have a card to share with you today for the Crafts and Me rubber stamp challenge that begins today.  The “Rockin Rubber” team theme is “Die Cuts and Punches”.  The stamp I selected is a new one by one of my favorite artists, Hannah Lynn. This lovely mermaid is called “Tatiana”.  She is colored with copic markers and spica pens.

       I had a lot of fun coloring her. For some reason, I am in the “black and another color” mood and I was wanting to play with intense reds so here she is!  My copics are still not playing nice, so I had to limit the amount of shading and laying down of layers of color on her hair and the deeper skin shades…can’t wait to get my Touch Twin markers so I don’t have to stress when coloring my images! As I said in an earlier post, I am not giving up my copics, no way! I just want some TT’s to replace the E’s that don’t always want to do what I want them to do! LOL!
        The design paper is from ETSY... I had no black and red paper (can you believe it?) and so I thought to go digital.  The shop is called Baer Design Studio and this is the Red and Black Damask which you can find here. There are lots more digi papers in her store, and downloads are immediate.  I printed this paper out on a color laser printer at work (Ssh, don’t tell) but it would print just as beautifully on my inkjet at home.
      I used black and deep red cardstock to mat my dp.  Now since this is a “die and punch” challenge, I used three dies: the Memory Box filigree heart, Magnolia flourish and while you may not see it, a Spellbinder frame on which I mounted the image and the roses.  Some black tulle behind the image, black lace, red velvet ribbon and red roses from Kort and Godt found here at Live and Love Crafts embellish the card. I glued tiny pearls from my stash inside the roses.

       Why not pop over to the Crafts and Me challenge blog to see what the design team has created to inspire you?  We would love to see what you create with your dies and punches this week, so please join in the fun and the chance to win a great prize!  Have a great day, and, as always, thanks for your kind comments. I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Bearly Mine- Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays- Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts – Flowers and Pearls
Creative Stamp Friends- Pearls. Lace and Swirls
Ooh La La Creations- Sparkle and Shine
Pretty Little Ribbon-Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping- Red, Black and Brown
The Squirrel and the Fox- Fantasy
Color Me Creative- Girly
Clearly Inspired- Black, White and one color
Divas by Design- Anything Goes
Creative Belli- Red, White, Black
House that Stamps Built- Red, White and Black
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund- Anything Goes

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Penny

    Ann Marie, this is so deliciously rich! I love it–a lot! Fab coloring, fantastic design, love all the die cuts & beautiful embellies, the paper is gorgeous, and that color palette is yummy! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Beautiful job AnnMarie
    Love the rich colors and girlie Theme:-)Thanks for joining us at CMC

  3. Kelly

    Your card is divine like a box of luxury chocolates! Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs Kelly

  4. Pat K

    Absolutely stunning card Ann Marie. Love the lush colors with your fabulous coloring and wonderful attention to detail. A delight to look at. Thank you so much for joining us at the Belli Challenge and hope to see you again. hugs, Pat K x

  5. Wendi

    Oh Wow what an absolutely gorgeous card I love red and black, amazing image and embellishments
    Thank you so much for shariing with us at ooh la la this week

  6. Lin

    You used such rich colors on your card, Ann Marie! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  7. Thanks a lot for your sweet comments Ann Marie! You are a marvellous card maker yourself, and your coloring is amazing!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  8. wowzers, amazing. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, Good luck and hope you will join us again

  9. Mrs.B

    This is a gorgeous card, and a great image beautifully coloured. Love all the details you've added.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC

  10. Tracey

    What a gorgeous card. I love your fabulous embellishments and your colouring is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at The Squirrel and The Fox, I hope to see you there again soon.

  11. Wow, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is spectacular and your design and the die cuts look amazing!

  12. such a lush card, just loving all that sparkle so glad you joined us at OLL

  13. WOW! This is so elegant and so classy! I really LOVE the colours and the stamp is beautiful!

    Have a nice wednesday!


  14. Anke

    Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Good luck
    hugs Anke

  15. Anonymous

    Fabulous card, love all the detail and the black lace is gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

  16. Anonymous

    Love the red and black, so striking
    Hugs julie P

  17. Cheri

    Fabulous coloring on this image! Thank you for playing along with the challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

  18. Mina

    as stunning as always…thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly Challenge
    Mina xxx

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