Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Twins in TuTu's

You may have thought I'd gone off the deep end when I switched my stamping style to "cutesy" and began purchasing Magnolia's. That's the only stamping I've been doing since April...but now I've gone into deeper water. I purchased my very first digital images (Digital Pencil Too)the other night and have been busy printing them off. I've seen quite a number of digital images made into cards floating around and have checked out a dozen or so websites to see what it was all about. I'm not sure that I have fully comprehended the full spectrum of this new way of creating images, but I saw some I just couldn't resist and jumped right in! This card was made for the Three Clover Designs challenge this week which is to use digital images or paper.

Of course, I just had to get this image of Twins in Tutu's. Since we have color coded earings on the babies because they are soooo alike, I decided that I had to color these precious little ones in pink and green to match. Josslyn in green and Brielle in pink!

Here's my card...

Here's a close up of the image:

Now something else I've begun to do is finish the inside of my cards. I use some left over paper so that I don't have so much filling up my scrap bin. It's almost as challenging to finish the inside as it is to do the outside of the card. I try to keep it fairly simple, not too much in the embellishment department, but that may change with time. Here is the inside of my card:

I've also begun to make my own envelopes to match. I have had some difficulty finding envelopes for these larger sized cards - this one measures 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches, and with multiple layers, sewing and the embellishments the card is rather thick. I had purchased The Enveloper some time back, and it's perfect for making envelope boxes that give room for all the added frills. Here is my card standing beside the envelope box I made:

Most of my coloring is done with Copic Markers, and I'm still adding more to my collection each month. I also enjoy using my Prisma Color Pencils. Here are the Copic Markers I used on this card:

Card Recipe:

Paper: Card stock - White, Rose Red, Cryogen White, dp from Hobby Lobby
Ink: Copic Markers, Atyou Spica Glitter Pens, Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Embellishments: Pearl Head Pin, beads, Wire edged ribbon, Ballet Shoes charm, MS Lace Edge Punch, stitching, pop dots and ScorTape

Thank you for coming to see my latest creation...


  1. Wow! Barb, this card is too cute. I love the ballerina twins and your coloring blows me away.


  2. adorable Barb! Did you print on the cryogen white then? Your coloring is fab and perfect for these images....purely delightful!
    Pam Going Postal

  3. I saw this digital the other day....so cute! LOVE that DP!

  4. Hi Barb! Your coloring is just beautiful! Have a wonderful day!

  5. This is just so adorable Barb! The inside and envelope are the icing on the cake to this wonderful card!

  6. Barb this is adorable looks just like your little twins how sweet.


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