You’re a Super-Star!

Good morning!  Today I’ve used AmyR’s Friday sketch challenge and one of my favorite stamps by C.C. Designs, the Play Ball Bitzy Bug!  (I actually love all the Bugz!)


I stamped the image onto Bazzill Coconut Smoothies cardstock with the intention of using Copics to color the image.  But apparently, 144 Copics just aren’t enough.  I couldn’t seem to match ANY of the colors on this patterned paper!  So instead I used SU reinkers and I have to say I LOVE how the Bazzill Smoothies accepts watercolor!  I’ll be using my ink more often now.  The colors didn’t bleed, the paper didn’t warp…I was very happy.  (I did, however, use a gray Copic to outline the image once the ink was dry.)

I also “tried” to use my new Copic airbrush for the first time.  ACK!  I either need an air compressor or a REALLY big can of air because I need LOTS of practice.

I also tried (many times) to use my little Daisy D’s baseball stitch roll-on rub-on.  Let’s just say it didn’t work very well and it is now in the trash.  So I used my mat pack to make my own baseball stitch (across the yellow stripe).  Once I pierced the straight line, I readjusted the template so that the straight line of holes fell in between two rows of template holes.  That way the “stitches” were closer together.  I also used the mat pack to faux stitch around the oval. If  you insert the needle through one hole, leave the needle in the cardstock and turn the template, you can align the next hole along the curve and still have evenly spaced “stitches.”

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Cardstock:  Bazzill Coconut Smoothies   Patterned Paper:  Polar Bear Press “Star Surprise,” “Birthday Candle Stripes” and “Cupcake Sprinkles”  Stamps:  C.C. Designs Play Ball Bitzy Bug, sentiment from “Daphne Goes to School” and “Small Solid Shadow Spot”   Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black, SU Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Blue Bayou, Ruby Red   Accessories:  Creative Memories oval cutter, mat pack/needle, Black SU marker, Gray Copic marker (No. 1), mm mini star brads, mm eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Sakura 3-d black gel pen (on eyes), pop dots, waterbrush. Card size 5 ½” x 4 ¼”.

21 responses to “You’re a Super-Star!

  1. Gasp!!! THis is soooo cute! Your watercoloring is fabulous!!! Love your eyelets, stitching and every other detail too. Such a perfect boy card!

  2. this card is beautiful, love all the details that baseball stitch is perfect you did a fantastic job with it, who needs rub on LOL. Have a great weekend.

  3. Adorable and wonderful. Love all of your choices.

  4. Just lovely, beautiful colours.

  5. Adorable card! Your coloring is awesome on that little man! 🙂

  6. OOOOMGOSh this is so cute! I love the paper, eyelets, brads, just darling M! 😀

  7. Bonnie aka raduse

    Way too cute. Love it.

  8. Oh, this is so adorable! I’m going to have to visit AmyR’s blog and check out the sketch! These bugs are ADORABLE!

  9. OMG this is over the top cute, M!! LOVE these colors and your coloring!

  10. He’s so cute! I love these colors and dp you used!

  11. CUTE!!! Love the watercoloring! This is the perfect boy card!

  12. Very cute card for a little baseball star!


  13. That’s so adorable and your coloring is wonderful!
    Hugs and smiles

  14. ok, you are too smart to leave that needle in there and turn the template! LOL.

  15. what a great card! I absolutely love the bug!

  16. So cute!! I love the nice bright colours!!! Thanks for the tip on paper piercing on an curve….I always “eyeball” mine and I’m SURE everyone can tell….lol

  17. Oh no…you’re doing it again. Making me want those adorable bugs…lol! I love your card, Michele!! Waaaay cute!!

  18. Michelle this is darling.. The coloring looks wonderful whether Copics or reinkers or a combination of the two! And I LOVE your baseball stitching! What a great detail.

  19. What a great boy card! I love how you did the layering. The whole layout, colors, coloring–everything–is super!

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