You’re Lovely | CAS Card

Has anyone told you today that you’re lovely? Well, you are! We are all lovely in our own ways. Whether we’re blonde, brunette, or… purple, pink and orange? I kinda want hair like this!

I started my card with a snippet of X-Press It Blending Card, which is alcohol marker friendly. I cut it with a circle die, then placed it into my MISTI. First I stamped the hat, then the hair and eye stamp, both from Concord & 9th’s Fashion Wear Stamp Set. I stamped them with MFT Black Hybrid ink. I then also added the lips, using a little ink pad lid as a stamp block.

Hair: PV3, HB2, MG3, MG1, BO2, BO1, CT4, IG2

Hat: IG6, IG2

Skin: HB1, GB9, GB4, GB2, TN3, TN1, FS7

Lips: PP5

I then got started on my colouring using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are all listed on the left. I coloured her hair first. The whole card design was inspired by an “unusual hair colour” challenge theme, and I think I achieved it! I kept the hat simple with just a little grey shading so that it wouldn’t compete with the hair.

With the skin I always start by covering the entire area with my lightest (the FS7 in this case), then use a purple (HB1) into the shadow areas, followed by working darkest to lightest. I was worried initially about drawing in the face and neck, and there was a moment that I thought I had really messed up my design, but eventually it came together and doesn’t look too bad.

Having completed the colouring I moved the circle panel onto my purple card base and tried to work out how I wanted to do my sentiment. My original plan was to make a sentiment strip, but I quickly decided I wanted to stamp the sentiment directly, and have it partially on the card base and partially on the focal panel.

I achieved the effect I was after by using my MISTI to stamp, and having a piece of washi tape as a hinge for the circle. I lined up the ‘lovely’ stamp whilst the circle was in position, lifted thee lid of my MISTI and stamped the word onto the card base using Altenew Deep Iris ink. I then flipped back down and stamped it onto the circle. I repeated the process with the ‘you’re’, completing my sentiment. I did also use a white pencil to outline the portion of lovely that is overlapping the hair, just to help it stand out a bit better.

All that was left was to adhere the circle into place, making sure the sentiment still lined up nicely, and the card was complete.

I really am rather pleased with how this came out. Definitely more colourful than yesterday’s monochromatic design! And I know I said it already in the intro, but I want my hair like that please. I’m sure it wouldn’t be as impressive in real life though. At least, not for long. I imagine it wouldn’t take too long to fade and for the colours to run together. Not so on the card though!


Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)


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Color My Heart Color Dare – Inspiration Photo Color Palette (I used the purple, pink, orange and yellow)

Digi Choosday – Anything Goes

Make The Cards Challenge – Sketch

NBUS Challenge – Never Before Used Stuff (The stamp set I used is one that has been sitting in my drawer for a while now and this is the first time I’ve used it!)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Fun and Quirky

Stamping Sensations – For A Lady

Sweet Stampin’ – Unusual Hair Colours

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – All Things Feminine

30 thoughts on “You’re Lovely | CAS Card

  1. Happy to have my hair that colour as well, just not brave enough. A lovely feminine creation and perfect for our ‘For a Lady’ theme at Stamping Sensations July challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  2. Love the simplicity of your card Charlotte and of course that fabulous hair! Thanks for playing along with Color My Heart Color Dare. X

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  3. Sounds like that stamp set has a lot of flexibility… adorable image and coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

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  4. This is AWESOME!! Great coloring and fabulous take on our sketch! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Make The Cards Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

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  5. I do love how you had her hair looking like the peacock. Great shading too. Thanks for joining us at Colour Dare Challenge, I hope you can join us again soon.

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  6. I want my hair colorful like that, too, Charlotte, but I would need a wig because my hair is too short. I love the hat, too, and I think you did a great job with the alignment of the letters! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

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