Spring is Back - TSS DT Card


Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a card that I made for Valentine's Day using the gorgeous Sarah Kay 'Spring is Back' stamp. I wanted a really nice rich and vintage look for my card, so decided to colour her in sepia tones paired with shades of red. I think this works quite nice for Valentine's Day :)

The papers I used are from the My Mind's Eye 'Love Me' collection - so perfect for Valentine's Day! I have paired this with some gorgeous red and sepia toned flowers, a gold edge plate, and a doily all from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also used some beautiful lace to soften the image, and three bronze coloured Kaisercraft rhinestones.

I coloured the image using copics, and distressed all of the papers with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen.

Here are the Copic colours that I used:

Skin: E50, E53, YR00, E00
Hair: E71, E47, E29
Trousers/Hat: E50, E53, E00, E31,E43
Top/Flowers/Ribbon: R11, R22, R05, 100

*QUICK TIP - You will notice that I used Black 100 in the mix for the flowers, and the ribbon. As I don't have a huge amount of copics, I tend to make my own colours by 'mixing' the copics. In this case, I wanted a darker red, so I took the my R05 copic and rubbed the tip on the Black 100 pen to pick up some of the colour. This won't ruin your copics...you can simply rub the pen on a scrap piece of paper to lose the colour that you picked up!*

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Thanks for stopping by :)



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  1. Gorgeous card Alyce, love the vintage colours. You are right they work really well for valentines.
    Hugs Kat xx

  2. Alyce this is an adorable card. Such a cutie image and your colouring is divine!

  3. Wow, I would not have thought of this color combo but you are right, it creates a really rich feel. Your roses match so well too. Love the gold plate and the coloring is awesome.

  4. hi alyce! this is a gorgeous card!! wonderful coloring too!

  5. Stunning card and colouring Alyce. Thanks for the handy tip on colouring with the copics.loz

  6. This is sooo pretty! Perfect Valentine card!!

  7. oh wow Hun this is just stunning just love your detail,its brilliant hun hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

  8. Alyce,

    This is simply stunning, I am in awe of your colouring. Gorgeous.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  9. Alyce...I chickened out and deleted the post! Thought I might sound like an idiot! But I do wish we could get clear answers on what is going on and not a bunch of assumptions. I'll let you know if I hear anything, you let me know too. BTW, beautiful card! She is so, so cute! Would love to make something like you do. xxxooo

  10. What a gorgeous card,came over from Make it Monday.xxx

  11. Gorgeous card. I love your colouring.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  12. Such a beautiful vintage sepia colored card. You most certainly achieved the look you were going for and your Copic tip to tip idea works wonderfully. :)
    Really like the embellishments you added as well.

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    Lisa xx

  13. Gorgeous card hun, lovely colouring, and I love the papers you have used..
    Saw this on Make it Monday..

  14. Gorgeous card Alyce, love your colour combo, beautifully coloured Sarah Kay and flowers. Seen it on MIM, thanks for sharing. Carolxx

  15. What a beautiful card. I saw it on Make it Monday.

  16. Love your coloring.. and your card is darling. I saw it at MIM and had to stop by to say hello!

  17. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the colors, your coloring and the embellies!

  18. Hi

    This is a very sweet card, such a gorgeous image and your colouring is just perfect.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  19. Saw this on MIM. It is really lovely. Debs xx

  20. Saw your beautiful card on MIM. Really darling and love the colors. I became a follower of your blog and would love you to follow me if you'd like

  21. Wow your coloring is great! Now I can practice by looking at your cards! :D

  22. So very sweet! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane (I am #23)

  23. This is fabulous Alyce! Love your color choices and you resourcefulness with the black Copic trick. :-) I've been up to my ears in projects but was determined to come for a visit and thank you for your sweet comments and becoming a follower of my blog. Saw your cards at MIM too so I made a bee line over here. LOL Your shading looks amazing, something I need to develop. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

  24. The image is so cute. I love it.
    Saw it on MIM

  25. Beautiful card Alyce, This is one of my favourite Sarah Kay images...the colours are superb! and awesome blending... something I need to work on (and try and add some copics to my collection!) XOX Tania


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