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April 29, 2012

Girl Talk and Hearts

Don't you just love these new Humphrey stamps? They are so much fun. Today I am using the "Girl Talk" set from this line.

Because of the image size, especially after I added the greeting, I decided to do a 5.5 inch square card, which I don't do too often.  But it worked out great for this image.

I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (of course!) and then layered it on black. Note the grey shading around the whole image.  I have been using color IG1 for shading and like the results. Here are the rest of the marker colors I used. The markers that you can't see the labels for are IG1 and IG2, and the blender.

The matted image was layered on a mix of designer papers from my stash -- polka dot yellow and gingham red - to pick up the colors in the dresses.  I love the cheery look that the bright primary colors give. This was layered on black for cohesiveness.  I added a white ribbon and a narrower blue polka dot ribbon.  Then it was mounted on a white card base.

The final touch was to add two glittery red hearts in the upper right. I started with red card stock, and covered the whole surface with Versamark ink.  I then used tinsel red embossing powder and my heat gun.  Once I had a shiny, glittery sheet, I punched two hearts and popped one up with a dimensional.  By going over the edge of the black mat, you visually tie the different elements of the card together.


  1. Awesome coloring Marge! I dig the heart idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  2. I LOVE this!! Humphrey is fast becoming my new favorite!!

  3. I received a very lovely package in the mail today! Thank you so much! I posted a picture of a card I made with the set on my blog. I hope to make many more cards with this set. :)