Saturday, July 16, 2016

Guest Designer Spotlight: Cards with Debbie Olson

Hello there!  I'm so excited to welcome Debbie Olson to the blog today.  I have admired her mad coloring skills and great eye for design for years.  I was over the moon excited to meet her for the first time earlier this year and even more thrilled when she agreed to be our special guest!

Sunny Studio Stamps: Guest Designer Spotlight Cards by Debbie Olson.

Good morning!  Debbie Olson here, privileged to be a guest of Sunny Studio today! When Mendi shared her new release, I knew that I’d love playing with it; so today I have cards using the Sweet Shoppe and Sock Hop stamp sets to share.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Sweet Shoppe Birthday Card by Debbie Olson.

First up is Sweet Shoppe—so many fun images to color in this set! I couldn’t decide upon just one, so I chose to use three of them, with a clean and simple layout. I colored my images with Copic markers and die-cut them, airbrushed a splash of YR31 to warm up the white background behind the sweet treats, stamped my sentiment, and them used foam tape to pop up the images.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Sweet Shoppe Birthday Card by Debbie Olson.

I used the strawberry again on the inside of my card, along with a continuation of the sentiment.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Sweet Shoppe Birthday Card by Debbie Olson.

Shown above are the Copic markers that I used to color the Sweet Shoppe images.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Sock Hop Cool Cat Guitar Card by Debbie Olson.

Next is the Sunny Studio Sock Hop stamp set; this set has a TON of possibilities! I chose Cool Cat for my first card, pairing him up with some Lily Bee Design Pinwheel papers.  I stamped the jukebox lightly as a backdrop for Cool Cat, and die-cut both Cool Cat and his guitar to pop up with foam tape in the foreground

Sunny Studio Stamps: Sock Hop Cool Cat Guitar Card by Debbie Olson.

Here are the Copics that I used to color Cool Cat.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Sock Hop Masculine Retro Car Card by Debbie Olson.

Finally, I created a “guy card” for someone who loves his Chevys. I had already colored my Sock Hop image before I looked for patterned paper, which turned out not to be such a good idea when I had not a single blue in my stash that went with the blues I had used on my classic car! After several “didn’t quite work” backgrounds, I finally airbrushed a background for my car, using many of the same colors that I had used to color the car. Because I didn’t want the background to compete with the car image, I used a piece of vellum on top of my airbrushed background, gluing it under the car, and also attaching it with the same brads that attached my sentiment panel. 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Sock Hop Masculine Retro Car Card by Debbie Olson.

Shown above are the markers that I used to color the classic car. (If you are looking for color and shading ideas on this car, google ’57 Chevy images—you’ll find an abundance of them!)

I hope that these ideas are helpful with your Sunny Studio Sweet Shoppe and Sock Hop stamp sets. A huge thanks to Mendi for inviting me to Sunny Studio today!


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8 comments:

  1. Great cards. The coloring is amazing.

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  2. These are very nice cads, I love the designs!

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  3. Totally BOWLED over by the awesome look of these cards!! What an amazing trio!! Each card is colored so magnificently and the details on each are so spot-on fabulous and cool!! What a wonder Debbie is!!!
    Note to you Mendi - So sorry I have not been around - I have been gone all week in the mountains to a Youth Girls Camp for my church, and the week before that I spent preparing the crafts for them to make up there!! I plan on posting the crafts on my blog soon!! Take care and forgive me for the late comments!!! Hope this release is going well and I will be back ASAP to drool over all the latest posts I have missed!! Hugs!!

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    1. Thanks Sweetie! Hope you had a wonderful time! :)

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  4. Hi Debbie~ These cards are absolutely amazing! Not only are the cards fun, but the coloring is completely outstanding.Thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. Great cards! I especially love the road with the roadster! Love the blue car!

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  6. Oh my word!! These are just breathtaking fabulous!! All the lovely details!!

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  7. Oh wow.. these cards are pretty fantastic! Great coloring!
    Hugs,
    Jo

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