Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Falling For You

Ahhh, so nice to be home tonite. It's been such a busy day. I got to dress up as a pirate tonight as it was Father/Daughter Night at our GEMS and I had to help with the crafts – Hmmm, I wonder why they ask me to help with crafts all the time :). It was kind of fun dressing up though.

I made this card with the intention of giving it to a few of my GEMS girls for doing such a great job last week when they helped rake leaves for an elderly lady from our church. While most of the girls were goofing off, my girls were working very hard. I'm so proud of them!

This was a perfect opportunity to use my new stamps that I've had for a while, but not been able to play with until now.

The Girl stamp is "Falling For You" from Paper Pretties. Isn't she adorable? With a few freckles she could be my Sophie. I stamped her and the tree – called Garden Tree – from RubberNecker Stamps - using Basic Black ink and embossed with clear Embossing Powder. Then I colored her and the tree in using Copic markers.

After coloring everything in with the Copics, I took my Versamarker and colored over everything colored in with the Copics , sprinkled on Clear Embossing Powder and Embossed. Doing this lets me brayer over the entire image and not ruin my coloring. Make sense?

Over the embossed images, I brayered on Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze from Stampin' Up!. I also sponged some Baja Breeze and Old Olive ink around the edges and to darken some shadows around the tree and under the girl. I then sponged Chocolate Chip ink around the entire edge of the card.

Using the paper piercing tool and templates from SU, I pierced the stitch holes all around and connected the dots using my Basic Black Marker. I put gold brads in the corners. I punched the corners using the ticket corner punch. I ticket corner punched a Chocolate Chip matte piece too and mounted the two together.

I punched 4 photo corners of Chocolate Chip cardstock using the SU Photo Corners punch and placed them in each corner of my Baja Breeze card base. I layered the image piece over the photo corners and VOILA – a card.

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