Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I hope you've all had an easy week so far. All that gorgeous weather we had here in New Hampshire over the weekend and into Monday has gone AWOL! Yesterday I woke up to it bucketing down and we're in for more of the same for the rest of the week. Just when we were getting used to that gorgeous weather too!
A benefit to all this awful weather was that I got some card making time in and put together my card for round 2 of the Ultimate Card Showdown over at the 2sketches4you blog! Every cloud has a silver lining right?! ;)
I found this gorgeous scalloped paper from MME at my local scrapbook store and based my whole card around it! I grabbed some coordinating MME patterned paper, lightly sponged the edges with Distress Inks, matted it with some Georgia Pacific cardstock then machine stitched around the edges. Then I trimmed the scalloped paper to size, sponged that piece with some more Distress Ink, and machine stitched the two straight sides only. Then I adhered those layers onto a base layer of some cream Bazzil Bling cardstock.
This adorable fairy is from Stamping Bella. Her name is Maisy. I colored her with reinkers and an waterbrush. Then I added some Stickles to her wings, white highlights to her shoes and cheeks with a Gelly Roll pen, and I adhered some of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles to Maisy's crown with my Quickie Glue pen. To ground the image a bit, I water colored some Antique Linen ink in and around Maisy and then sponged some more along the edges of the circle panel. Then I paper pierced around the edge of the circle for some added detail.
See that scalloped base under the main image? It wasn't done with a Nestibility. Nope, I used a small corner punch to create it! Who knew you could create scalloped edges on a circle and not just a straight edge?! Ok, probably everyone, but this was news to me! (I can be a little slow sometimes! LOL) I found this out tidbit of information on the UK blog Scrap Paper Scissors. I love the big scalloped edge, don't you??
To finish off the card, I added some fun ribbon and a button tied with twine across the bottom and pinned down the sentiment with a smaller button and twine along the top of the card. And voila - one card that I hope is good enough to make it into the Top 20 this week!
Good luck to all the Top 30 girls! It's a huge honor for me to be amongst all of you talented ladies!