Thursday, July 3, 2008

SC182 a second time

Playing with this design challenge again. The hardest part of doing this design is in placing the squares in the right places. I goofed in that respect and had to cut out the squares along with the black background they were attached to. It turned out alright in the end, but my squares are still not perfect. I need to get. over. it. Too perfectionistic.

I don't know if you can see the embossing on the designer paper (can't wait till I get that OTT-LITE I ordered!), but I used the Cuttlebug "Bloom Dots" embossing folder. The Making Memories paper I embossed for this card tends to be a bit too thin for embossing, as embossed image pierces the paper a bit; and if you look closely, you can see the white inner core of the paper. I often sponge it with ink to cover that up, but left it alone on this card since it wasn't terribly noticeable.

And of course, I had to use "Tiny Bubbles" somewhere on my card because I am obsessed with that folder! I used it to emboss the orange cs behind the scooter girl from SU Paris in the Spring.

The scooter girl image was stamped in Basic Black dye ink and was colored with markers. I popped out the package, vase and one of the flowers to add some visual interest. I also used Diamond Glaze on the sunglasses to mimic glass and added some to the headlight, as well. I used the sentiment on one of the stamps in the SU Life Cycles set. I cut the sentiment away from the image and mounted it on the edge of the wood block so I could use it without having to block out the image. Do you ever do that?

I used a water brush and the Bordering Blue ink pad to give the smoke puffs some color. The marker was too intense for that job.
I put Dimensionals behind the white cs, the black cs and each individual square. Yeah, a lot of Dimensionals! That wasn't my original plan, but oh well. I love the popped out look.

The rest of the card's info is pretty self-explanatory. See recipe below.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Paris in the Spring, Life Cycles

CS: Only Orange, Black, Making Memories Cheeky Collection - Abby designer paper, White

Inks: Basic Black, Bordering Blue

Markers: Pixie Pink, Basic Black, Only Orange, Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Summer Sun, Bordering Blue, Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom

Other: Cuttlebug embossing folders, "Bloom Dots" and "Tiny Bubbles", Square punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, Diamond Glaze, Water brush

1 comment:

Maria L. said...

What a FUN card! Love the colors you chose and the details you put into it. I also like how you chose random items in the image to pop up on dimensionals. ~Maria