Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Flourishes Poppy OCC Challenge

Movement. That's what this card represents. Swirls and colors going ever-wicha-way. ;)

I was so inspired by the OCC Challenge sketch this week. I chose to do mine in a 5" X 5" square format.

After seeing Julee's card I HAD to play. Mine isn't nearly as nice as hers, but I still feel perty good about it.

I had gotten some new papers last week and some of those 6 X 6 notepads of designer papers (they were 30% off, how could I not?). I had been dying to try them on something, and planned on using them with my new Flourishes stamps. Well, the OCC challenge was just the right sketch to use. I wanted to highlight either a coffee cup or a grouping of poppies. You can see what I chose first.

I did a lot of cuttlebugging and poking holes in this card. First I matted the main piece of Old Olive cs with black cs. Then I poked holes all around the edges using the mat pack. Despite lining the holes up as carefully as possible, they still came out a bit crooked. I found out later on in making the other areas with holes that doing it freehand with a straight pin over the spongy mat was a lot easier than using the hole guide. Just an FYI in case you're thinking you need the mat pack. You may not!

So, holes holes holes. I put them in the ovals and in every petal on the Nestabilities scalloped piece. It was fun. The ovals remind me of suede or leather. Amazing what some holes can do for the cs.

For the cuttlebugging, I ran the big piece of designer paper on the right (K&Company K-OLOGY "Addison") through using the "D'Vine Swirls" embossing folder. I sanded the surface to make the EF design pop out. I used a wavy-edged plastic page thingy (I've had since I started stamping, so I have no idea who made it) to cut the Swirl vellum and the other piece of dp from the same K&Company pad. I used vellum tape to hold down the vellum.

I popped out the 2 scallops with Dimensionals and ran the white circle through the CB using the "Mesh" folder. I also used the Mesh folder on the flowers after stamping them on the dp and cutting them out. They are also popped out with Dimensionals, except for the stems. I had to pile 3 half pieces of Dimensionals under the leaves to make them line up with the flowers.

There's probably more. I'll add it if I think of it. TFL!!

Stamps: Flourishes "Poppy", SU Amazing to Zany

CS: Old Olive, Black, K&Company K-OLOGY "Addison" dp, SU Swirl vellum, White

Ink: Basic Black

Other: Cuttlebug embossing folders: "D'Vine Swirls" and "Mesh"; Nestabilities regular circle, 2 scalloped circles, Lg. oval punch, Sm. oval punch, 1/8" hole punch, Crop-a-dile (for eyelets), Black eyelets, Old Olive marker, Dimensionals, Vellum tape, Sandpaper, Mat pack, Straight pin


Doris said...

Love the paper piercing and the use of cuttlebug. I'm going to try using my CB for textured designer paper!

NancyK said...

Wow Kim! What a great card! Love all the texture and swirls, and you used some of my favorite colors!!

Linda Carson said...

WOW Kim! This card is "out there" fabulous!

Bev said...

What an amazing card - absolutely exquisite

Teresa said...

This card does have wonderful movement, and at the same time is so calming. The colors here are breath taking, Kim. You know how music like Beethoven's can move your soul and yet a word is never uttered. Well that is how this card is, very moving and inspiring. I am so glad you are making cards again. Face it, it is a part of who you are. It is one way you express that vast amount of creativity your Creator put in you. And, I for one love seeing it. Thanks for sharing this one, I truly love it.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! Don't you just love Julee's sketches!

Cathy Green said...

This card is gorgeous!!! I really like it. You mentioned vellum tape in the description. I've never found a tape that doesn't show. What one do you use and is it good? Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card! I'm going to have to get the poppies, too. Cathy akagreenhouse@hotmail.com

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

WOW stunning. I commented on SCS but I just had to comment here too, since it's so stunning! Can't wait to see the rest of your blog! :0)