Monday, August 18, 2008

Polka Dot Pickup

The size of this card is 5" x 5".

Do you stamp while watching movies? I watched the whole Cranford series while making this card. It was SO GOOD! Dame Judi Dench and Imelda Staunton just plain old ROCK! Such awesome actresses! All the acting was superb in this series! Okay, enough gushing. Watch it, I implore you! Okay, sorry, still gushing.

Cranford (2007) (DVD)

So now every time I look at this card it will remind me of Cranford. I was watching My Fair Lady when I was making this card and I still think of that movie when I see it.

I love this polka dot paper by Deja Views! It has such a homey, rustic feel. It looks sanded. The only thing I didn't like was how hard it was to match with my vast collection of cardstock!

I ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder (I'm really getting my money's worth out of that one!). I had to carefully line it up a second time and run it through again to cover the whole paper because of the size of the piece I used. I adhered it to the Chocolate Chip cs base and then added the ribbon.

I did the large scallop circle in Chocolate Chip using a circle Nestie. Then I made a smaller plain circle in black and an even smaller one in white, also using Nesties.

I went wild once again with paper piercing. I went around the edges of the card and the scallop with a straight pin with the mat pack cushion underneath. I don't know if anyone else gets satisfaction in paper piercing, but I sure do! I love it. ;)

I lightly sponged More Mustard and Chocolate Chip inks around the sentiment on the white circle. I like activity in every area of my cards. I have a hard time leaving anything plain!

For the truck I stamped it twice in Basic Black ink of some Basic Grey dp. I sponged black on the bottom of the one you can see. I sponged the tires on the back one. I cut the tires out of the front one so the back ones would show, giving a feeling of depth. I punched 1/16" holes in silver metallic cs and then punched 1/4" holes over them to create a donut shape to put the silver mini brads in for the tires' hub caps. I stamped, colored and cut out the girl from SU Loads of Love Accessories set; and I also stamped, colored and cut out the flowers in the same way. I also sponged a little black on the flowers to dull them a bit because they were too bright. I adhered them with mono adhesive to the inside of the front truck. I used lots of Dimensionals to build the height of the truck so that it would rest properly over the circles. All circles have Dimensionals behind them.

I had fun making this card. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: SU Loads of Love, SU Loads of Love Accessories

CS: Chocolate Chip, Deja Views Dog Days Collection "Big Polka Dots" designer paper, Black, White, Basic Grey Urban Culture designer paper (for truck), Silver metallic (for tire hub caps)

Inks: Basic Black, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip

Markers: Ruby Red, Ballet Blue, So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Only Orange, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Summer Sun

Other: Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, Nestabilities scalloped circle and plain circles, Dimensionals, Straight pin, Mat pack cushion, Silver mini-brads, 1/4" hole punch, 1/16" hole punch, Moss grosgrain ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponges


Arlene said...

Love the polka dot pickup... and love the title too. Great job.

Doris said...

You did a great job on the truck! It looks so realistic--it was worth all the extra effort to make the wheels look recessed. Running your dp through the Cuttlebug really gives it texture. Love your work! (and you have good taste in movies too!)

Chris said...

A wonderful card Kim! I like that little pick up truck, it looks so real it could be driving off the card! Great idea to emboss the paper too. Chris

Maren said...

LOVE those polka dots!! Fabulous

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Kim! I love all the sponging, the paper piercing, your dry embossing and of course the colors you chose.

Maria Matter said...

Kim, this is a fabulous card!!! Love the DP and the fact you ran it through the cuttlebug...I never think to do that! Great job on popping the truck to give it dimension! You have a beautiful blog!!! Blessings, Maria

Andrea said...

Its a beautiful card and a beautiful blog. I like this paper.