Thursday, July 15, 2010

C4C, Mark's Finest Paper and OWH Challenges

 


Three challenges again today - what fun! I used the colors from Crazy 4 Challenges (red, white and black), and Mark's Finest Paper's challenge to use punches, and Operation Write Home Stars and Stripes challenge to make a card a soldier could send home to a child. I hadn't used the new dominoes embossing folder yet, and wanted to, and black and white are the perfect colors for that. I ran the white paper through the Big Shot and then lightly rubbed my black ink directly onto the embossed paper and liked the look.

All the stamps are from an old set from TAC that I still really like. I tried a new technique on the ladybug circles and learned you have to let the copics dry a little longer than I did (but tiny mistakes and smears just prove it is homemade and not always perfect, right?) The technique is to stamp with black Stazon on acetate and let dry. Color the image on the other side with Copics (and let really dry). The technique instructions I found then stated to apply a tacky glue all over the same side as you colored, but a brilliant friend suggested I try one of the two sided sticky sheets on the market and it worked just fine and was way less messy. Spread silver glitter all over the glue or sticky sheet and it creates the look you see. Of course I punched out the circles, scalloped circles and the scalloped border punch (SU).

Stamping smiles, Karen
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12 comments:

helloholley said...

This is so cute,thanks for sharing how you made the ladybug circles!I like the background too!!!

Paula said...

The red, white and black is a great color combination. Nice!

Carolina Girl said...

so cute...how could anyone not love a ladybug....I have not seen the dominoes embossing folder...must check out. Thank you for sharing!

Caro said...

Love the ladybugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...
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Vicki Dutcher said...

Whoops - cute use of the ladybug~~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Nice card, I love the ladybugs!

abhall76 said...

That is really neat! Love the card.

Sherry H said...

Neat domino background; I keep learning something new from all you guys.

Dawn Mercedes said...

darling!

Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Liz Williams said...

So unique and wonderful. Thanks for playing along with speedy's Friends this week.

Operation Write Home said...

Sweet card - bugs are always good for kiddos!