Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This weeks challenge over at Bloggabella is to create a Valentine or Lovey Dovey themed card. I already had this super sweet Izzy stamped up just begging to be colored. She was just perfect for the theme with her heart shaped lolly and tiny heart on her hat!
She stamped on Bella's Bestest Paper in cream and I have only tried it with Copics so far, but it really is wonderful! I am looking forward to trying it out with my Prismacolor pencils. Originally when I stamped this image it was very crooked. I didn't think anything of it at the time figuring I would just use a die to cut it out when I was done. However when I went to do that I realized that I could not get the image straight inside the die because it was stamped too close to the bottom of the paper and I got an empty spot. Well, I twisted and I turned and I tried all different shapes to no avail. So I had to do some creative cutting. I trimmed the bottom straight to the image and then when straightening the sides it left parts of the image outside the frame-which is exactly what I did. Thank goodness for my Scor-pal! That thing is a lifesaver when it comes to getting those right angles!
I just added a tiny bit of glitter for some sparkle and layered it all on Basic Grey paper from the Sugared line. I just love how it came out! I wrote in 'Love' since it was a little off balance on the right side and just a simple Martha Stewart heart punch and a threaded button to finish it off. Voila!
Right now the snow is coming down with a vengeance! We already had about 4 inches before the storm really kicked in. They say some spots on the island could reach up to 18 inches! So glad that I don't have to shovel today! Hope you are all cozy inside!