Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Here we are, halfway through the week already! Autumn started off feeling like Autumn - perfect daytime temperatures with cool nights (good sleeping weather!). My favorite time of year!!! However, now it's hot again, booo.
Today's card was made for the Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call, which is open until September 26th. I must say, I absolutely ADORE these stamps! Anyway, I don't expect I have any chance at all of winning, since I'm so new to blogging and I don't have many cards to display, yet. But I enjoyed participating, anyway ! Gotta start somewhere, right? ;-)
Whiff of Joy Stamps also launched the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog today! I plan to participate in that as much as possible, too.
This stamp is called "Willow With Lantern". You can order it directly from W.O.J., or if you're more comfortable ordering from a U.S. retailer, All That Scraps has them, as well!
Katharina's sketch # 22 was my design inspiration. I stamped the image on white cardstock and colored it with Prismacolor pencils, using the Magic Colored Pencil (aka Gamsol) technique. There's a wonderful tutorial on You Tube that shows how to do it!
A Copic Spica Gold Glitter pen was used on the red hem of her skirt, as well as the bow behind her, though you can't see it in the photo. (I need a new camera... or maybe a professional photographer, LOL!) Then the image was cut out using the largest Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Paisley die in my Cuttlebug machine (I love that thing!).
Next, I fastened it to Stampin' Up! Real Red cardstock with Stampin' Dimensionals and carefully cut around the paisley, leaving a narrow edge of red showing. After the background was assembled using the 2 patterned papers, the ribbon was added, and the word window was punched where I wanted it. The sentiment was stamped on white paper in S.U. Real Red Classic ink and taped to the folded card base so it would show through the punched "window".
Willow was taped to the background (I use the ATG 714 tape dispenser), the dew drops were glued on with clear glue and the snowflakes were added. The last step was attaching the card front to the card base, and again, I used the Stampin' Dimensionals. I wanted there to be a little depth between the card front and the stamped sentiment.
Cardstock: Folded card base - DCWV textured cardstock. Stampin' Up! Real Red
Pattern paper: Swirls - Daisy Bucket "Wrapped Wishes". Dots - Debbie Mumm "Harvest & Holiday"
Stamp: Whiff of Joy "Willow With Lantern"
Sentiment: Heidi Grace "Christmas"
Embellishments: Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest, ribbon from Michael's bargain bin ;-), snowflakes by Jolee's Boutique, Copic Spica Gold glitter pen, Spellbinder's Nestabilities