Sunday, April 18, 2010
Elzybells: George - and his dragon
Hello and welcome to my little Blog :-)
My DD received a party invitation a few days ago to a boy's 7th birthday party which was held on Saturday afternoon. Eek - not much notice and not much time to make a card because I had lots of running around to do during the week but I managed to squeeze the card in somehow. It was rather fortunate that I had a Leggo set put away in the cupboard which I had bought on sale - what better image to match the Leggo set (see below) than my Elzybells Knight and Dragon stamp which I still had on my desk from the card I uploaded here to my Blog a week or so ago.
Plus on the "Something Completely Different" Challenge Blog, the theme for Week 47 is "D". My "D's" are the dragon, the distressing, the diamond & dots embossing folder, the designer paper has diamonds on it, and I pierced the dots around the image and sentiment, I used distressing stamps around the various layers (most visible around the edge of the image though where you can see "cracks" etc), the sentiment is on dimensionals, and the rust-coloured cardstock is Deep Desert Dune. It was fun to try and get as many "D" items on the card as I could.
I'm also popping this card into the Splitcoaststampers "Ways to use it Challenge" WT167 of Masculine.
The Cuttlebugging was done with my Quickutz Diamond and Dots embossing folder, then I lightly sanded the embossing. The image was coloured with Gamsol and Prismacolor pencils then I lightly chalked around the image with my Kaisercolour chalks. I used my Kaszazz distressing rubber stamps with my Hero Arts 'Soft Sand' Shadow ink around the edges of the image, the sentiment and the designer paper, then grabbed my seasponge and smooched the same ink around the edges of each layer on the card.
The sentiment was stamped with Burnt Sienna ink and was popped up on 2mm mounts (dimensionals). The ribbon was made in 2 separate elements 'cos I like neat ribbons on my cards!
I recently purchased a Bazzill In 'Stitch'z Mat from Scrapbook Boutique which I used underneath my piercer - it is really thick and works 100 times better than my old mouse mat and I ended up with a much neater row of dots. I just checked and the mat is sold out at the moment, but you can click on the little envelope which is just above the "Add 1 to basket" so you can receive an EMail when new stock arrives. I have bought a ton of things from Scrapbook Boutique and they always give super-service and are very reliable; I have no connection with the store - just a very happy customer :-)
Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with another card.
Stamps: Elzybells - 'George' 16-031, Kaszazz - Crackle and Cross-hatch stamp (comes in a set of 4 unmounted), Kaszazz Birthday Postage Mark
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Hero Arts 'Soft Sand' Shadow, Colorbox Burnt Sienna Chalk
Designer paper: K & Co. Brookfield Vintage Diamonds
Accessories: Gamsol, Prismacolor pencils, paper stumps, Kaisercolour chalks, Cuttlebug, Quickutz Diamond & Dots embossing folder, 2mm mounts (dimensionals), Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities, 15mm - 5/8" wide double-sided satin ribbon (Spotlight), glue dots (to attach ribbon), 3 decorator brass round brads - American Traditional Designs CA-0013, sandpaper, paper piercer, Bazzill In 'Stitch'z piercing mat, seasponge, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice edge punch, Cardstock: white, khaki green, Colormates deep desert dune