Friday, March 20, 2009

A couple new toys to play with

One of the first things to catch my eye in the latest Stampin' Up catalog was the chocolate chip corduroy buttons! They're larger rib and they're plush. Really like them in person. I used a typical twine placement trick for me on this card. Wrap the twine around the paper four times in this case, take a separate piece of twine, maybe two inches long, knot it around the four pieces, round it through the button holes and knot it twice. This just makes the twine fall exactly where you want it, and you're not having to juggle bits, and it allowed me to add the button after the twine was on there and in place.

This scene was laid out using a new set, Scene in a Garden. I just love those little boots! A whole family-worth. :) I colored in the elements by layering color in using Stampin' Up's stamp 'n write markers, followed up a little bit by blending color with an aqua painter if/when color needed smoothing out. I brushed color over the base of the cardstock to tone down the color and finished it off with some color spritzed on.

I didn't like my addition of the green glitter after I'd added it - it was just too flashy. So to help it look a little more in place, I added a little more glitter and shine by using Crystal Effects on some elements and a forgotten tool, Sakura glitter pen on the pumpkins.

As always, go ahead and click on the pictures for a larger look at them. Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping in!


Anonymous said...

I absolutely love it!! That is about the cutest card I've seen in a long time. I wasn't sure about that stamp set and with what you have done, I think I may have to get it now. Great techniques! Great look! Great card!!!


Carol said...

Very cute, great job on the coloring. That really is a cute set. Keep it up.

Steph Zerbe said...

THis stamp set is so lovely. What a wonderful sample you have made. Vibrant! Just gorgeous! I might have to get this set. And your grandbaby is darling. Lovely picture. Thanks for sharing.

Aimee said...

Gorgeous card! I love how the spritzing added so much to it! I was already planning on borrowing this set from a friend--now I can't wait to use it!