Saturday, May 31, 2008

A Hedgehog Hello!

I really like the Penny Black Critters stamps because they are easily made into 3D art! They are simple in design and are large enough to cut out some of the smaller pieces for added detail :) - They also just happen to be totally adorable! I was in the process of making this card when the sketch design I was using just didn't fit the image that I planned for it. I somehow usually do this to myself (it almost always takes me longer to put the card together than it does the main image).

For the longest time I couldn't figure out what kind of corner adornment to use...buttons, brads or primas...I decided to use them all with the exception of primas. I recently purchased this set of sizzix sizzlets. They are kind of fun because they are the perfect size for a card and you can layer them.

Tip: You can make co-ordinating flowers to your card by using your die cuts with designer papers. You can also make them a little more special by adding glitter to them! To do this you can either emboss a smallish piece of designer paper with iridescent ice and then die cut it OR you can die cut it first and then add dazzling diamonds or stickles to highlight it. I embossed the DP first and then die cut them in the photo above :) When you do this it tends to make the designer paper quite a bit sturdier as well - bonus!

Card Recipe:

Penny Black
Papertrey White, Certainly Celery, Various Designer Papers
Basic Black, Versa Mark, Cameo Coral, Green Galore
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Sizzix, Watercolour Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, Brads, Button, Embroidery Floss, Sewing Machine, Embossing Powders, Sponges, Heat Tool, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, 1 13/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Flocking, Sakura Gel Pen, Quickie Glue Pen , 2 Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals and Taffeta Ribbon.


Erin K said...

Every detail of this is just stunning! Love it.

texasjodylynn said...

Adorable card! YOu did an awesome job ob it!

Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy) said...

Hi Kim!! Ok, I'm all caught up, lol! Love your cards ~~ love how you use that aqua painter!! Me, not so much able to use it ~~ ALWAYS too much water! I even put a little piece of sponge in there (as I'm sure I learned on SCS) & it's still too wet ~~ makes my colors look blotchy. Any tips?

Keep up the great work!!

Anonymous said...

I love how your followers turned out. gorgeous! My question is why do they put such large holes in these die cut flowers?? Inquiring minds wan to know! I so love how vibrant your coloring is on all of these cards. You are so talented Kim. I am on SCS also. "craftea19" I just realized you were on the Dirty Dozen. Yeah for you!!!!
Me again,