Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!

Today’s card is my very first Riley card – I love this guy!!Usual details: stamped with black Brilliance on Georgia Pacific white cardstock and colored with Copics. You may be able to *just* see a little sparkle on the bow that I did with my clear Spica glitter pen.

A couple of unusual details: the green polka dot paper is actually from the packaging of one of my Papertrey Ink stamp sets! I got the idea from a card made by Julie Cameron where she actually used the box band from a stamp set as part of her card – what genious! I also used part of a box band for the paper-piecing of the egg and with the Stampin’ Up! label punch.

Second detail is the layering of the Stampin’ Up! punches which I copied from one of my stamping idols, Pam Bassett. You can see a couple samples in this post. I absolutely love the look and knew I had to try it out myself! I eliminated one of the layers because I thought it was a little much on this card, and I also left out the brads (because I didn’t want so many on this simple card) and the inking (because I forgot!). I’m sure I’ll be using this element on future cards because I think it looks great! Thanks Pam!

Last notes: You can see a little strip of pink on the right side of the card – that’s because the Cuttlebug embossed polka dots didn’t quite go all the way to the edge, so I cut off the thin strip of dot-less cardstock and then glued a strip of pink cardstock to the back edge of the card and stamped it with Papertrey’s polka dot set.

And finally – I didn’t have to do any masking when I stamped the pink oval under Riley. I just stamped the oval first, and then the green patterned paper covered up the overstamp.

Hope you all have a great day!

Other materials used: sentiment from Papertrey Ink; Mauve Mist ink, Pretty in Pink cardstock, circle and oval punches all from Stampin’ Up!; ribbon from May Arts; Nestabilities from Spellbinders; brads unknown.

8 comments:

  1. Looks great Maureen, I do like that layering on the sentiment!

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  2. he is soo cute! love him!
    Richelle

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  3. oh wow!!he made me jump - not expecting this cute fella!!
    lovely card!!
    vanessa xx

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  4. awww how CUTE!! Love it!

    Veronica

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  5. I want no I NEED your stamp collection! A really wonderful card x

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  6. This is fantastic and so cute!

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  7. Cute card!! I love the colors!

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