Sunday, August 21, 2011



swing girl

This is such a cute little image from High Hopes Stamps that I purchase at the Stamp Shoppe last summer and I never used it til now.  I made the back ground by lining up a ruler on my scoring mat and then just using markers to make the lines.  The really fun part of this card was doing the paper tole work.  I colored and cut out a second layer of her head and feet.  I turned the pieces over and using a stylus and went around the outside edges of those two pieces. Then I rolled some glue dots and placed them all along the outer edges where it’s curled over and you layer them onto the original colored image.  It pops up those pieces and gives them a lot of dimension.  Here’s a tutorial for you.  And here’s a side view so you can see what I did.

swing girl (3)

Isn’t she a sweetie? This is a fun technique I have used before but you have to have kind of larger plain stamps to do this with.  Something without a lot of detail.  I could have taken this one step further and layered her hair.  You can add as many layers as you like for a 3-D look.   Thanks for looking.  I hope you like her.

Thought I would go ahead and post the other Tole card I made some time ago.  I now have the perfect newly weds to send this to.


I got this adorable stamp at a thrift shop a couple of years ago along with a bunch of other goodies altogether in a bag.  It was a real bargain. Surprised smile


  1. Super cute card, Janeen!! I have many happy memories of tire swings in the fall!!