Saturday, January 24, 2015

new toys

I got some new toys.  Betty’s Creative Studio has Tim Holtz stencils on sale.  I have been drooling over these since forever and only ever purchased one.  What deal, I had to get several. 
I used the burlap stencil as my background for this card and also cut the edge with my new curved edge Simon Says die.  I knew I would love that little tool.  I used a cream cardstock to apply the Pumice Stone Distress ink with a sponge. 
Now working with SusanLouise transparency, I set to work.  First step was to trim the transparency from the sheet they come on.  I trimmed this one to 3.25 square.  I cut the piece of patterned paper the same size. Next step, find two Spellbinder square dies to cut a frame.  Glue them all together on the edges being careful that adhesive doesn’t of past the frame line.  Using a Spellbinders banner label die for the sentiment, I cut and embossed it and then shadowed it with some more of the Pumice Stone ink.  The rawhide seemed the perfect touch rather than a ribbon.  Before gluing the transparency down I used a scor-tool to trace the curved lines along the edge and used a brown distress marker to make it look like stitching.  I used foam tape all over the back of the transparency and frame and popped the entire piece up for a bit of dimension.  I added the sentiment banner and my Viva Pearl pen to give it a finishing touch.  In real life, this card looks fabulous.  I am so happy I found SusanLouise art images.  They really add an elegance to your card making. 
Technorati Tags: ,,,,   I was invited by Karen L. to post in Word Art Wednesday challenge.  Thank you Karen, i didn't know that blog was out there.  This will be my first entry for them. 

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  1. Hi Janeen! I'm delighted that you have chosen to stop by and share your lovely art in our challenge. I appreciate your participation, and really hope that you will continue to share your talents with us each week. I love seeing your lovely art.
    God bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Beautiful! Hmmmm I really like that curved edge. I think I need to add it to my wish list!!! :) Gorgeous card! So much interest going on here. The beautiful burlap bg, Gorgeous loon and pretty sentiment label. Gorgeous!

  3. This came out beautiful. Love the background and yes the raw hide is a nice touch.

  4. This card looks like it has a lot of texture. I really like how it came out. Fun stuff-all of it. New toys are always fun to try out and break in.

  5. What an awesome make. Love the subtle colors! So grateful you link it with us at Word Art Wednesday. There is still a bit of time left to join our current challenge and we hope you visit us again. Encouraging you with God's Word in Romans 15:4 and it says, "For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."

    Blessings always,
    JO ANN