Sunday, June 20, 2010

Paper Romance Challenge Entry

Paper Romance has another challenge this week.  It is to make an easel card.  I decided to do one using a Magnolia image that I received in an image swap.  I simply love Magnolias, but I don't own any of my own, yet.

Here is my entry:

I started with a 5.5" x 5.5" card base.  I cut my black background at 5" x 5".  I scored my card at 1" diagonal sections to form diamonds using my ScorPal.  Next, I cut a 2" strip of white cardstock, and I punched the edge using my Martha Stewart (MS) border punch.  I cut a 1" strip of patterned paper.  I used ScorTape to join the two pieces, and then again used score tape to wrap the 3/8" white Offray grossgrain ribbon around the seam.  I the attached this section to my card using foam tape.  I wrapped a 1/2" piece of white Offray grossgrain ribbon just below half way on the card and tied a bow.  I adhered it in place using ScorTape and a Glue Dot for the knot of the bow.  I added the heart button using a Glue Dot.

For my Magnolia image, I colored her with my Copic Markers, and then added Glossy Accents to make her shoes sparkle.  I added yellow and brown Flower Soft to the center of the sunflower using the Flower Soft Glue.  I mixed the two colors before adding them to the flower. After the Glossy Accents and Flower Soft glue dried, I cut out my image using my Cutter Bee scissors.  They are just the best for precision cutting.  I added her to the card using two layers of foam tape.

I stamped my sentiment on my white cardstock using Colorbox Chalk ink in Charcoal.  I cut out the sentiment strip and then mounted in on solid and patterned cardstock.  I added the sentiment to the card using foam tape.

I punched out the butterflies with my MS punch using scrap glitter papers I had in my stash.  I added MS  pearls to the centers, and the attached the butterflies to my card using my Glue Dots.  I added MS pearls to the diamond points that were visible.

For the inside I cut a 5" x 5" square of patterned paper.  I added a border strip using my same MS border punch on a 2.5" piece of white cardstock.  I adhered it to the patterned paper, and then wrapped the seam with my 3/8" white Offray ribbon.  I added two butterflies done with scraps of cardstock and the MS pearls.

I stamped my inside sentiment on a 2.25 inch scalloped oval that I cut using my From the Kitchen Cricut Cartridge.  The oval is a component of the sheep image.  I stamped my sentiment and butterfly on using Colorbox Charcoal Chalk ink.  I accented the butterfly using my Copic markers, and some MS pearls.  I adhered that to my card using foam tape.

I hope this card will bring  a smile to the face of a friend at a difficult time.  Let me know what you think~


Angelwood said...

What a lovely card! Beautiful image and coloring! Just love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Romance! hugs, Angela

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