Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy We're Friends

I've been making most of my cards lately using the "Out & About" 12x12 glittered paper collection by My Mind's Eye, partially because I love the paper, but mostly because it's been easily accessible on my craft table. :) Plus, I have the coordinating Prismacolor pencil crayons set aside and handy, so it's been easy to stamp and go to town. :)

I started out simply stamping the tree (from the May 2009 Unity KOM) going just a titch off the edge of a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of white cardstock. The white was a little stark in contrast with the patterned paper I wanted to use, so I sponged some Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink over it to tone it down a bit. After I coloured the tree in, I trimmed the white focal layer down as small as I could while still fitting the tree on, and completed the scene with the bird (Unity November 2008 KOM) and "happy" (Unity May 2009 KOM).

The tree scene needed to be beefed up a bit for the card design to work for me, so I framed it with the pompom edging stamp by Inkadinkado in Bamboo Leaves by Memento. Layered that on a fine white cardstock matting, and adhered it to the glittery pink cardstock using foam mounts for dimension. I happened to come across my glue pen, and thought to myself I might as well use it and some glitter, so made the pink flower petals *pop* with some white glitter I got from the dollar store. I totally love the effect IRL, but it's been hard to get a photo that does it justice.