This is a 'digi' image...another first for me...and I have to admit it's nice to be able to print something out without waiting for a stamp. Not that I'll be making a change but being an old fogey and NOT liking anything new, I can def. say I'll be okay with doing this...a little...for now...now, bring my bedroom shoes, you whippersnapper you, and a blanket and leave me alone! Maury's on...
I spent about an hour on the card, then spent TWO hours trying to figure out how to put a sentiment on it without destroying the effect. I was cussing so hard I'm surprised the damn thing didn't burst into flames! I simply couldn't make it happen! You KNOW how frustrating that is, right? Finally, Tim Holtz to the rescue!
I'd purchased a block die which was labeled 'Small Easel'. You can use it like I did and scor-tape it to the back of a project to make decor in lieu of a card! TA-FREAKIN-DA!!!
I'm sure it will please you to no end to know how I created this card-and I'm not talking about materials...I'm talking about the all-important THEME!
Having 4 boys and no girls, I have an imaginary niece in my head that I make things for. HEY! Don't you judge me! I don't even have a name for her. Today, I got this email from American Idol, telling of some sneak preview. So, my 'niece' was going to audition and I colored the Crafty Sentiments Digi named 'Eve' to look like her and pretended I was going to give it to her to put on her dresser. Then, she would spend the night with me and we'd stay up ALL night eating crap-chips, dips, cookies-and we'd stamp. We may even go out to Steak and Shake a 3am if we damn well feel like it!!
Wow. I really need to start making some friends.
As promised...more blog candy coming Monday and it will be a Gift Certificate of MY choice!! HA HA I LOVE POWER!!
I've also got the next segment of 'Diary of a Desperate Housewife coming this weekend so check back often! Yes!! Both of you!!!!
Okay...here are the deets for the decor:
Eve Digi from Crafty Sentiments
Spellbinders Majestic Elements Radiant Rectangles
Bella's BEST Paper in White
Tim Holtz Small Easel Die
Stampin' Up Vanilla Cardstock
After coloring the image with Copics, I cut her out with a Spellbinders frame from the Radiant Rectangles set. I used hot pink metallic paper and embossed, then attached the image using mounting tape. I used silver glimmer paper, cut with another frame from the set, and used mounting tape to attach that to the back. I cut an identical piece of vanilla cardstock from Stampin' Up! and used my ATG to adhere it to the back of the glimmer paper. At that point, I could have used it for a card and stamped and written on the back, but I wanted it to be a piece of decor, so I stuck the small easel on the back and added some small paper flowers on the front. The image and frame are so gorgeous, I wanted to be careful not to overdo it. Eve is a PHENOMENAL Digi...easy to color and very fun! Take a look at all the other images Crafty Sentiments has to offer...you'll love it and Digi images are IMMEDIATE! No waiting on the mail! Enjoy!!