Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Double Line Doodles

This is a NEW set in the 2007-2008 catalog that we were given at Regionals this year. I'm so happy to finally start using it again. Our Regional was in September of last year and I didn't feel I could start demoing it until now to start promoting the new catalog.

I made this card for a group challenge to do Unique Backgrounds. One of my favorite backgrounds is Heated Pearls. Those of you in my stamping Technique Classes may remember this technique from a year ago! This one I used brushed gold cardstock as the background (you can barely see it peek through), then I spread Elmer's Glue over the cardstock and stippled Misty Lavender and Spring Green Pearl Ex over top. Heat set until the glue bubbles and dries. Neat, huh?

Tip on cutting the flowers that I picked up from someone. It works great! Stamp the flower image and color as desired. For the large flower here, I used the 1-1/4 circle to punch it out. Then use your paper snips to cut diagonals out between each petal. Do the same with the small flower and use the 1/2 circle punch. Easy, peasy! The grass I just cut a strip of Certainly Celery and used my paper snips to cut into the top of the strip. Cut some on the slant and then ruffle the edges so it looks like grass. I highlighted the grass with Certainly Celery ink for a little dimension.

Sets: Double Line Doodle, Aida Cloth BG, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
C/S: Brushed Gold, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Markers: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst
Inks: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Basic Black
Other: Misty Lavender and Spring Green Pearl Ex, Elmer's Glue, Stipple brush, Blue Narrow Organdy ribbon, mini Celery brad, 1/16 hole punch


karrie Baker said...

Hey Connie, You've been tagged!!

Great card by the way! :)

Ila said...

This card is Beautiful!! I love the background...and TFS the tip for cutting out the flowers.