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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Happy Birthday to ISC's Estamp-ina!

This image is from a brand new sheet of stamps just put out by Innovative Stamp Creations titled Estamp-ina! The sheet is full of great words like Sweetest Friend, A little something, Take Note, Pssst! Feel Better...and lots of accessory stamp images like boxes to check, a tiny butterfly, spatter grouping, large open circle, etc. plus a bunch more phrases to use for all occasions. This is a great set to introduce stamping to the pre-teen and teen girls in your life.

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Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Okay, any of you who know me even a little know how I like to make all my own backgrounds vs. patterned paper, and generally don't get this bright! But I thought both were totally appropriate to show you how quick and easy a younger person could turn this set into something sophisticated but still cute. Or you if you need a hip card quick! ;o)

I used the same challenge layout as yesterday's post, from Mary Jo's blog, laying the patterned cs out as shown (from a 6 x 6 slab book of Embellishment Paper by Making Memories called Tropical Travel - check ISC's site to see if they have any). I wanted to use white for the main image panel so I layered all the printed cs onto white cs before adhering to the khaki card front as shown.

For the main panel, I inked the image with Adirondack Mushroom, then removed the ink from the mouth and eye areas using a rubber tipped Angle Chisel Colour Shaper by Royal Sovereign Ltd. I used markers to add pink to the mouth, and since I didn't have the right green marker to match the bkgd, I used a blue-ish green with yellow over.

I used my needle-nosed glue bottle to apply Diamond Glaze to the entire hair area. Then used the marker to ink the flower stamp, stamped it on a white scrap and trimmed it out closely. I used a glue dot to adhere the flower as shown, placing a flat-back pearl over the center (from Archiver's).

My markered flower turned out a little too bright pink so I used a darker toned colored pencil over it to change the tone just enough to blend better.

To get the tabs on the side, I used a Fiskar's hand-held rectangle punch to get the three slots. Then I used a Stampin' Up! word window punch on the flowered cs, folded these in half, threaded them thru the rectangular slots, and put a pink brad thru each. The main panel was adhered to to the word bkgd cs from the same pack, then pop-dotted onto the cardfront. I applied a pop-dot to each tab to hold them in place permanently.

Thanks for looking!


Gerrie said...

OMG, not only is she adorable, but the addition of the tabs on this layout is to "steal" betcha' I'm gona' use those! TU GF, hugs

leenda said...

WOW! Fantastic card Nancy!

Donna said...

Love this card, Nancy. Your talent astounds me!


MJ said...

Yes Nancy, I agree with gerrie, the tabs are awesome, I may be stealing that idea real soon! Tee Hee. Another great card, thanks for playing again!

Manna said...

What a fab card!