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Saturday, May 31, 2008


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

Is this girl regal or what?! I had to avoid my urge to put a crown on her so you could see her pretty ears ;o) This image is also from my sheet of rubber titled FAMILY PETS (see sidebar on right).

You may want to click on this image - the brown scanned really dark and the technique detail is amazing. It's called Bleach Overstamping from the Technique Junkies 06/04 newsletter. The only color I added was a light green on the eyes, with a spot of white from a Sakura gel pen, and after I scanned it LOL a little pink on the nose to liven her up.


When doing this technique, do not neglect the heat gun - it makes all the difference on some cardstocks! Also, if you have a finely detailed stamp like this, after you apply the bleach, swipe over the image with your finger held flat to remove alot of it and even it out. Then RUN to the bathroom and wash your hands thoroughly!! LOL

I don't own any Nestabilities yet (I know, I know - poor me!! LOL) so I used an oval punch by Emaginations Crafts Inc. after I had stamped my image. Then I laid the oval over cream cs and drew a circle in pencil around the edge. I used a scallop-edge scissor by The Creative Memories Collection to trim around and out from the pencil line as much as shown, just eyeballing as I went around.

The background blue panel was run thru the Cuttlebug with the Textile folder. I adhered it with the bumpy side down for an reverse cameo effect. The corners are just squares of more brown cs, cut on the diagonal with the notch trimmed out.


When cutting anything by hand, cut the first piece, then stack the rest on it and trim. For diagonal tag corners, trim one however you'd like, then lay that scrap over the other corner to trim it - they'll both be exactly the same.

The phrase panel stamp wasn't labeled but it looks like an Anna Griffin mount to me. I stamped it on the cream cs using Adirondack Mushroom ink, trimming closely around. I hightlighted the lettering by darkening it with a Micron black pen, and then added highlights to the curves with a Sakura white gel pen (which I had already shaded in with a brown pencil). Sorry, but I don't know who makes the ribbon - I bought it on clearance and now I'm kicking myself for not buying the whole roll at such a great price!

Thanks for stopping by :o)


Barb Hardeman said...

Beautifully done. Love this image...

Manna said...

This image is simply beautiful! And I so love the layout on this card!