Friday, June 17, 2011

You Light Up My Life

I am really working on my distressing and inking techniques, as is evident in what I made today.

I made a center step card for a challenge at SVG Attic (see the forum or Jessica's Crop Corner for rules) using the lighthouse from their Cape Cod collection.  I am so extremely proud of this card!  I have been thinking about this project for a few days and how I was going to tackle it.  I couldn't wait to make it. 


You light up my life step card

I used ink on every edge of the paper

A brad stands in as the light


The step makes the front of the card pop out

Laying on it's back so you get an idea of the dimension

This was my first time ever making a step card.  I was browsing blogs this morning (while I was supposed to be at the gym) and happened upon a tutorial for this (don't worry I went to the gym after).  It looks little complicated to make but it was really easy.

I used paper from a stack I bought today at Joann's for half off.  It's the Linen Closet pack from DCWV. 

I'm so glad I bought the Tim Holtz' ink blender.  It blends and spreads the ink so well.  The blender I was using before wasn't cutting it for me.  And as you can tell, I inked the pop out of that card!

One thing I think I may need is the Zutter paper distresser.  Distrezz It All, I think is what it's called (don't quote me on that).  I am using a hand held distresser and it takes some time to make the edges just right.  I sometimes bend the paper doing it.  No bueno ("no good" in Spanish).  With the Zutter machine you stick it in an zoop it's done!  Agh, I better stop talking about husband barely OK'd the Silhouette and here I am wanting MORE! 

So I am thinking this is my favorite card I have ever made.  I can't stop looking at it.  Corny, I know!

Now it's time for you to stop by SVG Attic and join in on the fun!!



Ugh, that's too beautiful. Didn't I tell you people not to enter so I had a chance! ^__^



Hahaha! It's your fault! I had to pull out the *amazing* to compete with your card!

Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too

GREAT card -- the colors are awesome and the design is fabulous. :)
Thanks so much for linking up at the T.G.I.F. Linky Party at CraftJunkieToo.

Thienly Azim

I LOVE this card. I think that it's the colors you chose and the inking... very beautiful :) The distressing here is perfect, too :)

Thanks for joining us at the Paper Dolls Linky Party today!

Dr Sonia S V

What a fabulous creation. I love the layering and 3 D look you have achieved

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