Whew! Colin is back in school and I felt I was back on track with getting my morning stamping time back, but this card pushed the limit for me. I usually like to sit down and finish in one sitting, but Suzie took longer to piece than I had anticipated. That’s okay because I love how she turned out. Now if only the sun was out instead of this thunderstorm we are having so I could get a better photo of her, but that is life.
I started by stamping Suzie 3 times on Whisper White paper in Basic Gray ink. I then colored in each image. On my base image I added a rug by punching a mask out of a Post-It Note with my small oval punch. It wasn’t quite large enough to I moved it ever so slightly to the left and right as I went along.
After all 3 layers were colored I started to cut out Suzie and the top and bottom of the table. I added this to the base image with dimensionals. I then cut Suzie out again, minus the table, chair and her boots and added this on top with dimesionals. I kept the remainder of the card simple because I spent so much time on her that I wanted her to be the star of the show.
In case you can’t see the sentiment, the outside says “did someone turn the heat up in here . . .” and the inside “or is it just the candles on your cake?”
Stamps – Sassy Suzie
Paper – Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Afternoon Tea dsp, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink – Basic Gray, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke, Bordering Blue, Purely Pomegranate, Going Gray, Sahara Sand
Accessories – Wild Wasabi striped ribbon, mat pack, paper piercer, vintage brads, dimensionals, small oval punch, sponge, AquaPainter
Technique – Paper Tole