Wednesday, April 3, 2013
White Embossed Background for ADFD
Yes, I know Easter has passed but for someone who just got her tree down last week I think this is pretty good. You think I'm kidding, don't you? Well, at least I made my resolution deadline. (BARELY!) LOL I've been wanting to play at A Day For Daisies and keep missing the boat. The current challenge is use a white embossed background and I have sooo many embossing folders I just couldn't decide so I tried a trick with a new die from Spellbinders I got at the Expo. Instead of using the cutting plate, I ran it through my Grand Calibur with the embossing mat and plate only and got this cool effect. Now what?
Choosing the image was equally hard. I have hundreds, literally, but this adorable Bunny Ears won out. I did a minimal of coloring with Copics and paper pieced the little jammies. Had to have a fuzzy bunny, so I paper pieced him, as well, by printing again, fussy cutting, running him through the Xyron right side down and flocking before gluing to the image. Added a mini pom pom tail too. I wanted a panoramic egg effect so I again used Spellbinders to cut the egg and window, embossed and glittered it to look like sugar. I snipped a punched strip and carefully taped it around the back for the decorative edge. I used the same punch (Stampin' Up) for the card mat.
My plan as to keep the card mostly white so I dug in my stash and found a Spellbinders Easter border I've had for ages but never used. The color was added with my Copics while it was still in the die. More succesful had I pulled out my air compressor and sprayed, but with a light touch I managed not to have it bleed too much. Finally I popped the elemants for a little more interest and added a sentiment with Alpha Beads. Thanks for hangin' in there, I'm awfully chatty today.
I"m also entering this in the DL Art Thankful Thursday Spring Challenge, Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Easter Challenge, Simon Says Stamp and Show Very Strict Anything Goes Challenge, the Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge Anything Goes, and Papertake Weekly Anything Goes and The Crafty Bloggers Network Anything Goes April Challenge.