Friday, September 24, 2010

Penny Black Card Challenge for Scrapbooker’s Paradise

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For our first challenge for Scrapbooker's Paradise we are using Penny Black's Best Day Ever Clear Stamp. You just gotta love those hedgehogs; they are just so darn cute!!!

Front of card

Back of Card 


 So I decided to do something a little different, normally I would have used my Copics to colour this, but I decided that I wanted to use some Stampendous Acetate Sheets and make a clear card. So first off, my card is the same size as the acetate sheet (8 ½ x 5 ½) and then I scored it in the middle with my Scor-Pal to make a landscape card. I then stamped the Stampendous Snowfall Cling Stamp with Tsukineko Staz-On Cotton White Ink and then filled in around the edges to make the front full of snowflakes.

Now onto the adorable hedgehogs.....stamp the 3 hedgehogs with the bells onto a separate sheet of acetate with Tsukineko Staz-On Black and colour them in on the back of the stamped image, I used Clearsnap Smooch Accent Ink in the following colours, Taffy, Siren, Moonlight, Silver Fox, Gold Lame & Tuxedo, you will need to heat set as you are colouring your images in, to get a opaque finish. The photo does not do this justice it looks just awesome!!! Then I trimmed around them and left a small border.

Next we are going to cut a border from the Imaginisce 12 x12 Cottage Christmas Gingerbread Village Paper and adhere that to the front of the card, now you can adhere the cute little hedgehogs with some pop dots. Then cut the Imaginisce 12x 12 Swirly Snowflake Paper with the Spellbinders Label 8 die and emboss with your Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder and I decided to add a little bit of sparkle with my Clear Spica Glitter Pen on the embossed snowflakes, this of course, also doesn't show up well in the photo.

Cut the Imaginisce 12x12 Gingerbread Village & Peppermint Stick with the Spellbinders Label 5 dies. Stamp the Jingle all the way saying on the smaller of the Labels 5 piece and adhere all of them to the inside of the card. I actually was going to leave it at this point.......but I decided it needed just a little something extra. So I decided to make a flower for the corner.

To make the flower cut a strip of the Imaginisce 12x12 Cottage Christmas Paper Peppermint Stick to 8 ½ x ¾ of an inch and score it every ¼ of an inch, then fold accordion style and glue the ends together. Now push down in the middle and adhere to a small circle with some strong adhesive or a glue dot. Make a 16mm Brad with some of the Imaginisce Swirly Snowflake Paper and your Imaginisce I-Top Brad Maker. Adhere to the front of the card and you're finished. I hope you like this, I really enjoyed making it!!!



Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is so amazing! Love the way you coloured those hedgies and the flower and acetate take it over the top!

Shirley Fread said...

Fantastic card, Kim! Those hedgehogs are just too darn cute!!! Love all the snowflakes, too!!!

Mrs. Dude said...

YOUR CARD IS SO AWESOME... way to go, Kim!