Sunday, January 8, 2017

Penny Black, Color Blue challenge! Yikes!

Hello Fireflies!!!

So our fabulous Mama Firefly gave us a challenge.  Our DT boxes included a CUTE Penny Black stamp set, dies, ribbons, flowers that were all one color.  They were randomly sent out to each DT member... and they had to make it work!  Anyone who knows me knows.. I LOVE pink! Guess color what I got? Blue!?!?  I was up for the challenge.. heh heh.. but I had to sneak in some PINK!  This is what I made! (Due to time crunch, no step by step pictures, sad, I know!)

1. First I cut out my white base using 110pd cardstock @ 11 x 4 1/4, scored at 5 1/2. I grabbed some blue cardstock for the front layer and die cut out a scalloped rectangle and coordinating circle die for a window. 

2. I stamped out the flowers in blue ink and decided to add some pink hearts to give it some more interest.  I added bling to the centers of the flower to give it even more interest! 

3. Using the center of the blue card front, I traced the window lightly onto the white card base... so that I could add some embossing paste to the inside of the window. I chose to use my ribbon stencil to add some shimmery pink embossing paste!! Set it aside to let it dry.

4. I stamped out the cute little girl with the balloon from the I Heart You stamp set from Penny Black.  I gave her a quick color with some Copic markers and fussy cut her out.  Afterwards, I used a cutting mat and blade to cut her hands away from her body because I wanted to add my own black string for the balloon.  

5. After double checking that the paste was dry, I mounted the blue card front to the card base using foam adhesive tape.  I tucked in the little girl with some more foam tape on the back and made sure some of the pink skirt was showing to break up the blue hues. Her hand barely sits on the edge of dainty! I maneuvered and tucked the black string into her hands and set it with some wet glue.  

5. I wanted to add a cute sentiment or something below her, so I used the Hanging Heart die from La-La-Land Crafts which has this cute "love" sentiment!  I cut it out with some pink paper, added some shimmer to it and  adhered it below!

6. For finishing touches, I added more shimmer to the balloon, her collar, and skirt.

Thanks so visiting!
DT Kim

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Supplies used:
- white, pink & blue cardstock
- variety of Copic markers
- Heidi Swapp Art Screen Ink in Raspberry (embossing paste)
- Echo Park Designer Stencil: Bows
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- White gel pen
- Wink of stella shimmer pen, clear

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