Wednesday, April 16, 2008
A few days ago I finished coloring my High Hopes stamped image and was at a lost on what to do with it! While browsing and leaving my comments on various blogs, I noticed that Ila has a sketch challenge going on. While studying the sketch, I knew immediately that my stamped image would work well with it. I tried different DP backgrounds but I wanted something different. While looking through my stash, I found this laser die cut paper that I purchased from my LSS. I originally brought this paper for my scrapbook layouts but decided to give it a try on my card and I was pleased with the results.
This card is larger than the normal sized cards.(6 1/2 X 5 1/2) I made it larger because my image is larger than the average stamp. When I purchased this stamp, I got a couple of freebies as a bonus, and the puppy was a freebie! After coloring in both images with my Copic Markers, I cut them out and applied pop dots for dimension. Instead of using a square mat, I decided on a circle and set the girl image within the matted circle. I placed the puppy at her feet. To embellish my card, I used Stickles, gems, flowers and mini-brads. I don't know why the Stickles look so dark, IRL it looks better. I like some sparkle when I embellish but sometimes I don't feel that Stickles is giving me the "umph" that I desire. I think from now on, I'm going to try using an extra sparkly type glitter.
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Labels: High Hope Rubber Stamps