Tuesday, April 28, 2009

LSC217 Have a G-Day Mate! Aussie Style

SCS Challenge

This is another sample from Angel's Landing image set called Aussie Animals. I just love how Judi drew all of the animals - so stinkin' adorable. If you haven't tried going digital yet, you should start now. Check out Judi's online store. I'll definitely be making more cards in the next couple of weeks since these sets offer so many infinite possibilities.

I created this with the Limited Supply Challenge in mind - the colors of the base card are based on the color I have in my craft room - tangerine color.

I have been wanting to make a round scalloped circle card and this was the perfect opportunity. I created the scalloped circle using the Design Studio software and used the largest size at 5 1/2" (note: I used the baby Cricut to cut the scalloped circle). I wanted the scallops to go all the way around so I created a fold at the top with a bone folder and used red tacky tape to adhere it together (snipped off extra edges around the scallops). I used a crop-a-dile to make the smaller circles.

For the innner circles... I created two circles (gray and white with the printed image) with the DS software. With the scalloped circle still on the computer screen, I was able to create two circles and adjust them to the size I wanted so I had the perfect fit. Before cutting, I deleted the scalloped circle so that wouldn't get cut again. Resize the inner circle with the outer circle still on the screen to adjust to right size and delete outer circle. In order to get the printed image in the center of the white panel, I printed her off first on scrap paper to see what size I needed her to be. Normally, I place the piece of cardstock over the image and hold it up to the light so I can see where I want to place the image then carefully place it down on the table and adhere a small piece of tape or you can use repositionable adhesive to keep the circle from moving when placed in the printer. Then voila, you got yourself a koala in the middle of the circle.

For the rest of the card...I adhered microbeads on the center of the flower with some clear liquid glue. I wanted to make this koala girlie so I added a bow on top of the head. To make it look like the koala was holding the flower, I slit a small opening at the top of the left paw and inserted the flower in the opening and placed it how I wanted the flower to fall. I just taped the flower on the back so that it wouldn't move.

I did not put a sentiment on this card yet since I am not sure who to send it to yet...but that is the easy part.

stamps: digi stamps from angel's landing aussie animals, su crackle background stamp paper: white/peach/grey cs ink: going grey, ruby red, only orange, old olive, pastels for cheek color accessories: scotch foam mounting tape, cricut mini monogram cart, design studio, ribbon, microbeads, craft knife, liquid glue, crop-a-dile, thin tacky tape to hold card together


Judi M said...

I have so enjoyed seeing how you've used my images, Alma. This koala shows such a light-handed, delicate coloring job. And what a cute idea to put a tiny bow in her hair. Love it.