Sunday, January 11, 2009

Flopsey in a Single Layer

Usually, when it's cold out, you dress in layers to stay warm. Well, I figured that since Flopsey already has a fur coat, that he only needed one layer to stay warm. :)

This is my attempt at a no-layer card. I started out with some Gina K 120lb for my card, cause I knew it would be super sturdy. Then I embossed the centre panel with my labels two nesties. I then stamped Snow Bunny Flopsey with Memento black ink. I wanted it to look like it was snowing, so I pulled out my much neglected light table, a brass template and my stylus, and got to work dry embossing the dots around the central frame. The template I was using only has 4 small circles in a diamond shape so I had to keep moving the card and lining up the circles again. It took for-ever, but it was worth it! Oh, and that super sturdy Gina K 120lb paper is maybe not the best choice if you're going to be dry embossing...it gave me a good workout though...the stylus needed lots of pressure to make a decent embossed dot.

Once that was done I coloured Flopsey with my Lyra pencils (also a much neglected item), odourless mineral spirits and a stump. I really need to give those pencils some more lovin' cause they're just wonderful to use! The lovely Nickabella turned me onto them when I went to her classes with my BFF at Stamping Bellaland. Thanks Nicky!!! They blend beautifully on Gina K paper. Yes, I know...I have a love affair with Gina K paper. :)

The hat, scarf and mittens were coloured with a blue copic, B95, and the mug with a brown copic, E49. I added some liquid applique to the hat and mittens, and also to the mug to make it look like whipped cream. There's also some Waterfall blue Stickles on the hat and scarf. I made the snowflake embellishment by punching an acetate sheet with my MSL snowflake punch, then covering it with Waterfall Stickles. While that dried I painted the background inside the frame with Star Dust Stickles. The whole card is super sparkly IRL!

I think I'll go back to layering tomorrow, cause the weather is supposed to turn chil-ly here by the end of the week!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

5 comments:

Janet said...

great job with the one layer! :)

Corie said...

Oh my your bunny is just too cute

Joanne B. said...

You dry embossed each of those dots by hand. Girl! You're NUTS! But it sure is pretty.

Beautiful job with the pencils, and hey, how long did those stickles take to dry! (giggle...)

Cindy said...

What a wonderful card, A lot of work but a great job.
Cindy

Anonymous said...

That is so amazing....I love the look. What a lot of work you did! I really need those label nesties...thanks for sharing.