Monday, July 19, 2010

DTGD Day Two

The good news: I can use this card for all four Dare to Get Challenges posted yesterday.  Bad news: it took me all afternoon to make it!  Good news: I enjoyed every minute of it!!  Sometimes you just gotta pull out all the stops and cut up some fancy paper.
My Sugar Nellies have been neglected recently as I've gone on a CAS kick and this Wish angel just called out to me.  I stamped her onto PTI Rustic White, and then on some My Minds Eye Lush, SU Cameo Coral, and Kiwi Kiss patterned paper.  I colored her hair and added some blush, eyeshadow, and lipstick with prismacolor pencils and baby oil, and then paper pieced her outfit.  I colored her wing spots and the letters with a pink pencil, then went over it with a Jelly Roll Star Dust pen.  This (flocked!) Lush paper happens to go wonderfully with SU Sage Shadow, so I cut a Nestability Big Scallop square out of it, used a square nestie to cut the window, and then added the hearts that were punched from the border using a Xyron adhesive machine.  I just throw a few in there at a time, pull the tape a little, throw some more, and usually the odds work out that I have enough that landed right side up to use.  Much less frustrating than trying to get them all in there face-up.

I had some Martha ribbon that matched, so I used that over a strip of paper border punched from DCWV Luxury Stack.  I really like how the Kiwi Kiss makes the whole thing pop; I just happened to have a scrap on my desk and decided to try it.  I also used PTI Text Styles in Old Olive at the top and bottom.  After cutting out and adhering the letters, I poked a hole and threaded some PTI twine through.  I cut it to a point and it gets a little fuzzy build-up when I started pulling it, but I just kept pulling and the fuzzies came through, so I didn't have to do too much haircutting (my orderly math side: cannot handle too much fuzziness on my twine or any extra-long fuzzies!). I colored a rhinestone with a pink copic and added it to the bottom of the "S."  The card is 5 1/2 by 5, there was just too much yumminess to be restricted to 4 1/4 (but not enough for 5 1/2 square).

I'm so glad I found some fellow Mad Men fans!  Did y'all see Jon (we're on a first name basis) on 30 Rock?  I'd bring him a Diet Raspberry Fanta any time!  Thanks for all the warm-fuzzy* comments!
*these are the type of fuzzies you want to have, not like those evil twine fuzzies.


Crafty Math Chick said...

Holy frijoles Meg! One card for FOUR challenges! SWEET! Great job! :)

Crafty Creations said...

What a card! Love the "WISH" letters - just perfect!!

Karen H. said...

Awesome card! I love the way you did the sentiment!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is really lovely, Meg! It's still simple but with pizzazz. ;) I love the sweet girl and especially the way you hung the word WISH from the twine!!

Emily Keaton said...

I love your good news/bad news story! I used to love playing that game as a kid. Yeah, I've gotta say that there are a fair number of my cards that took way longer than I wanted. Even though I felt guilty for spending "too much" time, I secretly enjoyed every minute of it, too. Your card is a knockout and should wow in every one of those four challenges :)

Charlene said...

Thanks for being so honest...if people only knew how much time a "simple" card takes me...ah well, your results were worth the effort! Love that flocked paper and the "wish" treatments is inspired!!