Monday, March 7, 2011

Secret Sister Monthly Image - March

So this is my March submission for the SS Monthly Image Challenge. Our hostess this month was Imke and she gave us Birgitta from CC Designs. She's part of their "Swiss Pixies" group (Birgitta ... not Imke!). Imke also challenged us to use the sun charm on our card as well.

Since Imke sent me 3 images, I decided to use the Paper Tole technique. The "HOW TO" of paper tole is pretty simple: A duplicate of an image is stamped on a different paper, colored and carefully cut out. This duplicate is then mounted on top of the original with foam mounts, causing it to be raised (3D) and enhancing the natural shape. I popped her hair, boots, flower and leaf. I was going for something different. My husband HATED her hair ... "it looks too boufy" Whatever.

But then ... I wasn't sure. I wasn't crazy about how I colored her dress soooo, I used the third image to create a different card. Though ... looking at it now, the layout is pretty much the same!

Card 1: Stamps: Birgitta, CC Designs; Miss You, SU
copics, MS punch, Nestibilities, ribbon, crystal effects, pop dots, stickles, SU embossing folder

Card 2: Stamps: Birgitta, CC Designs; Just Because, unknown
SU flower punches, Sizzix sizzlet swirl punch, Nestibilities, Sizzix embossing folder, brads, ribbon, bling, copics


  1. Joanna, both cards are fantastic. I like how you pop up her hair, boots and flowers. I pop up my flower too ;-) The big swirls on the second card looks so great. Love it.

    I´ve made a card with a card kit that i received from our last card kit swap. I will upload it on my this week. I´m curious what you say....

  2. Jo, I love them both! When I saw the first card, I thought "how did she make that image 3D?" and voila! you answered that question! Thanks for sharing that technique! And the colors you chose for both cards are great! Love the flourishes behind the second card. Great creations!

  3. Hey Joanna, I came over here to see the second card. Love both. I think the paper tole gave the first one a lot of dimension, and looks great. Really like the colors on the second one. The turquoise and yellow complement each other so well. The flourishes and rhinestones on the second look really cool, too. Both are fab!

    Just saw you are reading "The Help" I read that last year and really liked it!

  4. Joanna, I love the blue! I actually like both of them. You did a great job on them.

  5. Love them both! Love the dimension of the first!

  6. Too cute! Hey I just realized you are the one who sent that cute cow kit- i made a card the other day on my blog! Thanks again!

  7. Both cards are soooo cute! Love the colors you used.

  8. I love both cards, too. I really loved the Poufy hair! I am a child of the 80s (big hair was IN, girl!) and the blue one is very pretty too, love the color combo on them both. GREAT job!