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