Friday, April 13, 2012

Take Time...Enjoy the View - SNSDC49

This week's challenge at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge Blog is as Cute as a Bug & Button.  Yep, you need to use a bug and at least one button on your project.  Like a lot of folks, bugs are usually not something I'm overly fond of but the bugs in the Sweet 'n Sassy Store are so cute you can't help but smile when you see them!

My card uses the Toadstool Digital Stamp.  This stamp is fun to color and, at $0.99, is a bargain!  I used the sentiment from the Enjoy the View Digital Stamp Set.  My card sketch came from Mojo Monday (MOJO236).   I colored the image with my copics and then went over the spots and the caterpillar with a glaze pen.  The round buttons are threaded with baker's twine.  The little snail is actually a button.  It had a shank on the back that I snipped off with wire cutters.  Each button is held on with a glue dot.  I used a brown fine point marker for faux stitching.  I die cut the border with a Spellbinders border die.


Printing on Patterned Paper Tutorial

If you are new to digis, you may wonder how I got the sentiment on the patterned paper without wasting a whole sheet.  Here's my method for printing a digi stamp on patterned paper -- whether it's a sentiment or if I'm paper piecing.  I print my sentiment/image on regular copy paper first.  Then I cut a piece of patterned paper bigger than the image and apply adhesive to the wrong side on just the edge of the paper that will go into the printer first.  {All printers are different but for me this is the top edge.}  Then I adhere the piece of patterned paper over my image on the copy paper.  I try to make sure that the adhesive is above where the image will print.  I then run the copy paper back thru the printer.  By adhering the edge that goes into the printer first, I've never had a problem with jams.  If I'm paper piecing I always print one image on cardstock.  Then after cutting out the pieces from my patterned paper, I glue them to the cardstock image.

For the sentiment on this card, I had a patterned paper strip cut about the size I needed.  I then held the copy paper with the sentiment printed on it and my patterned paper up to the light to know where to position the patterned paper.

Give it a try.  With a little practice, this opens up a whole knew world when using digi stamps.


Cardstock:  Recollections (kraft), Georgia Pacific (white for image)
Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey (Picadilly) 
Stamps:  Sweet 'n Sassy (Toadstool, Enjoy the View)
Tools/Embellishments:  Ribbon (Morex Corp), Baker's Twine (The Twinery), SU Stampin' Write (Close to Cocoa), Spellbinders (Big Scalloped Border Petites), Sakura Glaze pen

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday (MOJO236) {sketch}
Paper Sundaes #115  {Sundae bar - use two of the following: kraft, die cuts, lace, and/or charms.  I used a die cut border and kraft cardstock}
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge (PPMC34) {use 3 or more layers}
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge (PWC201) {Use 2 or more designer papers}
Really Reasonable Ribbon #45 {Buttons & Bows}
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations {Spring}

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll play along with us this week.


Connie Mercer said...

looks amazing~caught my eye on FB!!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is such an adorable design! Really perfect ribbon
So glad you could join us at
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Chrizette said...

I just love this card - all the elements work together perfectly! Thank you for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations this week!

DT Member
Celestial Things

buglvr2010 said...

I love your card! Thanks for joining us this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Judy Rozema said...

Darling card! The buttons look really cute along the bottom. Thanks so much for joining in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Buttons and Bows Challenge.

~ Sharon ~ said...

Love this card! I am a new follower of your blog and I'm looking forward to seeing what else you will share. As a new blogger, I would really appreciate it if you check out my blog and follow me, too!


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