Sunday, August 25, 2013

Let Your Dreams Soar

I have my first project to share with you today as a design team member for the new re-opened Deedee's Digis.  I am using the Lifted Up set.  The set comes with 4 images (in 3 formats including colored and outline) and 4 sentiments.  I chose to use the outline and layering formats ad 2 of the sentiments.

It's funny how we get into crafting ruts. For a long time, 90% of my cards were 5.5" squares. Lately, I've been making mostly A2 or 5x7 cards. Today, I revisited an old friend and went back to a 5.5" square.

I paper pieced the kite and the bows on the kite tail using 4 different coordinating patterned papers.  I fussy cut and layered the kite and clouds.  I added a baker's twine tail before attaching the pieced bows.  I used a bit of copic markers around the edges of the clouds for a little dimension.

The sky background was made by using Memento Summer Sky (appropriate color name isn't it?) in a direct-to-paper technique and then embossing it with a Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls embossing folder.  The swirls reminded me of wind currents.

On the bottom sentiment panel, I layered the sentiment on red patterned paper and added two eyelets to run the twine thru. This panel was popped up on another piece of patterned paper.  I inked the edges of the papers with the same Memento ink used for the sky.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill (blue)
Pattern Paper:  Unknown - it was a gift
Digi Stamps:  Deedee's Digis (Lifted Up set)
Ink:  Memento (Summer Sky)
Copics:  B000, N0, Colorless Blender
Tools/Embellishments:  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (D'vine Swirl), baker's twine (The Twinery), Zutter Round-it-all (used inside)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash #115 - oldest hardware (my eyelets are from my early paper crafting years)
Craft Room Challenge - Something New (this stamp is from a new store, it's a new release, and it's a new sky technique for me)
4 Crafty Chicks #156 - Photo Inspiration (I used the colors as inspiration)
2 Sisters #158 - Square Card
V's Sweet Ideas #14 - Use Twine
Pile It On Challenge #34 - Use Designer Paper (I used 4)

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll stop by Deedee's Digis soon.  Deedee is adding more sets all the time.


Debi said...

Stephanie, I adore everything about your card, all the texture and dimension and the sentiments :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, very lovely!

Leanne DT 4CC!

Cynthia said...

Steph, I just love your card. I love dimension and you have it all over on this adorable card. Just beautiful!

Sandy said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the dimensions created by the embossed background and the popped images. So fun and so cute all rolled into one!

Anonymous said...

Oh I feel like I'm soaring right along with that kite, Steph! You did such a beautiful job on this. I can't believe you even paper-pieced the bows -- wow!

Chana Malkah said...

Beautifully done! Great composition and nice texture from the embossing! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Tamie said...

Loving the way you used the colors from the inspiration photo! It is a great creation. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4Crafty Chicks.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous and airy card, love the colours.
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

Mayras Designs said...

Loved this card the moment I saw it ! Love the sentiment , the kite , the embossed background !! Great great card !! Thank you for joining us at Pile it On Challenges !!

Mayra DT

Lori Turner said...

Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our inspiration challenge this week :)

hazel said...

A lovely card, thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.


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