Saturday, March 5, 2011
New Card is Sweet, I'm Not Lion!
Okay, so no one likes a good pun (nor a bad one, either)! But I did make a nice card, using a new digi image from Hambo Stamps called Digi Lion. I got him free for joining in their weekly challenges, and you can to. Just go to Hambo Hoedown and using ANY Hmabo image, create a card using the challenge guidelines. This challenge called for using Digi Lion, its complementing sentiment and stripes anywhere in the design. I drew my stripes on the black cardstock.
I used DCWV cards from a box and I tried a new technique, at least for me. I've never paper-pieced an image before (I know, cavegirl, right?). But I decided to try it out on Digi Lion here, so I printed my image several times on a creamy yellow textured cardstock (his body), on brown cardstock (his mane and tail) and used a leftover piece of patterned paper for his shirt. I used my Copics for the can in his hands, and for shading of his entire body.
I gave his shades and the can a little shine with Liquid Glass from CTMH and Black Twinkling Start gel pen from AtYou Spica. I printed the sentiment on patterned paper to match his shirt, and then framed it several times with black, white and brown cardstocks. Finally, I drew in the stripes and added a few adehsive-backed gems to finish off the card.
I plan on giving it to my son when we grive down to Missouri to see him graduate from M.P. school in four weeks. I am so proud of him!
Don't forget to go to the Hambo Stamps Hambo Hoedown for your chance to win a prize and get your free digi image!