Friday, June 18, 2010

Load it Up!!!

This week at SCH we were challenged to make a "loaded up" card, the actual wording is "make a card with tons of embellishments". I love embellishments but I have a hard time using a "ton" because I wind up messing up the card. We have a couple of ladies on the team that can put a bazillion embellies on and it looks just awesome but NOT me. So I played it safe and did a "ton" of layers. I think I counted 12 layers on this card, counting the popped up butterfly and flower on the balloon.

Awhile ago I received a RAK that had this adorable little girl on it and she looked "puffed out", not popped up but "puffed out"!  I have been thinking about how to accomplish that look. The balloon seemed a likely candidate to try it on since it has a rounded look to it anyway. I am not sure it "puffed" as much as I would have liked but I had a hard time keeping the sides glued down if I "puffed" it more! :) 

Here's what I did, (you all may know a better way, if so please share with me!!!) after cutting out the image I took a bone folder and while the image was in my hand or on a mouse pad I rubbed the back of it to make it sort of curve inward. When the image was curved inward enough for me I cut a piece of sponge to attach to the back and then adhered the edges directly to the paper underneath it.  Ta da it gave it a "puffed out" look! You can't see it real well in the photo but IRL it is defintely puffed!!!

Yippee, I have yet another cool technique play with. If you try this let me know I would love to see your results!

In order to see all the other "Loaded Up" cards, there are links below or you can go to SCH and use the links there!
card info:  images   Balloon, Butterfly Tile and 
                Wishing You Well ticket- SCH
                H2O twinks for coloring
                paper  Club Scrap, DCWV-Once Upon a Time series
                other   Cuttlebug corner die, brad, gold pearls
Donna  that's me
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Nancy said...

This is wonderful, Donna!! I just love the two images incorporated together!! Fantastic!

Jolanda said...

Absolutly stunning i love the blue's its so beautiful and it all fits!a real work of art if you ask me!!!
Have a good day,Jolanda

Joseline said...

Amazing work Donna!!! I love all the layers on this card. You made it look like a beautiful canvas.

MiamiKel said...

WOW, this is so beautifully done, Donna! You've outdone yourself on this one ~ what a beauty!

HappyCrafter said...

Donna, this is so beautiful!! So creative to combine/layer the images so that the flower and butterfly show up as the balloon design, I absolutely love it!

Dani said...

Sooooo pretty! Beautiful work!! :)

Primitive Paper said...

Hey girl...sorry I did not get over to see you yesterday. We have been out of town at Pastor's conference and I have just had a chance this evening to sit down and look at all of the teams work. This is GENIOUS!!! I would have never thought of layering two images like this.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous- I love all of the layers and the pretty image- your cards are always beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Simply gorgeous Donna! Love the puffed out look you achieved.

Kathy said...

Beautiful. Love the puffed out balloon, very cool.