As I said in my previous post, my friend, Kelly, asked me to fill in on her blog's design team when a DT member couldn't fulfill her term. So, Friday's will be KLSNS cards! Check the DT blog out everyday. There's a new card each day of the week from a different designer!
This little Tilda is from the new Magnolia collection - YUMMY FOR YOUR TUMMY. She's colored with Copics to match Basic Grey's INDIAN SUMMER paper and isn't that yummy all by itself! I thought she needed some extra color in her cheeks after dropping the egg (how embarrassing!). Tilda was cut out and layered on a Swiss Dot oval. In fact, I used my Cuttlebug a lot on this card. The corner swirls, the Nestabilities ovals, and the Cuttlebug Swiss dot embossing folder. I some times think that my "Bug" is my best tool. I embossed first and then rubbed SU! Summer Sun lightly over the raised bumps to color. Then I cut the oval. Final touches include Glossy Accents on her shoes to make them look like patent leather Mary Janes.
I used 2 challenges for the card design. First the SCS Sketch Challenge (SC249) for the front of the card. And the Magnolia-licious sketch of the month - an EASEL CARD.
To keep the easel standing, I created a lacy edge border and folded it up. The edge of the card catches it. But it also folds flat for "easier" mailing. I always have a hard time mailing these card in anything short of a box. For one thing it's too lumpy, requiring extra postage. We won't discuss what the postage canceler does to the envelope.
Stamps: Magnolia OOPS TILDA, Cookie Crumbs by CC Designs sentiments
Paper: Basic Grey INDIAN SUMMER, Neenah Solar White, SU! Elegent Eggplant
Ink: SU! Summer Sun, Brilliance Graphite Black, and Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics (110, BG10, C1, C3, E000, E00, E02, E31, E35, E39, R20, R81, R85, R89, Y13, Y17, YR02, and YR04); SU! Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, rhinestones, Nestabilities, Sizzix corner swirl, Martha Stewart scallop lace border punch, Glossy Accents, and Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder.
Hope you visit the KLSNS blog - there's always something exciting going on over there!