Thursday, August 9, 2012

Yippy!! It's Your Birthday...

Well hello there crafty peeps! I hope you’re all well and enjoying this wonderful summer weather that we’ve been having here in Southern Ontario. I love it hot, not so much humid, but definitely hot. In fact it actually helps with my medical condition. The damp, cold, low pressure weather just seems to make my symptoms worsen and brings on more pain than normal.

Anyway, enough about that, it is yet again another “Anything Goes” with a twist challenge over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursdays, and this week our twist is, “Ribbon or Lace and a Birthday Sentiment”.   Easy Peasey!!!

Now before I show you my card, I just want to mention that I’ve tried a new method to giving my images more definition. Up until now I used pop dots to prop things up, but I found this awesome blog that does it way cooler! You probably know about her blog already; A Scrapjourney.

Debby Yates aka Debby 4000 has the most amazing cards, they are alive and pretty much jumping off the paper. When I saw one of her cards for the first time I was like, “oh my gosh, I have to find out who this is and how this is done!” So, I did and I have, and this is the very first card that I’ve made using her technique, albeit I have treaded lightly until I have it mastered.

Debby has a 3D tutorial on her blog which I simply followed; she was also kind enough to banter back and forth with me via email to answer a few questions that I had. Basically, you cut various areas of your image that you want to define more, and instead of using pop dots you use a silicone glue/adhesive. Now Debby obviously is a pro at this, so please keep that in mind. I started with just a few areas such as her pinafore, boots, bunny and funny face until I feel more confident. The nice thing about the silicone is you control the size and depth of the blob...sorry couldn't think of another word.

I hope you can see in the above photo what I am talking about; if not pop over to Debby's blog to see the magic for yourself.
This cute little image is a Mo Manning digi which I’ve coloured using my Copic markers. 

DP's are from Recollection's Elegance collection, some scraps, and the sentiment is my own (computer). I used my memory box corner die, and than added flowers using my Martha Stewart punch. I used a Viva Decor black pearl pen for the centers.

I am entering my card over at Through the Classroom Door challenge... Anything goes with a twist...white with two other colors - natural hair and skin colors are OK.

I hope to see you over at the Outlawz TT challenge this week, thanks for stopping by :)S


  1. Oh this is fabulous and love the layers, job well done.
    Thank you for the lovely comments, you make me sound amazing and I'm not really.

    1. Coming from you that certainly means a lot! The more I look at the card I was thinking that I should have taken a bit of her hair with her face, but all in all it turned out pretty good...for a novice :)S

  2. Fabulous card, Sandra! Terrific coloring and layering of the cute image!

  3. Great card Sandra!! Such fab colouring and the layering looks amazing - love it :)

  4. Love your card Sandra...your colouring is really super. hugs, Ursula

  5. So cute Sandra...what an adorable image...thank you for joining us at TTCRD

  6. What a cool technique! Awesome card Sandra! Love how you embellished with the white homemade flowers!

  7. Fabby card - love the dimension - great 1st try at this technique x
    And I love this image x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo