Sunday, August 26, 2012
Paper Players Sketch #110 - times TWO!
Did you do a double take when you read that title? Well, you read it right - times two. You just as well grab your favorite beverage and have a seat! :) The first card I'm showing you is actually the second card I created. This was pretty fun, but as I was crafting it, I was constantly asking "....is this where you were Cream of Corn..." - Hope Floats. If I only had a stamp that said that.... I know. I know. I can create something in My Digital Studio, and I just might! This is corn country, ya know. So, anything corn is welcome around here. Although, I don't know if there are any real Queens of Corn....
Anywhoooo.......I've been wanting to do something with this canning jar, making it look as tho things are truly inside. Ahhh. Insert vellum. I simply stamped on vellum, die cut it, put a slit in the top so that one ear of corn was sticking out and put the others behind the vellum. I usually struggle with hiding my glue marks. Here tho, I was able to hide the glue with the Thank You label. But, if you look REALLY close, I used a dot of Tombow Mono on the bottom of the ear of corn that is inside the jar. I'm thrilled at how well it dried and doesn't show all that much.
You may also notice that I paper pieced my corn. I tried several times to color my stamp with markers and just wasn't getting a nice clean image. (ya - I'm picky, I know) So, I stamped one image in Lucky Limeade and one in Daffodil Delight - well, two each really. Then i cut the husk off the green one and layered it over the top of the yellow. It also adds a tiche of dimension.
Here's the full card:
Now....I liked this sketch so much, I created a couple of cards! This was actually the first one that I created:
I was trying to think fall wedding here. And I like the card. It just seems lacking....
I wonder what it would look like if I were to have reversed my paper selections, using the darker blue in the background....I thought it was missing something so I added the pearls to the main panel. And then I added more pearls....
They don't stand out so much....oh well.
We've got a foggy morning out there today - I can't see 100 ft out into our yard - much less the bottom of the lane (which is 1/4 mile away). I think I'll stay snuggled on my couch with Will, who is sorting football cards into his book, and drink another cup of coffee. Anyone have any good coffee recommendations? I'm in need of a new flavor or something. I usually just drink a plain coffee (drip coffee maker - not a fancy schmancy Keurig) and use flavored creamer. Once in a while I'll get creative and use a little Pampered Chef Cinnamon Plus right in the grounds and that adds a nice flavor.
Well - go off and enjoy the rest of your day - and stamp something while you're at it! Make sure that you play along with The Paper Players over on the blog - here's the sketch: