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Monday, March 18, 2013

Curly Locks...

Combine a challenge requiring lace or ribbon - and a sponsor specializing in "Vintage inspired images" and it's easy to vizualize a direction for this card!

Here are the specifics for this Monday's CYP Challenge:

The CYP Design Team  has created multiple
 examples (see HERE!
to help kick-start your mojo.

Enter your creations by 
Sunday March 24, 2013 
for the chance to win a prize from our sponsor 

I chose "Curly Locks Girl" from The Sugar Kissed Cottage, (entries may be any image you choose, not just from the sponsor).  I printed her three times, colored them with Copics and fancy cut the layers I intended to use. 
MINI-TUTORIAL: If you are not familiar with paper tole or layering like this - look at an image and visualize what is the furthest, middle and closest portions of the image, and determine what your layers will be.  In this case, my bottom or base layer is the entire image including the surrounding background of fence and flora.  My 2nd layer (next closest) is her head, body, the basic dress and the bucket.  The top, or closest to the eye, is her left arm and shoulder and the puffy part of her dress over her hips.  Each layer is fussy cut (right up next to the line of the image), sculpted (dry embossed from the backside) to give it depth and then layered using a double sided foam tape.  This raises each layer physically toward the eye and gives the 3D appearance you can see in the angle and close-up shots below.
After die cutting the image with a scalloped die and a lightly larger version on which it is layered, all three layers had their edges inked with Distress Ink.  I paper pierced each scallop to add detail and then lace was secured around the bottom with two thin cream ribbons on top of that.  The inside is completed with scraps left from the front.

This card should be eligible for the following
Fussy and Fancy #84 - Flowers
ABC Challenge - J for Just as You Like
Aud Sentiments - Girl Power
2 Sisters #135 - Flowers for Spring
Papertake Weekly - 123 (1 Design Paper - 2 ovals - 3 layers for the image)
Sentimental Sunday #146 - Anything Goes

IMAGES:  The focal image is by The Sugar Kissed Cottage
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from 7 Gypsies "Off the Wall"; base CS is stash
EMBELLISHMENTS: Sentiment on the inside is on a SU punch and is a self inking "Mini Word"; lace and ribbon from stash.
INKS: "Antique Linen" Distress Ink was used to ink the edges; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly
and always, always, make what amuses you!


  1. Hi Ginny,
    I love the layering you did with the image. I think I should trie that too. The colors are also great.
    xxx Michelle

  2. fab card, love the papers
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  3. Beautiful card, love the colours! Thank you for sharing the mini-tutorial, I'll have to try that some time! Thanks for playing with us over at Fussy and Fancy this forthnight :)

  4. Gorgeous card, I love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!
    Hugs ♥ Sandra ♥

  5. lovely card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  6. Lovely card! The girl image is so darling and I love the colors! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

  7. Ginny, your card is great. I love the vintage look. The paper layering on the image is awesome, I wish I could see it in person.

  8. What an adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T

  9. such a cute card... love it!!!


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