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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy 4th Birthday Aud Sentiments!

This card is for the first week of the Aud Sentiment's 4th Birthday Celebration!
Teacher provided by Sassy Studios
This one is a fairly sedate, eh?  Wait till you see the one next week! 

The papers are from Basic Grey's "Persimmon" & I used the background DP to paper piece her dress.  Copics were used for her skin, hair, shoes and to shade her dress.  "Weathered Wood" Distress Ink was used on the DP edges.  A Scalloped edge punch was used on the focal panel & three tiny SU brads were added to the mat.
A tag was created using the SU punch for tag tops - a ribbon from stash was added.  With the focal image panel and mat elevated on foam tape, I made a pocket for the tag.  
The inside repeats the sentiment on leftover DP.

TOP TIP #1:  When using digis - here is a tip for using just a small piece of leftover DP - instead of having to put a whole sheet of paper thru a printer:
  • Print out the image on the Card Stock [CS] you plan to use on your project.
  • Make a copy [on plain copy paper] of the CS image and leave the CS exactly where it is in your printer!
  • Using the newly printed copy, cut out a piece of your desired DP about 1/2 inch all around larger than the image and tape it down on the copy paper over top of the subject matter. [The extra margin is because the paper never runs thru the paper in the EXACT position it did the first time.]  Be sure to tape down the edge that will be running thru the printer first.  The other edges need not even be taped.
  • Put the copy [with the taped DP] back in the printer feeder in the same direction it was the first time and copy a 2nd time.  Now you have a copy on your DP and you can fussy cut it and glue down to your image [see the dress on my Teacher]
  • I shade the edges and lines of the dress with Copics to "round" the edges and give it dimension.
TOP TIP #2: Sometime an image shows too much skin for a particular recipient [say what??!!]  It is easy to use a Micron pen and add sleeves or pants or a blouse collar and then either color in or do paper piecing to make clothes for your image.  As an example, when my daughter graduated from the Police Academy, I found an image of a female cop for her Graduation card.  Problem was the image showed way more cleavage than my daughter would have liked... I merely put a collar, a seam line and buttons down the front and colored in her new "shirt".

I have to tell you a secret!  Aud Sentiments has developed a new Freebie for our followers - as our Birthday gift for you!  Go over and check out Marie-Clare's creative surprise that she will be providing as a Freebie for our DT & Guests alike!  This will become a regular feature for the followers.
While you are there, check out the very creative inspiration of the Designers and then get your version in the mix for a chance at one of TWO prizes from Lacy Sunshine and Sassy Studio.  The deadline is Tuesday, May 6 for up to 5 entries.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Sweet Stampin' – Lots of Layers
OSAAT #209 – Favorite Things [tags & layers]
Papertake Weekly – White + one [White & Teal]
Top Tip Tues – Paper Piecing [TWO TOP TIPS] WON Top Tip
Fab and Funky #213 – Paper Piecing
Divas by Design – Let's go to the movies [1988 Stand and Deliver]
Aurora Wings – #2 Monochromatic

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. Fabulous card love the soft blue Ginny x

  2. Such a pretty card, Ginny! Love the paper piecing. Thanks so much for joining our Monochromtic challenge at Aurora Wings with this adorable creation. xxD

  3. A great card and lovely soft colours. Super tips. Thanks for sharing them and joining the Top Tip Tuesday challenge. Elaine

  4. Beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  5. Super card, lovely paper piecing, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck.

    Pat xx

  6. What a fab image Ginny! you've coloured her beautifully and I love the paper piecing… the papers and layout are gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
    Hugs Sue B xx

  7. Super card, great image & design!
    Glad you joined us for the Favorite Things challenge at One Stitch At A Time, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ OSAAT DT ~

  8. Fabulous card. Love the monochromatic color you used. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck. Maggie - DT

  9. This is a fabulous birthday card. Lovely color scheme!

    Thank you for participating in the One Stitch at a Time Challenge this week!

  10. Beautiful card, I love the colors and layout!
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  11. Fabulous card love the colours and image, great tips too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  12. Fabulous - love this image and she looks amazing in blues.
    Thanx so much for joining us at Aurora Wings Challenges


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