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Thursday, July 10, 2014

An Aerocruiser for Lady B...

An Aerocruiser for Lady B provided by Rick St dennis
A little Steampunk makes me smile!  I spent a lot of time on this one trying to figure out exactly what I wanted to do with her.  You can not see the dimension of the balloon or the heart here - but take it from me, they are fussy cut, sculpted and elevated.  I am pleased with the results! 

This is my DT card for Aud Sentiments' Challenge 110.  It is an "Anything Goes" theme but this go around we are having a DT Call too!  If you have ever had an itch to try out for a Design Team slot, now is the time!  Go to Aud Sentiments for details on expectations and benefits of a DT and then all you have to do is submit a card and put DT after your name. 

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • I used a "Paper Sculpting Technique" that in this instance consists of: printing the focal image two times, coloring, fussy cutting the heart and balloon, sculpting the individual pieces [dry embossing each individual piece from the back using a large ball tool] and layering with foam tape to maintain the dimension. 
  • All the coloring was done with Copics except for the balloon - on which I used Colorbox Chalk ink.
  • The sentiment 'imagine' was rubber stamped on the corner
  • A Calligraphy Fineliner from ArtQuest was used both to apply the Duo Glue for the silver foil added and for applying the opaque white Copic paint to select areas of the basket and the heart.
  • I finished the card by embossing lines into the base CS using a Scor-It - you can see one line to the left of the focal image in this picture on the right - there are two more below the image that can not be seen.
This card should be eligible for the following 
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Crafting from the Heart #26 – ATG TOP FIVE
Top Tip Tues – Magical
Sweet Stamps #177 – Gold and/or Silver
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
MarkerPOP Challenge #47 – ATG
IMAGES:  The focal image is from rick St dennis ; Sentiment is from a pre-inked stamp set called MiniZ.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; the mats are from stash.
INKS: Colorbox Chalk ink used on the balloon; the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. Oh wow Ginny this is fantasic sweetie !! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

    Good luck !!

    hugs Diane xx

  2. Ginny I love how you post your colic colours. Your colouring is always stunning (I'm very envious) and the fussy cutting makes all of your creations so delicate and stunning. You are such a talented designer, and an asset to our team!

  3. Ginny this is a very unique card, I love steampunk .... well done. Thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  4. What a unique image, Ginny. You have created a gorgeous card. Thanks for playing with our anything goes challenge at Crafty Sentiments. Cathy*

  5. Fabulous image! Love your steampunk themed card and it is magical. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.


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