Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Birthday to Moo!

I made this card for a limited supply challenge on H! We couldn't use any special tools (no punches? the horror!), just a trimmer, scissors, colouring tools, stamps, inks, etc.

The farm stamps are from the Penguin Pants set I won. I masked the cow, fence, and grass to layer the images.

Don't know how to mask? It's really easy. Stamp the image you want to be on top (such as the cow) on some scrap paper, and cut it out as close to the outer lines as possible. That's your mask. Then stamp the same image on the carstock, and place the mask right over top. Stamp the image you want to appear behind (such as the barn) overlapping the mask. Take the mask off, and there ya go! The barn looks like it's behind the cow.

I coloured in the stamped images with ink and a blender pen (all SU). If you squish the top of the ink pad to the bottom, you'll get a bit of ink on the inside of the lid. Use that ink to paint with the blender pen, and you have a quick "watercoloured" image.

The sentiment is from SU's Everyday Flexible Phrases EFP, except for the Moo, which is also from Penguin Pants. There's no "to" in EFP, so I used the "together" stamp, and inked only the first two letters.

Finally, I drew a ground line on the card, so the animals don't look like they're floating in the air :p

To finish, I dragged the edge of the cardstock in Really Rust, and mounted it on Old Olive pp, and then used SU dimensionals to pop it up on Really Rust cardstock. I stamped the grass onto the SU Blush Blossom cardstock base, and attached the ribbon (from Michael's $1.50 bin) with SU Sticky Strip.

I'm pretty happy with this simple card, and quite proud of my made up saying. Chloe sings "Old MacDonald" every time she sees the card ;)


Ms. Crafty If You're Nasty said...

great job, J... thanks for the primer on masking... i haven't quite mastered it yet...

Deb said...

Love your blog!! Thanks for stopping by mine and for the link!!