Friday, October 16, 2009

Snow Wonderful Riley!

I can't help but smile when I see Riley on a card! He just makes life seem better, what a clever moose!

I made this card for two different challenges: First: Embellish Magazine (round cards), Second: Creative Clear Stamps (using scallops).

To make this card, I used my Cricut with the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge and using the blue polka-dot paper (PTI), I cut out a 5 1/4" flower. Then I cut out a shadow of the flower in the same size using a random piece of cardstock from my stash. I cut a piece of Cocoa cardstock 5 1/2" x 11", folded it in 1/2, then traced the "shadow" onto the folded cardstock putting the top two petals slightly over the edge of the fold. This allows for a flower shaped card to still have a hinge. I adhered the blue paper to the cocoa card base.

Then, I stamped Riley onto a piece of white cardstock and cut him out with a Nestie circle. I also cut out a scalloped circle using Certainly Celery cardstock. The Riley is colored using Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The Riley circle is masked with the Nestie and sponged using Cocoa ink, then, I removed the Nestie and sponged the whole edge with Bashful Blue ink. I adhered the Riley to the Celery circle and popped them both up on foam tape on the card base.

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I alternated Split Pea and Ice Blue rhinestones on the individual scallops.
  • Paper: PTI Bitty Dot Basics & White; SU Close to Cocoa & Certainly Celery
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue
  • Stamps: Riley (Hannah Stamps), Snow Wonderful (Verve Stamps)
  • Accessories: 3/8" Striped Organdy in white/silver ($.10/yd), silver cord ($.17/yd), Kaiser Rhinestones in Ice Blue and Split Pea ($1.75), Iridescent Ice EP, Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol


Lisa said...

Thanks for playing along!!!!

Canadian Rockies Art - Nathalie Girard said...

I think Riley is so cute! Beautiful cards my dear!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

WOW! This is so great! Thanks so much for participating in the challenge!