Thursday, November 15, 2012
Ai Challenge 89, Quilling
Hello and happy Thursday! It's Ai Challenge 89 over at the Ai blog today, and the challenge is to add "Paper Quilling" to your card. Now, this is a NEW thing for me! I've never "Paper Quilled" before. (I had to look up card examples on the internet so I could see how it was done!). So it was certainly a challenge for me!
I used the super cute and sweet Ai image "Becky front and back", SKU# T1519, combined with the Ai "Wooden Fence", SKU# P1499. I've never used the Ai "front and back" stamps before, so there are a lot of firsts for me on this card challenge!
My card size is A2 (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") regular card size. I used kraft cardstock for my base. I colored Becky front and back, and the fence (the fence has to be stamped two times) with copic markers.
Once the images are colored in, I cut each one out very close to the stamp lines. I adhered the fence to front of the card at the very bottom. Then I cut off the rest of the kraft cardstock (front only of the card).
Next I lined up the front fence, with the second wooden fence I colored in, and adhered that, so I could now flip the fence open or closed and have each side showing a fence. Then it was time to finish the inside of my card. I wanted to make a outdoor scene. I used a soft sky colored cardstock, and embossed it with spots. I rounded the corners, and distressed the edges with tea dye ink. Then I sewed that down to the inside. I die cut some cute clouds, and then die cut out the cute kite. I had to die cut the kite five (5) different times because I wanted to use five different pieces of paper (one each of kraft, orange, yellow, and two different pieces designer paper). Once I finished die cutting, I distressed all the edges with tea dye distress ink, added the kite string to the kite, and then adhered them down onto the sky background. I cut four strips of kraft cardstock for my quilling, and rolled them using a pair of tweezers. I carefully glued them onto the four kite die cut panels to complete my quilling. Next I adhered Becky (front and back) in place to the fence.
Here is what the card looks like when you open the front (fence) of the card, and it's laid flat open.
Here is a close up of the back of Becky and the fence. You can see more detail of my copic coloring.
Here is a close up of the inside of the card, and the kite. I loved using the grass border punch on the inside! Makes the scene complete!
Here are all the different copic colors I used. *(Click on any of the images to get a larger image.)
Thanks for stopping by today!
Supplies used: Ai Becky front and back, SKU# T1519, Ai Wooden fence, SKU# P1499; Black ink: Memento; Tea Dye Distress ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger; Kraft cardstock and kite die: My Favorite Things Stamps; cloud dies and twine: PaperTrey Ink; green, blue, orange and yellow cardstock: Stampin Up! Spots embossing folder: Sizzix; grass border punch: Fiskars; Copic markers; sewing machine and white thread.