September 16, 2011

A Card Transformation

This week at Penny Black the theme is to transform a card design using embellishments, layers and stamping.

My idea for hosting the blog today was to show how I used the same elements in my original design and then added a few fun extras for another variation.

This was my beginning point:

Which was then transformed to this:

Using the same size card, the sides were angled to form a present. To convert the 3 ½ x 4-inch card base, 1/2-inch marks were lightly marked in from the bottom left and bottom right corners.  A cut from the upper left corner to the pencil mark on the bottom left will create the first side.  A second cut from the upper right corner to the pencil mark on the bottom right will complete the shape.  Twinkling stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz gave the present an instant wrapping paper design.

The ribbon and bow were borrowed from Betsy & Mimi Wrap.  After the sections had been stamped and colored they were painted with Mars Red Metallic watercolors.  The ribbons were attached before the next layer was added and the bow was set aside.

A smaller window frame was cut for an elevated layer and stamped with Warm Wishes in Tea Leaves VersaMagic with the sentiment stamped in black. The white background was lightly chalked in blue and snowflakes were added with Aspen Mist VersaMagic ink.  For a bit of sparkle, the snowflakes were traced with a clear Spica Atyou pen.

The festive water colored birds sitting in the window had their hats adorned with microfine crystal glitter and the double-layered bow was attached at the top.

Have fun adding a twist to your favorite card designs!

Happy Friday,

Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock:  Spring Meadow 06-001, 06-003
Canson: Watercolor Paper
Tombow: Markers
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Delicata Golden Glitz, Tea Leaves VersaMagic, Aspen Mist VersaMagic, Sponge Dauber
Ranger: Crystal Stickles
USArtQuest: Mars Red Metallic Watercolor (Stargazers Palette)
Clear Atyou Spica Pen
Blue Chalk / Cotton Ball
Microfine Crystal Glitter
Dimensional Foam