Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spring Love and a Blog Candy Alert!!

Wooohooooo!!! My first card upload on my new computer.

I pulled A LOT of my hair out last night (which I will most likely send to my good buddy, Carole, who just "has a thing" for loose hair!) trying to figure this out.

With new computers comes new software, new struggles....but....I *think* I prevailed.

Anyway, I needed a break and I was in the mood to create a fun spring card and grabbed one of my favorite My Favorite Things stamps called Can Ya Dig It?
I stamped the images on some Perfect Paper Panels and I colored part of the image with Copics and then paper pieced her dress, hat, flowers. Tip: To add some dimension to your pieced image....use your marker to add some shading where natural shadows would fall.

I cut out the pot and lady to pop them up. The background was created by sponging clouds and I cut a strip of designer paper for the grass (my favorite easy way to add grass!) You can see all the places on her dress and hat where I went over the designer paper with Copic markers. Just use a slightly darker color when coloring so it shows up. You can test it on scrap paper to see if it will work with the color of the dp.

Materials used: Stamps: Can Ya Dig It? (My Favorite Things); Ink-Memento Tuxedo black, soft sky (SU!); Copic markers; Designer paper- Marrakech (Basic Grey); white cs-Perfect Paper Panels (My Favorite Things); card base- Gina K Pure Luxury; sponge; tulle; Cropadile; corner rounder punch (Creative Memories); white gel pen (Ranger); circle punch (SU!); jumbo eyelet (SU!); paper piercing tool and mat pack (SU!); foam mounting tape.

Blog Candy Alert! My sweet and AWESOME friend Deborah is giving away one of my Nurse Feelgood sets on her blog!! You can check it out HERE and also see a fabulous card she made with the set!!! Thanks Deb ((((HUGS!!!)))) Miss you!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

19 comments:

Gabriela said...

Cammie - I just love your card. The popped up images are precious and that giant "super-meat-a-joe: eyelet and tulle are the cat's meow!

Amy Johnson said...

What a lovely card! This is my FAvorite MFTset, probably because I'm a gardener. I love the sponged sky!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I'm LOVIN' the colors in that DP..awesome card!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I love the whole card front is covered in DP! Glad you got your new computer up and running!

Starla said...

I really like the whole look to this. I have such a hard time using DP in my bg...I always feel that I can't cover it up! The popped up images are just the topping with the embellishments the cherry on top (hmmmm.....must be needing some sweets! hehe)

orchids R4me said...

What a beautiful Card. I love it.. The poped up images are really cool. I will have to try that one day... Love it! Great Job.!

dpkennedy said...

Pretty card Cammie! Computers...it's a love/hate relationship...

Carla said...

Wonderful card, Cammie! I have never thought to shade my paper pieces! Thanks for the clever idea!!

Judi said...

Great card. Love the eyelet and tulle on the side. Congratulations on the new computer.

Anita C said...

Beautiful card Cammie! I love the DP and that is my favorite shade of blue :) Oh I really like that set, must add it to my wish list.

Ila said...

Love your Gorgeous card Cammie!!...the added tulle and popped up pot looke fabulous!!...Off to get in on a chance to win that marvelous set!!

Elena said...

What a pretty card! I really love the colors! Love the grass and paper piecing you did!

Mary said...

Your card came out beautiful. I love that you used a sponge to make the blue sky.

I also bought a new computer just a few days ago and I am still changing things over and putting in new software as well as the old and I am also pulling my hair out. Not too much though because I do not want to be bald. :) Oh the joys of technology. :)

Mary

Melanie said...

hey cool, your blog is listed on CardMaker today!! :) cute card! the computer works! yay!

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Cammie.
Love the image, pretty papers too.

Karen x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is just so gorgeous Cammie!! I love this!! TFS!

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful card, Cammie!! I love the colors and wonderful dimension!!

Deborah Anton said...

This is beautiful Carolyn!! I love the colors!! Thanks for the plug for my candy!

Heather "Hev" said...

This is such a lovely card Carolyn :)

Hope you are getting along better with your new computer now :)