Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Boo Hoo

I made this card for my husband to take to his work. He said that he needed some more get well cards and I saw this image and though it was perfect.

I started with a piece of 8.5 X 11 tan paper and cut it down to 5.5 on the width and kept the length at 11. I then scored it at 5.5 to make the card 5.5 X 5.5. I cut a dark brown piece of card stock down to 5 3/8 X 5 3/8. and cut a piece of patterned paper (my husband picked out) down to 5.25 X 5.25 and taped with a little tape. I then sewed the edge, but made sure that it wasn't perfect and straight to give it more character.

I used my new Martha Stewart punch that I got from Mary and cut a strip down to 5.5 inches wide. The length isn't important because I hid it behind the larger dark brown piece that was 5.5 X 2". I them embossed it with my fiskars template and taped them both together.

The image was put onto watercolor paper and colored in- I will do a tutorial for my water coloring later. I cut an extra nose out and placed it on top after I put liquid glass on top. I do not cover the entire image and try to miss the lines as well as band aid and paw prints, just for dimension and because I could never get it perfect and this way if it's messy, it looks like it was done on purpose. I layered it on the dark chocolate card stock and put three brads in it after marking the holes and punching with a 1/8 hole punch. I cut two small pieces of scrap ribbon I had laying around and taped them to the back. They were not the same size and very messy on the back, but you can hide that.

For the buttons, I cut a large piece of twine and took the threads apart. Since I am part Polish, I have the large fat fingers inherited from my ancestors and tying small pieces of string is not something that comes easy- so I make them very long and just cut them down to size afterwards.

The last thing I did was tape everything down. I used a glue dot for the buttons and a pop dot (they do not pop up as far) for the nose. Everything else was taped with my ATG gun.


Anonymous said...

Wow, that card is beautiful.
I think I will have to have a try at that one.

sophiesmama said...

Adorable, as always! GO ANGELA!