Sunday, April 12, 2009
Before I get into it, I just want to remind you that a new release is just around the corner!! The next High Hopes Hullabaloo takes place starting this Thursday, April 16th, and will run every day until the release date, Sunday April 19th. I will be posting a card on each of the days leading up to the release, and will also post a link to the Divas that will also be participating. I'll give you a teeny hint about this next release: girly girl and bugs galore, and I'm not saying anymore... you'll see!
It was my turn to choose a challenge over at the High Hopes Blog, and I decided to encourage you to use piercing on your project or card! If you want to join in the challenge, you could have a chance to win the Party Cow and the "moosic in me" sentiment I have used on this sample card! Just link a photo of your card/project on the High Hopes Blog on the "Pierce it Challenge" (uploaded by around 10AM EST) to get your name in the draw!
I colored her with the following Copic markers:
I used my sewing machine to do the piercing. I have a needle that is extra thick to go through leather and such, and it does a good job. I did it from the back side so that it would look like distressed piercing, and then I swiped my brown ink pad over them to make them stand out even more.
The black layers are Core'dinations paper that have pastel colors on the other side. By using a piece of sandpaper after I Cuttlebug'd them, I revealed some of the soft colors underneath. Hint: swipe the cardstock with a dry kleenex or two afterwards to get as much of the loose black dust off as possible. At first I didn't do that, and black smudges began to appear on everything I touched! I also pierced along the outer edges of these panels, again from the back side, to really bring out the core color in the paper and make them stand out a bit more. The two CB folders I used were Swirls, and Distressed Stripes (thank you Janette!) I also used Some new Spellbinder dies I am so blessed to now have in my inky paws!
I used a Fascinator stapler to staple the ribbon on. It was a stroke of luck that I got it on straight enough (for me!) as there is no guide, its all guessing as to where the staple will end up. I love the fancy shmancy staples all right, but using the thing is a headache and a half! I usually go through three or four staples before I get it on right.
I glittered up her hooves for that true disco look. lol
Here is a look at the inside:
and a close-up of the colored image:
God bless you and Happy Easter everybody! May you come to know the One who rose from the dead and who loves you endlessly and passionately!
Posted by Crissy Armstrong at 4/12/2009 01:23:00 AM