Sunday, April 12, 2009

HHC26 Pierce it!

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!


  1. Hey Crissy! Wow, your coloring is beautiful. . .you made that cow look cuter than it already is!! Love the sparkly on her feet!! It's fantastic that you dressed up the inside too!!! Your card is simply beautiful!!

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter!


  2. Great card I love these stamps, but I can never seem to find them in the UK :o(

    Hope you are having a wonderful Easter.

    Best Wishes, Kit x

  3. Oh hon this is just gorgeous dear what a lovely card!!! SO love the theme this week dear.
    You have a wonderful Easter today dear and God Bless

  4. Wow, Crissy, what an amazing card! I love the colors and that image is so adorable! :) Have a wonderful Easter!
    Blessings and Hugs, Christine :)

  5. I love the colour scheme and your gorgeous colouring Crissy, Loving her glittery hooves! The distressed embossing looks fabulous and thanks for the tip re: piecing on the opposite side - great effect! Happy Easter, Big Hugs, Nikki x

  6. Absolutely amazing card, ooohhhh...your colouring is just awesome!
    Thanks for your kind comment.
    Happy Easter
    Carole :-)

  7. This is truly adorable Crissy! What a terrific design and I just love the sparkle on the hooves...too cute! Did you say, "New Release"? Oh boy! I can't wait! Thanks for the heads up! Happy Easter to you and yours! :D

  8. fabulous crissy, love the sparkly hooves that you have given your gorgeous cow. Happy Easter to you. hugs rachxxx

  9. Adorable, Crissy.....guess great minds think alike...we both had cows on the brain this week, lol! Happy Easter, my UBER talented friend!

  10. This is so pretty, Crissy! I love the colors and sparkly hooves! Thanks for the fun challenge! Hope you have a great Easter!

  11. Such a fabulous card, Crissy.
    I just love the color combo and your udderly amazing coloring. (Sorry I just couldn't resist...LOL!!) You are a genius with those Copic's, girl!! Just love those glittery hooves too.

    Karen x

  12. I absolutely love the colours on this one Crissy! What an incredible card! A very Happy Easter to you and your family! xx

  13. This is fabulous!!! Your coloring is gorgeous as always, and I really love the colormix!
    Great work!!

  14. Hi Crissy,
    Love your card! Maribelle and the party cow are some of my favourites you've designed--and those hooves--who'd of guessed cows look good with sparkly nail polish. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
    God Bless You!

  15. oooo!! Sneak peeks!! Cant wait!!LOL! Great card Crissy!! Hope you and your family have a great Easter!!

  16. What a super fun card!! I love all of your texture and distressing! The backwards piercing is a great look, too! Your coloring is always amazing!! This was a really fun challenge!
    I'm so excited about the upcoming release! I will make sure to spread the word.
    I hope you had a wonderful Easter.
    Big hugs :-)

  17. Love it Crissy!! Great colors and love theglitter onher feet!! I know what you mean about the fasenator having no guide, I just eyeball it best I can!!

    Hugs, Kelly

  18. I love this card Chrissy, the colors are perfect and of course so is the coloring!

  19. You just create such beautiful cards!
    You are such an inspiration...thank you for sharing your work! :o)

  20. Your card is beautiful Crissy, your colouring is stunning and I love how you have added sparkle to the cows hooves...fab idea! Debbie x

  21. OH VERY FAB Card !!!!!!!!
    I am fan to your coloring !!!!!
    It's very gorgeous !!! and fab blog realy !!!!!
    Hugs coco