Sunday, June 16, 2013

Silly Scrapper

Pile It On #24
This week at Pile It On, we're challenging you to use this sketch, made by our own Katie of Both Sides of the Paper, along with your other favorite challenges. You're going to love the DT projects; they all follow the sketch to the letter, yet are so unique. Of course, you're welcome to rotate and adapt the sketch, as long as it resembles the original.

For this card, I used the Crafting Sentiments Pack and Crafters Do It Digital Stamp & Paper Pack by Coosty Creations, available at StitchyBear's Digi Outlet.
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Not only are the digis a total hoot (see the whole story below), they were too much fun to work with. I spent an afternoon paper-piecing the image, and it was totally worth it!

The textured background on the image is from the digi paper set, and I also used 100lb Hammermill, Kraft from Jo-Ann's, shimmery red, gold, silver & white papers from Recollections, and a Graphic 45 DP (the dress). I covered her hair with
fine Flower Soft by running it through my Xyron sticker machine. The scrapper, scissors, paint brushes, and paper pile were colored with Copics. The Scrabble pieces on the table are inked with Antique Linen distress ink; I just pressed the piece onto the inkpad briefly, which gives it a nice texture too. 

The actual Scrabble pieces are heat-embossed with Kaleidoscope/glitter powder, and I colored the sides with a Krylon gold leafing pen.

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The gold mesh is actually drywall tape, colored with the same gold leafing pen. I stuck the tape onto tin foil to make it easy to color (I usually use a piece of glass, but I couldn't find it!), and then ran my glue stick over it before applying it to the card, just to help it stick.

The brocade ribbon and buttons are from my stash. I tied silver thread onto all of them, even the teensy ones. The buttons and Scrabble pieces are adhered with Glossy Accents (I used ZipDry for everything else).

I used SP & Company's Stitchery Doo Stamp Set and more
Kaleidoscope/glitter embossing powder to make a faux stitching border on the background as well as on the red piece (it's almost impossible to see the outer border in the pictures, sorry!).

And the inside, featuring another one of the crafty sentiments:
Pile It On #24
Artistic Inspirations: Stitching (real or faux)
Di's Digis Designs: Beautiful Borders
The Hobby House: Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon #189: Use 3 or more patterned papers
Ooh La La Creations: Buttons & Bling
Pile It On Challenge #24: Sketch

Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

Besides being on the Pile It On team, I'm also on the DT for One Stitch at a Time (OSAAT), the challenge blog for StitchyBear's Digi Outlet (SBDO). Recently, my teamie Chriss requested some digi stamps for a craft-related card, and StitchyBear Creator Jane (Coosty Creations) made some fabulous digis, digi papers, and matching sentiments.

Crafting Bear Digital Stamp & Paper Pack
Crafting Sentiments Pack

The card and story that resulted are both wonderful, so do check out Chriss's beautiful post about the power of crafting with friends. I had been following all of this on the SBDO FaceBook page, and when I saw the "Scrapbookers Do It On the Table" sentiment, I just had to request a digi of a "shocked" crafter. Jane (Mimi) went out of her way to create a fabulous digi, with matching papers!

Crafters Do It Digital Stamp & Paper Pack

Not only did she give me this as a gift, she made a special red-tinted version of the scissors-patterned paper. I wanted to make a card for my Mom, and her favorite color is red! I ended up using two of the lavender papers as well, which made for an interesting color combo. Thank you Mimi!

Chriss used this same set to make this gift card holder; Love how she's colored the crafter.

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us this week at Pile It On,


  1. AnonymousJune 16, 2013

    thank you for joining us for the Hobby House first challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

  3. Wonderful card, such fun :o)
    Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!

  4. Gorgeous card love all the different embellishments
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  5. AnonymousJune 17, 2013

    Lovely card and design. Thank you for joining us at Artistic last week. Abbie xx

  6. What fun well done .
    Thank you for joining us at Through The Craftroom Door Challenge this time and GOOD LUCK.
    Hugs Elaine

  7. WOW CG, your card and all the time you have taken to create this fab card is awe inspiring and worth every minute - it is brilliant. I need to send you an extra special hug too, what you have written re Coosty Creations has put such a smile on my face treasure. Thank you so much for your support and I hope you Mum loves the card. ((((((HUGS)))))))) Jane xx

  8. Wow! The paper piecing is just fantastic! I love this card!




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