Good morning and happy Tuesday! Today Melissa doesn't have a sketch for us, but rather a technique. Drumroll please.... This week the challenge is to make a step ladder card! Our sponsor is Soft Pencil, a digital stamp company. The image I used today is called Michu and the big flowers. He is really a sweet little kitty and I understand he lives in a cupcake! Mmmm!
I had never made a step ladder card, but Melissa provided us with a couple of tutorials; you can view them here and here. Surprisingly it really wasn't too hard. I had cut a base using SU! Pretty in Pink, but I thought the color was a little "blah" with my colored image. I ended up using PTI Hibiscus Burst instead. I found that, when mounted, my image panel was just a wee bit too big to fit on the first base. I think it's a good idea to finish the image panel first, then cut the base, making sizing adjustments as needed.
After printing the image, I colored it with Prismas. Next, I masked Michu and the flowers so I could sponge a blue background. I had originally planned to use my cloud die; I need to play around and see how I can incorporate some clouds. The card is embellished very simply, and I used a hint of black to make it "pop".
Image: Soft Pencil
Ink: PTI Hibiscus Burst, SU! Bashful Blue
Embellies: Doodlebug Glitter (yellow), "Glitteries" by Embossing Arts Co. (pink), ribbon FX Gingham Ribbon
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Scor-Pal, EK Success 3D Dots
I hope you have some time to check out the DT's cards on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and then play along with our challenge. This week is a judged challenge with prizes! There are also links in my sidebar to the DT's individual blogs.
Thanks for stopping by today; I hope you have a good one!