Monday, June 14, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketch Time

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
Sentiment: Doodlefactory
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!


Theresa said...

Cute card!! I love the pink and the ribbon is just the perfect added touch.

Have an awesome day.

Amy said...

What a cute stair step card!

Chris said...

wow! this is amazing!! love your card!

Melissa Craig said...

Fantastic job Angela! I think the ribbon is just perfect for this - Michu is such a great Kitty!! Love it!

Becca said...

The added touch of black was a great idea! I love the overall look of this. I have not even seen a step card before (that I can remember Looks cool!

Jessica G. said...

Angela, this is an adorable card! Extra DP on the front panel would have detracted from the sweet image which you colored beautifully. It's a happy color combo, perfect for the image!!

Larissa said...

I do like your card and I don't think anything is missing! The ribbon is a perfect embellishment.