teeheehee *lurve* that hair-do & that little expression too!
These cutie patooties quails are from the new Angel's Landing
digital set called Ho Ho Holidays...
...and so is this Ho Ho Ho sentiment.
I had a blast adding 3D holly berries to it:
But the way they stand funny? Not so much!
- Ho Ho Holidays digital set (Angel's Landing)
- Ink jet printer, clear embossing powder, & heat gun
- Ledger paper image (linked below) printed on cardstock and...
- ....painted with white acrylic paint
- Copic markers, white souffle pen
- BasicGrey Christmas paper
- Paper piercer, red thread, & needle
- White ribbon
- Scor-pal (or another scoring tool)
- Adhesive, Scissors & paper cutter
- Red glass seed beads
Step 1) Shape the card front
A) Cut cardstock to measure 5 x 11 inches
B) Score to make gatefold (at the 2.5 & 7.5 inch marks) & fold it
C) Round two edges (I traced an oval Creative Memories cutting template to get these curves)
D) Add patterned paper
E) Punch slots for ribbon
Step 2) Add a piece of patterned paper on the inside (in the area that shows)
Step 3) Close the card & tie with a ribbon (I stuck a little double-sided tape inside under each gatefold flap to keep it nice & flat)
Step 4) Print Ho Ho Ho sentiment & make mat
A) Print ledger paper on a sheet of cardstock
B)Paint over ledger paper with an acrylic paint wash (white paint & a little water.) Sand the painted paper a little to make the embossing stick.
C)Dry it well (under a book, if needed to reduce curl)
D)Print & heat emboss the images (clear embossing powder over wet ink jet printer ink)
To make a coordinating custom Copic coloured cardstock (like the green-coloured mat above) just colour the acrylic painted paper with New Leaf Copic marker. The paint lets you blend it with your finger while it's wet or a colourless blender or stippling the brush strokes for a textured look, if you like.
Step 5) Create the little Quail ornaments:
A) Use the acrylic painted paper (described above) to print & emboss the quail images.
B1) Colour them with Copic markers & a Sakura Souffle pen (white dots).
B2) Colouring (the rambling on & on version)...
I know I ramble on about embossing digis constantly, but it's SOoooooh cool & I enjoy it so much that I can't help but share it again in case you've missed other posts where I blather on about it. ;0). Just heat emboss quickly after printing the way you would with stamped ink.
Colouring on painted paper with Copics is WAY easier than the traditional copic method on more absorbent paper. You can get similar effects by painting with gesso, gel medium, digital grounds, etc...
The paint makes colouring very quick, since you can get fun brush strokes without using a colourless blender to bleach it out. It also lets you erase mistakes. You do need Copics (or other alcohol-based markers) since the paint is waterproof, but you could get similar digital embossing and effects by using gesso instead and experimenting with whatever markers you have--S.U. markers need embossing, but that's a neat effect in itself.)
ok, back to the card.... ;o)
C) Punch the quails out with a circle punch 1 1/4 inch
D) Mat with another circle (made from the coloured Copic paper & punched with a 1 3/8" circle punch
E) Stitch with red thread.
Step 6) Adhere the pieces and stitch to embellish.
Step 7) Finally, mat the faux gatefold front (I used a bright turquoise mat) & adhere to a regular card (this one is a soft blue, top folded, 5 1/2 inch square card.)
(or the links below):
1) Ledger Paper PDF
2) Ledger paper JPG
(and links to the design team's gorgeous work!)
Thank You so much for taking the time to stop in;
hope you have a beautiful day!
P.S. There are 3 additional posts on my ol' blog today! (kooky, hey?) So, please pop by if you are so inclined. :o)
More Angel's Landing Projects in these posts: