Wednesday, March 21, 2012

'Washing Line' Card by Sue K.

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Sue K. has created a super sweet card to share today. I hope you enjoy it.

Take a piece of Xpress it blending cardstock 100mm x 145mm, stamp the branches and the sun.
Stamp the bunting, the shirt, the bird, six pegs and an additional sun onto another piece of xpress it blending cardstock.
Colour the shirt using the feather blending technique, for this one I have used Y00 & B00.  Colour the bunting with a mix of Y02, Y08, B02, B05 markers, the pegs (E31, E33, E35), the sun (Y02, Y06, Y08)  trim and set aside.
Stamp the clouds onto another piece, Colour the outer edges of the clouds (B000), take the colourless blender (0) and saturate the entire cloud, when dry, cut out, carefully add stickles to the outer edge and set aside to dry.
On the main card front, colour the branches (E31, E33, E35), sun, rays (Y06) the leaves (YG03, YG06), add a yellow (Y06, Y08) dot to the centre of each group of leaves. 
To make the dots, hold the marker vertical and touch the brush tip to the cardstock, hold until enough ink runs into the cardstock to form a dot the size of your choice
Add some ‘flicks’ to form stems using YG06 around the base of the branches ensure they are long enough to be seen about the cut grass border.  Add some more yellow (Y06) dots on the ends of the ‘flicks’ and a few smaller dots (B00).
Cut a grass border from Xpress it blending cardstock, colour the entire border with YG03, add in streaks of YG06 & YG09.
Attach the cut grass border to the bottom of the card front using double sided tape, bend up the blades of grass slightly to add dimension.
Attach a small foam dot to each of the branches at the height you wish the washing line to be, lay the twine across the card and secure on each of the foam dots.  Add a small button and carefully wind the ends of the twine around the button, trim to the desired length.
Add the clouds, sun, bunting and t-shirt using double sided foam tape.
Take the C6 size piece of Xpress it blending cardstock, using the chisel tip of the marker (B05) rule a line around the edges.  This will form the border of the card, using this technique will ensure your border always matches the coloured image. Attach the card front and then attach to a card base.


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  1. Cutest card lol....makes washing days look good...

  2. I wish my washing looked that cute! TFS!


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