The sponsor for this week's Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is The Paper Shelter! The prize is 3 digis.
For my card, I'm featuring the adorable Ice Hockey digi with Prismacolor pencils on coloured Mi Teintes with a die cut and embossed sentiment and embossed background.
Putting It Together
I live in Canada near Vancouver so I couldn't resist using the Canuck colours for my little hockey player.Jan/ Feb issue preview
I used Prismacolour pencils to colour the image. I often colour the face first so the character can watch me work and give me suggestions. I write down the pencils I use so I can refer to them later if the blend works well.
I use an unlit slanted lightbox to raise and tilt my project to make it easier on my neck and posture. It also gives me a hard surface under the paper.
The Canucks uniform has green and white stripes on blue. I added the stripes with a graphite pencil.
I love the look of coloured pencils on a non-white background. The colours just absolutely pop!
I embossed a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" panel of pearl cardstock with a snowflake embossing folder and trimmed the image with a postage stamp edge die. I dry fit them together to make sure I could still see some of the snowflakes.
I used a Simon Says Stamp die to cut a sentiment. I decided I wanted it to have a bit of pizzaz so I covered it with Perfect Medium...
and then light blue embossing powder with flecks of white and gold. I embossed it twice to build it up without obscuring the lettering.
I dry fit the sentiment across the image and background. The blue looks almost white against the darker blues of the boy.
I wanted to make a mostly flat card to make it more mailable. With the embossing being so textured, I used double-sided tape. To make it easier to position, I snip the release paper and put it perpendicular to the adhesive to keep it from sticking immediately. Then, when I have it where I want, I press down between the release strips, and then simply slide the release papers out before pressing it all down.
To give the sentiment a tiny bit more weight, I glued the embossed cut to another plain one. This also gives it a little dimension, like an embellishment.
I then adhered the sentiment across the boy and trimmed the ends. Since the sentiment is thin, it doesn't obscure the image.
Inside, I added green and blue stripes as well as a sentiment.
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