Thursday, April 14, 2011

Coffee Filters?… What Next!

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I didn’t get a chance to do the sketch challenge on Splitcoast yesterday, and today the challenge was to use a “person” on your card. I had this cutie-patootie new digi, A Simple Gift of a Flower, from Sassy Cheryl’s,  already partially colored so I combined the two!

My colors are really wonky today! No matter what I did in PSE I couldn’t get the colors to come true to the actual card…so use your imagination! Think salmon or peaches and you’ll be close! Winking smile

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Anyhoo…. she’s colored with Copics and some white gel pen accents. I’m loving my new Spellbinders (labels 21 and blossom 3) and of course the Grand Calibur!

*Designer Tip*
I did some faux cardstock too… that means I took a piece of white and just colored the edges with a Copic to match the image!
To get a mat that fit the image, I traced around the outside edge of the same die used to cut the image, then cut around that line!

The sentiment from MFP’s new In My Mother’s Garden was perfect for the card too!

Here’s where the coffee filters come into play! I took one filter, folding it in half then half again, in between the fold I tucked a folded piece of fine tulle and ran it through, all together, the Grand Calibur. I took my Tattered Rose Distress ink and dabbed it to the filter flowers, spritzed with water to spread the ink, crumpled a bit and heated with my heat tool to dry. Then I layered the filter flowers with the tool, glued together with Zip Dry glue and attached my sentiment with a thick glue dot (I sponged the edges of the sentiment with the same ink). The entire flower is popped up on a dimensional.

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It’s gloriously SUNNY here today!!
I hope it’s beautiful where ever you are!

thanks for stopping!



Auntie Em said...

This is so cute! Love the sweet little blossom and the image is precious.
Thanks for sharing! :)

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Ahhh! I was thinking "I could never get coffee filters to look that lovely. Where does Dawn get her special coffee filters?" But tulle you Genius you! Love the colours and that sweet gal. Gorgeous!

MariLynn said...

Don't you just love the coffee filter and tulle look? I am addicted! I love the color of your flower. It looks so cute with your little girl!

Heather Huggins said...

Really cute!! I love the faux card stock idea..