Hello and Happy Wednesday! It's my regular Wednesday blog post for Angel's Landing digital images! This week Judi asked us to make something that could be used for a party! I made this little gable box which could be for a small gift or gift card, but could also be used to put little party favors in. The card, which is 4 1/4 " square is simple enough to make as invitations or it could be the birthday card with your gift. I'm loving the bright, primary colors with my brown bear and I think this could be for a boy or a girl. Do parents still have Teddy Bear Picnics to go with the book, " The Teddy's Bear's Picnic? Each guest brings their own teddy bear or stuffed animal for an outside party. This would be perfect for that type of party.
The Gable box directions are on Splitcoast Stampers under resources. Here are the directions, but you can also look there for tons of ideas on these little boxes that take one sheet of card stock.
Now, did you notice the textured look to Judi's adorable bear (from Mini Bears and Birds). It's an easy technique we learned from Marianne at our Copic Training class in March.
She calls it "Nasty Rag". I looked for her directions on her blog I Like Markers, but couldn't find it. You're stuck with me! She takes a rag (hers was nasty, mine was clean!) and a refill bottle of blender solution. I used a white face cloth from a package I got at WalMart. Color your image the way you normally would. Then put some of the blender solution on your rag and tap it on your image. The solution works fairly quickly to remove some of the ink. The terry cloth loops of the face cloth work really well in leaving this mottled, textured appearance. go lightly at first until you see what it is going to look like. That's it! Easy!
I used Poppy Red paper, an itty bitty star background from an old SU set and burgundy ink to dress up the top part. My bear is raised on dimensionals.
I guess I've gone on long enough! Thanks for visiting today. If you haven't left a comment for the blog candy I posted on Monday, I hope you will!
Have a terrific day!