Sunday, July 29, 2007

You Can't Stop the Bling

I have been wanting to use Petey FOREVER and finally got to ink him up today for another Dare to Get Dirty Challenge on SCS. This was a fairly simple card to make, although it took forever because I had to mediate 2 fights between the boys, let the dogs out, and cook dinner in between. Is it bedtime yet? (for them, I mean!)

I used Paper Piecing to make Petey's patterned pants (try saying that 3 times fast!), you can find a great tutorial on Colleen's blog HERE. I used Pink Martini Designs DP for his pants, and colored him with Stampin Write Markers in Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Taken with Teal, Old Olive, & Pumpkin Pie. Then I added some bling with my Clear Sakura Stardust pen, and I think I overdid it a little, thus making Blingy Petey.

I used a technique called Out of the Box, where you cut out part of your design to hang over the edge of the image. I didn't mean to use it on this card, but I smudged some red on that side, so out of the box he went! I also masked his feet and stamped the A Muse Skinny Oval in River Rock as the ground. I matted him on Basic Black CS, added 2 brads to the left side. Then I used my 1/4" Karen Foster Snap stamps to stamp "Hey Dude" in Palette Hybrid Noir. I popped him up on Foam Mounting Tape, and matted him on Real Red cardstock.

For the card base I used Papertrey White cardstock, and piece of Taken with Teal run through my Cuttlebug with D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder. I also lightly rubbed it with my Brilliance Moonlight White dewdrop to make it look more like waves. And a card is not complete (boy card or not) without some ribbon. I got this red grosgrain at Michael's and put my SU gingham on top, tied a little knot, and put Petey right on top. I'm liking how it came out, pretty clean and crisp. Back to my stamp room for more! See yall later!

ETA: Oops! Forgot my Recipe again!
Stamps: Big Blooms, Paisley, Versamark
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Papertrey White, Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Taken with Teal, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Distressor Tool, Twine, Foam Mounting Tape, Clear Embossing Powder
Techniques: Monet, Cracked Glass

9 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Love the card, Petey is great

Christi said...

How cute! I love Petey! :) That ribbon is such a perfect touch.

Kathy said...

I haven't seen this little guy - you did a great job it is really cute.

chelemom said...

This penguin is adorable! I love the fact that he IS "out of the box!" Great job!

Colleen Schaan said...

Petey ROCKS my WORLD!!!

Shadowcatcher said...

Petey's such a hottie! The out of the box technique makes it look even more like he's just itchin' to get to the beach! :)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Petey is too cute!! I've really been enjoying the "animal" stamps lately.

Bethany Paull said...

LOVE IT! That's so funny that it was an accident that you ended up doing the "out of the box" challenge with this. I think it looks perfect like this. It gave you room to do the ribbon knots. Very cool.

Kirsten said...

This is so super cute! Love him cut out like this! I have this stamp, also! (Great minds, huh! :))

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