Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Double Challenge

Yesterday's Try a New Technique Challenge on SCS, Make a Little Magic, was to make a Magic Card. . .something I've never made. I didn't get to it yesterday, so I thought I'd try and combine it with today's Color Challenge, Pink Olives, to use Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Old Olive. I have to say that the tutorial Beate wrote (link above) is wonderful and very easy to follow. I, however, had to make it very difficult. You see, the usual Magic cards use a line art image that you stamp and leave uncolored on the window sheet, then you color that image in on the cardstock that's behind the flap so that when you pull the tab, the uncolored line art image on the window sheet lays perfectly on top of the colored in image on the cardstock. . . magic complete! I had this idea to use my Little Lady Papertrey Ink set and use the "filler" stamp on the window sheet, hoping it would look like tulips. Well, I couldn't make "stems" look like stems, so they ended up looking like hearts. No problem, I can work with that. I also had to outline them with a Sharpie marker because they weren't really showing up. . .and in order for the "magic" behind piece to show through, the window sheet color had to be light. I'm not crazy about how the "traced" hearts look, but I thought I'd share this card with you anyway. . .especially since I spent so much time on it! :) Trial and error, right? So, when you pull the tab, the "hearts" become ladybugs and instead of getting just "kisses", you get "bugs & kisses"! Too bad the dots/head/body stamp of the ladybug wouldn't look right on the transparency! It would have been so much easier! LOL Thanks for visiting, and if you read this whole post, thanks for making me feel like this card was a good try! :) SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Little Lady, Papertrey Ink, Bugs & Kisses; Ink- VersaMagic in Pixie Pink, Old Olive, StazOn Jet Black, Regal Rose; Paper- Amy Butler Sola Collection, DCWV Olive, Whisper White, Window sheets; Accessories- clear embossing powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, round tab punch, Making Memories brads, Sharpie marker, ribbon from May Arts and Walmart, Sticky tape.

10 comments:

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

love the hearts to ladybugs! great job!

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card, aren't combining challenges fun.

Taylor said...

I had an awful time getting yesterday's challenge done too! My card did not come out any wahere close to as cute as yours!!! This is just to darn adorable!

Shannon Erskine said...

Cute card! love the bugs and kisses!

barb said...

This is a darlin' card and I love the ladybugs! A really creative idea too. :)

barb

Anna said...

Charmaine, this is beautiful. I love those K&Co papers. They are my favorite papers at the moment.

Vera Matson said...

Very clever and cute card!

Julie Masse said...

Good job Charmaine - so frustrating when what you want to happens takes on a different shape, but you pulled it off and it's really cute!! Glad you shared it!! :)

Lori said...

I think it's adorable! Hey, at least you tried - more than I can say for myself. :)

Lori said...

I think it's adorable! Hey, at least you tried - more than I can say for myself. :)

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