Monday, April 2, 2007

Bundle of Joy... Altered Designer Paper

Bundle of Joy

I am so glad I ordered the Bundle of Joy set from the Spring Mini Catalog, I normally do not send out more than 1-2 baby cards in a year but I am growing rather attached to this set. This card is jam packed with fun techniques and products... all of the techniques on this card (with the exception of the frayed ribbon) are Kyla Maestas original techniques... for me this is exciting because it is not often that I come up with something totally cool and totally original. Well it's back to bed for me (I came down with a really bad cold today, luckily the worst didn't set in until after the card was finished)... Check back this evening for the Subscribers Blog Candy Awards, I have emails out the winners and am hoping to get some names to announce instead of posting their email addresses.

Card Details
Stamps: Bundle of Joy
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst and Very Vanilla, Au Chocolate Designer Paper
Other: Chocolate and Cream Grosgrain Ribbons, Blue Organdy Ribbon, 1/4" circle punch for brad mats and circle borders)

More Details
There are several cool features to today's card... one of my favorites is the look of the Altered Designer Paper. I think one thing I love about the concept of the Altered Designer Paper, is that it was one of my original technique ideas... it is not often that I come up with something cool like this without the influence of other artists... but this one is all me!!

Altered Designer Paper... This is a new technique I came up with to really show off the Au Chocolat designer paper and I have used it on several of my latest projects. To create this look you need several Stampin' Write Markers, a classic ink pad or two and a sponge dauber. First start by coloring in the designer paper, with today's card I added color to outline several of the images from the designer paper. Once you have completely colored the paper, blush it with some color (I used Barely Banana for this card), and then add the distressing color (Chocolate Chip) over the top for the finished look. I added the distressing color around all of the layers of this card to create a consistent look... this look reminds me of some of the AMM papers and other eclectic style papers that are so hot right now.

Reverse Paper Piercing... Another cool feature on this card is the reverse paper piercing on the photo corner, I used the photo corner stamp from the Totally Cool stamp set, paper pierced it on the top side and then flipped it over, distressed around it and used the reverse side for some amazing textural elements.

Frayed Ribbon... I have done so much with this that I am certain you do not need to know anymore about this, if you are a new reader to the blog, check out some of the Bunny Hug cards found under the heading Spring Mini Catalog for more details.


Allison said...

What a composition! A lot of thought went into this!

Thanh said...

I love this set too!!! It is on its way here as we speak. Fabulous card as always Kyla.

Quilt Nut said...

gorgeous! feel better soon!

Linda Schmitt said...

Adorable card - I just got my package of Au Chocolate paper and will be trying out your techniques this weekend!

Hope you're feeing better!!!


Shadowcatcher said...

Such a gorgeous card - with so many creative techniques and details! I just found your blog through a link on Simply Pink and love all of your creations! I just subscribed and will be adding you to my blogroll. Thanks for sharing your amazing work.

-Julee T.

Pam Speidel said...

I'm wishing I had ordered that set too! This card is *so* super cute! Love all your extra touches! :) Smiles, Pam ` "Stamping with Serendipity"