Saturday, March 9, 2013

SP & CO Patterned Paper Challenge

Hi everyone!!! Welcome! If you are coming from Scrapmaster's Paradises Facebook Page this is the 4:00 p.m challenge. If you are not coming from there I would still love to have you play along and you can find the rest of the challenges and all the fun HERE. There are prizes to be won...and you don't want to miss that do you? YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE SP & COMPANY STAMPS TO PLAY IN ANY CHALLENGE.

This challenge is about using Patterned don't be groaning. ;) I am going to show you a very SIMPLE way to get some patterned paper on your cards. It's fun and simple and while I am at it we are going to do a little bit of masking too.

Now because I just found SP & Co and was just put on the Design Team I didn't have any of their stamps when I started this first card. I went to the SP & Company shop and downloaded the free digital images. You can find them HERE

This is Lovely Emma and we are going to create this card with her today:

completed card
This is a very photo heavy post. My tripod is missing a piece so I couldn't video. I apologize.

Step 1: Print digital image out on plain computer paper. You can use Microsoft Word, Powerpoint or Photoshop. Any software that lets you open an image. (if you are stamping, stamp image onto plain computer paper)
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Step 2: Chose 2 patterned papers. They can be scraps. I chose 2 scraps I had from Basic Grey's What's Up 6x6 pad
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Step 3: Cut 2 small pieces of your patterned paper and tape one over her skirt and one over her shirt portion. Don't worry about it over hanging. Make sure your tape doesn't cover where her skirt or shirt will print. Now put the paper back into your printer and print it again. If you are stamping, you will want to stamp your image on each piece of patterned paper.
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This is what you will have:
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Step 4: Cut your printed/stamped images out.
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Step 5: Color her in and attach her shirt and skirt. I left the envelope there because we will cover it later.
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Step 6: Stamp bench onto card and stamp another onto masking paper.
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Cut out the bench from the masking paper. It peels off like so:
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Step 7: Grab 2 more pieces of patterned paper scraps and hand cut or die cut a tree. One for the top and one for the bottom. I used my Silhouette to cut mine. My green scrap had some swirls stamped on it too. Feel free to stamp on any of your patterned papers.
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Step 8: Die cut some clouds. I used my Big Shot for these.
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Step 9: Place bench mask and cloud masks on the card front where you would like them. Use the tree also to help you compose your card.
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Step 10: Ink up your card. I used Distress ink in Tumbled Glass and Broken China. Don't worry about the masks turning blue...they are supposed too.
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Step 11: Peel off your masks. Color your bench, die cut and stamp some grass if you want. I also stamped some puppies and kittens, colored with Copics and fussy cut them out.

Step 12: Assemble card. **NOTE I bent Lovely Emma a little at the waist and then I bent her a bit at the knees and crossed her legs (I did it after I photographed it) and glued her toes down. I also only pop dotted her head to make it look more like she was sitting.
I also put a cat in her lap to cover the envelope (remember I said we were going to do that?)
close up crossed legs

Here is a close-up of the grass. I stamped it once on the card and then stamped it on cardstock, colored it and cut it out. I attached the cut out layer with pop dots to give the grass dimension.

close up grass

That's it. Very simple. Very little patterned paper and a good use of a digital image.

I hope you play along with us. I will be back at 11:00 p.m for another challenge so please stop by later to see that card. I promise it's much less steps. ;)

Here are the official rules to join the challenges:

Have lots of fun!
Challenge projects must be NEWLY created and follow the challenge prompt.
You DO NOT have to use SP stamps on your projects - anything goes for supplies.
ONE online crop challenge per project, no piling on crop challenges.
You can enter each challenge as many times as you would like.
All entries are due by Monday, March 11th at noon EST.
One winner will be chosen at random from all the challenges for a mystery prize package.
One winner who enters the most challenges will win a mystery prize package.
One winner will be chosen at random from all the comments left on the Online Crop comments on Facebook or on the Online Crop blog posts. This winner will also win a mystery prize package!

Until next time....


Patty Chalas said...

Wao! Michelle your card is awesome!!

Jana said...

What a darling little scene! So cute!

Melissa Shea said...

oh my word! how adorable is that card! love it!