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Monday, April 12, 2010

Over The Moon Monday - Out of the Box

Good morning. Hope you had a great weekend.  I made stamps on Saturday and spent Sunday reading and relaxing. There is still a cool breeze where I live, so it's nice to be outdoors still (except for the pollen, which is a killer). Summer is only a few weeks away, and it will be brutally hot, so I'm enjoying the cool while I can.

I want to share with you today an Out of The Box card.  Although in this case it's an "out of the oval" card. Here is the card:

I used My Paper Moon stamp #276L-10 (Make a Joyful Noise). Here are the details for the card construction.

I stamped the image onto green cardstock, using black dye ink.  I decided how much of the image I wanted to stick "out of the box", then used a nestability oval die to cut it out.  In this case I didn't want a lot to hang over. If I had wanted a lot to hang over, I would have chosen a smaller oval, but I wanted the words to be on the green cardstock.

I stamped the image again onto white cardstock, colored it in with markers and a white gel pen, then cut it out.  I adhered it over the image that was stamped on the green cardstock.  Notice how some of it hangs over the edge?

I covered my base cardstock with blue patterned paper that coordinated with the colors I had chosen for the image. I adhered a blue ribbon, the attached my out of the box image on top.

I had colored the bird on the left birdhouse blue, but when I put it against the blue background, it faded away, so I recolored it red. I added a little bling with some glitter on the flower centers.

I was pleased with the results.

I will have new images coming out sometime this week or next at My Paper Moon, so be sure to look for them.

Have a great week!

1 comment:

Donna said...

Darling card! Love the layering idea of having it outside the edge a little. Thanks for great details on following the sample. It will be fun seeing your new images!