Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fun "Fifty with Wings" Card

Hi Everyone! I am so sorry to have disappeared over the past couple of months. Summertime is a very busy time for my husband and me. We like to travel to local fairs, festivals, races and concerts. And to add to our busy summer we decided to build a house. Something we said we would never do. But we jumped right in. Besides visiting our future home and taking lots of pictures for our “New Home” scrapbook, I’ve been designing a new stamp room. I’ve spent long hours visiting blogs and websites looking for ideas. Then, we head to auctions, garage sales and consignment shops trying to find the perfect pieces to make my room a fun place to create in. I have a lot of stamp room ideas that I will be sharing with you on my blog. But I want to keep them all a secret until the house is finished and I start moving my treasures in. My vision for my stamp room is to have everything work in such a way that I can create projects quickly and share them with you here at Polka Dot Gypsy.

Today I’m excited to share with you this card for the Color Me Creative Challenge Group featuring an image with “wings”.  I love this color combo and use it a lot. It reminds me of the fifties. So, I made a card for everyone turning 50 this year. May your fiftieth be filled with lots of fun filled memories.

Digital Image
Fairy Emma from The Paper Shelter.

Stampin’ Up, October Afternoon and DCWV

Tools & Supplies
Computer & Printer
1 3/8” Circle Punch & Scallop Circle Punch
Sizzix “Vine” Die
Nestabilities Oval Die
Mini Rosette Sizzlit Die from Tim Holtz
Pearl Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels
Broken China Distress Ink.
Copic Markers E00, E11, E33, E53, E29, R20, R22, R24, R27, BG10, BG13, BG18, Y11, Y17, YR20 and YR14.

Instructions for Creating “Fifty with Wings” Card

Step One – Cutting
Cut paper as described below except for the white oval. After the pieces have been cut set them aside to be assembled later.
(C-1) 6” Square Card
(C-2) 5 ¾” Square Dark Mat
(C-3) 5 ½” Square Print Background
(C-4) 2 ¼” X 5 ½ Striped Side Panel
(O-1) 5” Dark Oval
(O-2) 4 ¾” Red Oval
(0-3) 4 ½” White Oval (Cut after image is printed on 8 ½” X 11” cardstock)
(V-1) Green Vine (Cut with the Sizzix die)
(R-1) Red Polka Dot Rosette Strip (Cut from the Mini Rosette Sizzlit)
(R-2) White Scallop Circle
(R-3) 1 ½” Dark Circle
(R-4) Two 1 3/8” Light Circles
(R-5) Number “50” (Cut with Cricut)

Step Two – Print, Cut and Color the Digital Image
Print the digital image on white cardstock and color with Copics. Digital images are so versatile. They can be resized, flipped and layered with other images to make a complete scene. For this project I filled the 8 ½” X 11” cardstock with multiple images, leaving a generous amount of space between each image. The Nestabilities Oval die was used to cut the image, centered within the oval. Once the image is colored and cut, set aside.

Step Three – Create the Rosette
I used the Tim Holtz Mini Rosette Sizzlit strip and followed his instructions found here. The rosette went together very quickly and easy. Once the rosette strip has been cut and folded, layer the rosette as follows: R4 – R1 – R2 – R3 – R4 – R5 – R6. Set the rosette aside. The “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” greeting was printed out on cardstock from my computer and punched out using the 1 3/8” Circle Punch.

Step Four – Layer the Card and Oval Sections
Layer card: C1 – C2 – C3 – C4
Layer Oval: O1 – O2 – O3

Step Five – Assemble Completed Sections
Assemble all the completed sections: card base, oval, rosette and vine. Attach the vine to the left edge of card and the layered oval to the right edge. Let the vine wrap over the top of the lower portion of the oval. Attach the rosette to the upper left area of the card. Embellish as desired. I added three pearls to add a little interest.

I hope you enjoy this card and will join me again for more fun projects. And if you have a stamp room tip for organization or ways to create cards quickly, please feel free to share them in the comments section. I always appreciate and enjoy reading your comments.

Don’t forget! During the week of September 19th – 23rd I will be a Guest Designer for Peachy Keen Stamps. I hope you will join me during the whole week because I am going to have a new card or project to share with you every day. And at the end of the week I will have a Peachy Keen Stamp set to give away to some lucky crafter. And it could be you! Thank you for joining me today on my paper journey – Jane, the Polka Dot Gypsy!


Janice W. said...

So happy you are back. How exciting to be building a home. I can't wait to see pics of your new scrap room! I love the color combo and the beautiful coloring of your card! Looking forward to your PK week!
Hugs, Janice

Jenn said...

Too cute! I love your coloring. Great job shading!

Thank so much for playing at CMC! Hope to see you back again!


Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Color me Creative Classroom. I love seeing all your creations. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Anonymous said...

I've been looking through your blog since I found you as a guest designer at PKS. Your directions are AWESOME!Thank you for all of the details and easy to follow instructions.