Monday, January 10, 2011

Meet Asia

Happy Monday peeps!
This is my first official post as an InStyle Chickie and today I'd like to introduce you to "Asia". Isn't she adorable?
You can find her right here.

Whenever I post an InStyle project, I'll be sharing step-by-step instructions with you.

Here's how I put together my card for today:
I started with a 5.5 x 4.25" base of Bermuda Bay and attached a 3.75 x 5" piece of white cardstock with rounded corners. Then I cut 1 x 3.75" strips of three colors and punched a scallop border. When I punched the borders, there is a small strip of cardstock left over. I saved the green one (see photo above).

Attach the scalloped strips to the bottom of the card, leaving some white showing.
(hang on to that extra green strip)

Next, I printed out "Asia" onto white cardstock AND yellow patterned paper. I cut the white printed image to 3.75 x 3" and I cut just the bathtub from the yellow patterned paper.

I colored the image with Copics and then attached the yellow patterned paper bathtub with dimensionals. Then I attached it to the card, just above the scallop layers. To make the top look more finished, I added that little strip of green paper that I had leftover from my punch.
Voila! Finished card!
Now comes my favorite part.....embellishing!!
I added some "waterfall" blue Stickles and liquid applique to make bubbles.

And what card of mine would be finished without jewels?!

It was all finished off with a rub-on sentiment that I thought went perfectly with the image.

Here's another peek at the finished card...
And here are the Copics used...Here's a quick tip regarding paper piecing...
Before I attach my patterned paper with dimensionals, I always take a Copic marker of a similar color and fill in the edges of my image.

That way, when you see the image from the side, it's nice and matchy-matchy.
Okay kids, that's it for me today! Thanks for popping by!


Andrea C said...

fabby card x

Dawn said...

Thanks for the great ideas! It really helps to see how someone puts their card together.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is fabulous and you are so clever to colour underneath the paper piecing!

Scrappychick said...

She is just lovely! Great pieceing :)
Cyndi (Chicklet)