Friday, July 3, 2009

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #44-It's Ice to be With Friends

This week's challenge at House Mouse and Friends is Paper Tole Technique. I use this technique a lot on my cards...I love the dimension it gives, although it doesn't photograph especially well. (hmmm or maybe it is the photographer ya think?)

Paper tole is when you stamp an image twice and then using the second image to cut out small pieces of the image and add it to the top of the original image to give it several layers. I tend to be a little lazy and usually only add one additional layer, but it can be very dramatic with 3 layers...You can also shape the added paper pieces by rounding the back of the added piece with an embossing stylus. Just rub the stylus over the additional piece to give it a more dramatic and/or "rounded" shape. I didn't do that on this card, but I do that on a lot of the punched flowers I use on cards.

On this card I added additional parts to the leaves at the top of the image, all the flowers, and a couple of the shells at the bottom of the image as well.

I also used my new Oval All stamp set and coordinating punch from SU! ...been waiting for the right card to use this. I did change the sentiment on the oval. I just used the words from an old celebration set and my stampamajig for placement, using scotch tape to mask out the original word.

It is over 100° here today (yesterday was 105° YIKES) so wouldn't this be just the best way to cool off!? Besides, for anyone that knows me personally...they know I NEVER go anywhere without a BIG cup of ice cubes...rain or shine!



Can you see the added pieces of leaves, flowers and shells in this pic? This stamp is the June 2006 stamp of the month.

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Stamps: Beach Cooler with Amanda, Mudpie and Muzzy (HMOR1086), Oval All and Love Note (retired)--both SU! Sentiment inside says It's Ice To Be With Friends by Stampabilities It's Ice (DR1062)

Cardstock: Pink from SU, misc blue check DP

Ink: Memento Black, Copics, SU! Markers

Misc: Dimensionals, Stampamajig, scotch tape, Martha Stewart border punch. oval and scalloped oval punch from SU!

Card size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2

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23 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Sue this is so precious.

Sue said...

105 degrees! I don't know how you do it. Gets to 80 here and I'm complaining. I love the pink, blue gingham and white combo. These mice sure do look "cool".

Larissa said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card! The stamp is very cute and this paper tole technique is really great! Love the gingham paper :) and you colored the imge very beautiful!

Wow 105 degrees! That is very hot!
Hugs,
Larissa

http://happylittlecrafter.blogspot.com said...

AMAZING!! This card is a show-stopper with so many added details and coloring! I'm curious how you colored in the sand? Everything is so well done on this card -- you MUST frame it!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so extremely cute! The second photo really shows off the dimension, as well as gives that wonderful peek at the inside. I just love it, especially because of the flowers. A fitting image for you today. Gosh, I'm just down the road a piece (North Bend) and it's been cool (low-mid 60's), but at least the wind has been mild. It's 10:15 am as I write this, and the fog hasn't burned off yet. We really haven't had much of a summer so far!

scrapperjulia said...

I love this image, it is so funny and you colored it so beautifully. The paper tole technique looks great with this, great card!

Rica said...

Oh Sue this is awesome!! Beautiful colours and papers and that image just blew me away.
Coloured so perfectly and your paper tole work is amazing.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at HM&F.
hugs Heather xx

TeresaW said...

I saw this on another site and wondered what paper tole was, now I know, thanks very much. I love that image, just perfect for where I am at the moment.

Emily Leiphart said...

That is absolutely stunning and too cute! I must try that tole technique.

Curt in Carmel said...

Sue, this is knock down gorgeous! I've now got a new "Favorite" of Sue's cards! I couldn't stop looking at it. LOVE the detail. This is awesome! Happy 4th! Best, Curt

2 Worlds said...

Great card love the dimensions

Katie Renz said...

Love this technique and your card is perfect for it. Love the House Mouse images. Great job Sue.

Mary said...

Love House Mouse and your card is beautiful!

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Elena said...

Very cute card and fantastic job on the tole technique!

Our Little Inspirations said...

beautiful layering and coloring!

stamps&cars said...

Soooooooo cute!! I love it. Sure fits with the heat we have been having too!

Bev said...

Oh my goodness, this is sensational Sue. Your colouring is stunning and the image is so adorable. x

June said...

Goodness Sue this must have taken you ages, its so detailed, its really beautiful huggies June xxx

~MudpieMouse said...

This card is adorable. The flowers and greenery really pop with the paper tole you did. I love the blue gingham ... too cute. Keep on stampin' on!

Kerry D-C said...

Woooondeeeeerrrful! I love ice too. I don't love all the rain I am getting....but I don't envy 105 either!

Libby Hickson said...

Oh my gosh how CUTE!!! This has to be another of my favorite House Mouse images, just adorable. WOW. I had NO idea it EVER got that hot up where you are!! Glad for you that you sent it down to me (but ugh thanks for nothin'!) :-)

Jenny Gropp said...

THIS is AWESOME! The image, the flowers -- fab card!!!

Charlene said...

Waaaaay cute! Love the paper tole...have to try that. Great paper choices and coloring!!

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