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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Christmas Birthday Layered Sugar Nellie on Penny Black

front of card

close-up of image

side-view showing layers

close-up of buttons sewn with gold thread

Alhough it is exactly the same card the  antique gold cardstock in the following 3 photos appears  much duller, in my first attempts it actually looked silver

inside of card

close-ups showing paper piercing on corner element & message panel
This card was made around the theme of a boy who celebrates his birthday at Christmas. It was as I was looking through my Sugar Nellie stamps deciding which one would be suitable for this week's Splitcoaststampers challenge (number 6 being "DECOUPAGE Your Image") that the idea came to me. The Penny Black Challenge had rather appealed to me & with my Penny Black stamps all being Christmas themed it seemed logical to combine them with Mr Stocking in the Sugar Nellie Manga range. 

The two backing papers were made by sponging & repeat stamping onto pearlescent paper & I have replaced the sentiment in the sketch with a row of pearls. I almost came unstuck - in fact I lost a whole layer after I'd coloured it - as I'd not realised that the Black Copic  I used to colour my cut edges would seep between the Letraset Paper & the card I had glued it to. The image looked like it had stubble on the face, arms & legs. I salvaged what I could by adjusting my layers, colouring the remaining cut edges with a Tombow Marker (the ProMaker Fine Liner wouldn't "tilt" into the crevices), but even that was a little precarious, & using 1mm foam pads rather than Silicone. I did not want to risk the water soluble Tombow Marker bleeding everywhere when I'd got away without it doing so that far. The other disadvantage with the Letraset Paper is that if you blend too much the ink seems to pool & leave ring marks.

Stamps Sugar Nellie Manga Mr Stocking (image),  Penny Black Crystalline (background papers), Stampendous Cupcake Numbers SSC178 (sentiment).
Inks etc... Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Deep Lagoon , Brilliance Galaxy Gold. Excepting the mian card base the Deep Lagoon & Galaxy Gold (either singly or combined)  were used  for inking cardstock & paper edges.
Colouring Copic Ciaos, ProMarker Black Fine Liner Pen, Black Tombow Marker & Inkssentials White Opaque Pen.
Cardstock Vintage gold Moondust, bright gold cream Moondust & black from "stash".
Papers Letraset Bleedproof Marker Pad, pearlescent double sided cream (from "stash").
Punches Woodware (snowflakes, circles & scalloped circles), EK Success (corners).
Gold stars, buttons & gold thread, pearls & gems from "stash".

Challenges Entered
Sugar Nellie Splitcoaststampers 6 - DECOUPAGE Your Image
Penny Black Saturday Wk 100 - Sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C36 - What Are Little Boys Made Of
Cupcake Craft #90 - Buttons
Cute Card Thursday #110 - Boyz to Men!  (12/5 ETA - should be #111)
Papertake Weekly - Shiny, Sparkly & Special (it is both shiny & sparkly, & the Christmas birthday makes it extra special)
Pile It On #18 - Cute & Cuddly (the little boy)
Stampin' for the Weekend - A Card for a Male
Stamp Something - Birthday somethings
Totally Papercrafts #15 - Stitching (on buttons)


Lorraine said...

wow i love it you have done a wonderful job on the decoupage and it shows up really well good luck in the challenges huni xx

jojo79 said...

Great card Paula, beautiful colouring. Getting a head start on xmas cards - good idea.


Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card Paula - very clever use of your PB stamp with the Manga. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC #100 blog hop, and good luck with my candy and the prize draw
pauline x

Sue said...

Hi Paula
gorgeous card, great image, luv the buttons, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Annie said...

fabulous card with this cute SN Christmas Manga boy. thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Linda said...

Great card Paula. What a lot of intricate deatail you have included! I just love it! Well done and good luck

Katie said...

Great image and I love all the layering!
Thanks for Piling It On this week :)

Scrappy said...

Oh how cute is this! So
creative!Thanks for Piling it On
with us this week! We hope you'll
join us again next week!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Hey Paula! Fab card hun, love the 3d elements too! Thanks so much for joining in at Stamp Something this week, hope to see you back again soon. :)

Liza said...

Great work, I love the design. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Nana said...

Fab card. Very nice with the 3D touch you've added. Thank you for joining us at "PIO" this week!
hugs Nana

joey said...


fab card great colours, thanks for entering my giveaway good luck

Debs said...

Fab card, good luck with all the challenges. Debs xx

BethieJ said...

Your card is FANTASTIC! Love the colors you used and that image is really cute!
Thanks for joining us at PIO!
Have a GREAT weekend!

Helen said...

Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Debi said...

Lovely job on this! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Tracey said...

Fabulous card, love the button border with the gold thread :)

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend & Good Luck!



What a beautiful card Paula, I am loving the image you've used, you've coloured it beautifully, hugs Linda x

Illy said...

So cute! Thank you for playing with us at Pile it on!

stamprgrl said...

awesome details when pop-doting parts of your image!

Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
-- dalis
PIO Owner