Michelle's challenge over at Embellish-Online.com is to use folded paper as an embellishment. I tried to go big and create a stage complete with pleated curtains and a box for my little ballet mouse to dance on but could not get it the way I like it. I really, really need to practice the art of SELF EDITING. Time and time again the designers of Project Runway are told to do that, and I am trying to take it to heart on my own little paper designs. Make it work! So I went for simple and sweet with this adorable House Mouse Twinkle Toes image.
In the above photo you can see the Copic Markers I used to color in the mouse. The oval shapes are Nestabilities.
Nestabilities Tips: Do you get "dirty edges" on your cardstock when you cut with the Nestabilities, or worse dirty marks right on the cardstock from the tape used to adhere the die cuts to the packaging? I hate that! I have found that you can erase them all away though with a gummy type eraser! Woo hoo! I now use Goo Gone on the Nesties when I first get them - it seems to help. I used just a tiny bit with a Q-Tip, then went over it all with a damp cloth to remove the Goo Gone, then dried it.
I have also been asked what size I use - ALL of my Nesties are the large size. I may eventually get the small sets too but I just don't see that I really need them.
Card Details: I embossed the vellum scallop oval with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder (available and still on sale in the store - use code SHIMMER in the voucher box for an ADDITIONAL 20% off your entire order).
I stamped the tutu on vellum and folded it by hand where the creases would be on the tutu, then attached it with Zip Dry glue (my Holy Grail of glues, also available in the store). I went over the inner oval with my Copic marker in RV13 Tender Pink. The pink polka dot ribbon is by American Crafts; the Doily Lace punch is by Martha Stewart. The cardstock is Bazzill Bling.
Be sure and play along in the challenge over at the Forum! Michelle has a little prize for a random draw of participants. Don't forget to use keyword FC5 when uploading your projects so we can all see your work!
Thanks for stoppin' by!