Friday, August 15, 2008

J's Skateboarding Snoopy

While I was working on a card the other day, DS informed me I better getting working on his 'cause his birthday was coming up! So here ya go. I featured all his favorite things: 1. The colors green & yellow (even tho I was dying to add some red!) 2. Skateboarding 3. The woods. As I didn't do any brayering or sponging on this card, I created the whole scene and then cut it apart (I usually cut first!).

I received this image from Ajitzi over on the PIF images thread (Thanks Mimi!).

To make the half pipe: First I did some research for photos of skateboarding and half pipes on the internet. I often find I need some pictures to get me started on a project like this that I'm unfamiliar with.

I folded a piece of scratch paper in half and drew a template (see pic). I then made the first cut on my template (don't cut that thin layer off yet). Then I transferred that shape to my Creamy Caramel cardstock and cut it out. Next I went back and cut off the little sliver from my template. I placed the little sliver on top of the card stock used it as a mask while I sponged Close to Cocoa around the edge (I flipped my template over for the pic so it wouldn't looks so ugly). Finally I used that little sliver to draw a black line around the edge to really set this edge off. During assembly, I also drew the little railings in black.

Stamps: Skateboarding Snoopy (not sure who makes this), Lovely as a Tree
Paper: Soft Sky, Garden Green, Yo Yo Yellow, Creamy Caramel
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive
Accessories: Fine black marker, prismacolor pencils & baby oil

Michelle B.


JenMarie said...

OMGosh! CUTE!!!

Janice M said...

Amazing! Your DS will Love it!