Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Let's utilize our "nail art"!!!!!!!!!!!!

This past weekend I started working on this birthday card for a dear friend who's birthday is this month and I decided that I would use the "Precious Moments" font to do her name (Marti). I did this in Photoshop and actually decided to go ahead and color it with Photoshop as well! I actually had colored the "letters" with a lavender color but after I printed it out I did not like it and decided to go over it with a glitter pen. I discovered that I did not have a glitter pen that was the right color so I wound up using my red Beifa glitter pen....mixed with the lavender it became a really pretty reddish purple color that went well with the Wausau cardstock!!! I also used one of my Neopiko markers to color the cheeks and the Bunny's ear. Well now, here comes the "nail art"!!! While using the glitter pen I made a couple of "boo boos" and instead of starting all over I decided to use some stickers to cover my mistakes (they were really small, but to me showed up big time!) and I really did not have any that were small enough and while going through my drawer I came across some "nail art stickers" that I had purchased some time ago from Walmart and they were tiny and they worked out perfectly. I then decided that I liked them so well that I would use some on each letter and then used some at the top left of the card to "balance it out". Needless to say, I will be going by Walmart this week to see if I can find some more "nail art stickers" to stock up on!!!!


I also want to add that the tiny strips of cardstock that I used as embellishments were cut using my Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter". I love how they cut so evenly using it,, as I could never attempt to get them that even with my paper trimmer!!! The "Happy Birthday" was done using Photoshop and the "CAC Lasko Condensed" font and printed on my inkjet. Another thing that I want to mention is that in my photo the dark cardstock almost looks black but it's actually almost a purple/burgundy color called "Sparkling Merlot" and it has a beautiful golden sheen to it that I was unable to capture with my camera.
Finished Card Size: A2/4.25”x5.5"


Supplies

Papers: Neenah White CS, GA Pacific White CS (card base) and "Sparkling Merlot" Metallic Cardstock by Wausau Paper
Tools: Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter", Martha Stewart "Arch Lattice" Border Punch and the EK Success "Morocco Lace" Border Punch
Accessories: Nailene "Bedazzle Rhinestone Nail Art", Neopilo marker (Y504) and blender, Marvy Uchida "White Liquid Applique" (on Bunny's tail) and Beifa "Red Glitter" pen

7 comments:

Gibson_girl5 said...

HMMMM - I wonder how many of us will RUN to WalMart today and look for nail bling!?!?

Great job as always Pam!

Teri

Jerri Kay said...

Totally adorable Pam!

mudmaven said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love it. ~chris

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