Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bless Your Heart


Seeing this week's Muse Challenge #9 inspired me to piece paper. I recently purchased some tightly nested circle dies that go all the way up to 4"! I was dreaming of making a rainbow in various shades for the ultimate ombre effect but alas my ideas were MUCH bigger than my ability to create. I quickly realized die cutting 13 different papers was going to take some serious work and time. Instead I let my copics which were sitting right in front of me do the heavy lifting. I used one sheet of white paper for all the circles and then just lined up the markers based on their color numbers from lightest to darkest and there you go! 13 different shades of paper at my fingertips.


It was a fair amount of work getting them all colored and glued back into place so I was really nervous to stamp on top of it. I used my white ink pad but it just didn't have the contrast I was seeking. There was no way I was about to emboss for fear of warping the rings. My white gel pen came to the rescue and I carefully traced over the heart. This is also my submission for the Moxie Fab World Ombre Challenge. It's a trend I really love so playing in this one was a no brainer!

If you've read through this all, bless YOUR heart! Sentiment is from A Muse Studio, Southern Sass.

15 comments:

Marilyn Jensen said...

WOW this is the coolest thing Ive seen in a long time...love how you problem solved your way "around"!

Greta said...

Ingenious! Fabulous card!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Great idea to colour the rings, and such a pretty effect!

landerson213 said...

O.MY.GOSH. This card is brilliant! Wonderful play on the Muse Challenge and that ombre pattern is marvelous. I love everything about this card! :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

~amy~ said...

****love****

Bonnie said...

What a fantastic, creative idea! I love it!

fun stamping said...

Beautiful - looks like a lot of work, but absolutely worth it!

stempelomi said...

lovely! And such a great idea!

Anni said...

Amazing, so beautiful!
Anni

Cyndie said...

What a great idea using the copics! I just might have to copy that idea. This card turned out great, it feels all sunny and warm to me.

Claire said...

Fabulous idea Sarah - love your design...it almost makes me feel a bit dizzy! Perfect combo of colours

Melissa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Sarah! I can imagine the gluing WAS a bit of a challenge...I just glued a rainbow die cut back together on a card this week and found myself paranoid I'd get one of the pieces crooked! Yikes! Your card shows it was so worth the effort! LOVE the CAS-ness of this!!! :)

Melinda Spinks said...

Sarah your heart card is jaw-dropping fabulous! Such wonderful inspiration. :)

Cath said...

Hey Sarah! Thanks for linking this up to the Ombre Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

WOW - So lovely. Congrats on your Moxie Fab win!