Hey Peeps! Its summer time over here in Sunny California. During the summer when it too hot to go outside (108 degrees), I like to find the coolest place in the house and just play with my crafting supplies. This week I decided to dig out my colored pencils. I like using these on intricate images because I can keep them very sharp. I used this border from the Scrappers Delights Borders and Corners set. If you haven't checked out this set, you're missing out, Janice has created a very versatile and oh so useful. This set is going into my Go To file!
As you can see on this 5 1/4" by 6" image the vines and leaves are very delicate and in many places just ohhh sooo tiny. Using a colored pencil allows you to keep the lead super sharp so you can get into those tiny spots and have the details shine through. I then colored in the hearts with a glitter pen. The sentiment was from my standard issue MS Word program (no fancy fonts there) and I used my new glitter tape on the bottom. The card base was a 6 1/4" by 10 3/4" folded in half. Don't forget to score the fold so that it looks crisp. Also I made a cute little bow with the washi tape by cutting a 2 1/2 " piece and folding them so that the ends meet in the middle. I then placed with is on the border and added a gem stone to finish the bow off.
Please feel free to comments or ask questions about any of the techniques I have used. And as always I can be reached through my blog at www.lauriescraftingblog.blogspot.com