Molly My Sweet – Make it Pop!

Zoe July 5, 2016 3
Molly My Sweet – Make it Pop!

Hi Everyone,

I’ve created my first card for a Tiddly Inks challenge and it’s all about Making it POP!

It’s fun to add dimension to your projects and one of the best ways I have seen and have started using myself, is an idea of Jennifer McGuires where she uses FUN FOAM to pop up large areas instead of doubled sided foam tape. I LOVE it. I even cut little pieces and pop up characters and other elements too.

For my project today I printed Molly My Sweet with lighter lines so that I could colour her with the no line technique, however my new printer printed the lines darker than my old printer so annoyingly I can still see the grey lines.

Copic Colours:

Dress: RV04, RV17, RV19, RV69
Hair: YR31, E35, E37, E39, E29
Skin: E000, E01, E11, E13, E17, B63
Misc: W1, W3, W5, BV13, V17, Y15, YR24

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I was trying to decide what element I would add to make it ‘pop’ when I had the idea to cut around her little dress! Then using a foam mat and embossing tool I rubbed the back of the skirt to stretch the paper and make it curl.

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I had originally planned to place my sentiment from the edge across her dress but after the idea of popping it up I couldn’t do that anymore and so it took me hours to decide what I was going to do!!

As you can see, in the end I went with a top left position and changed up all my colours I had planned.
I used one of the new words I designed at Make it Crafty – Birthday Brush 2 inches.

I inked the backing layer with an opaque ink – Versa Color Sand Beige – to get a light foundation and then when dry I inked over the top with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. By adding the lighter color first, I was able to fill in some of the pores of the cardboard creating a better foundation for the DI resulting in a better final colour.

For the word ‘Birthday’ I used WOW! Pearl Gold Sparkle embossing powder which I chose because it is more a ‘yellow’ gold which I thought would work well with the design.

I also heat embossed the little stars and ‘Happy’ sentiment to match.

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Thanks so much for ‘POPPING’ by today. teehee

The other projects are gorgeous.
Be sure to pop on over for a peek!

Big Sqeueezes

Zoe xo

 

3 Comments »

  1. bridget July 5, 2016 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Wow Molly looks amazing you have given her life, I’m awestruck.
    Have a great day
    Hugs and kindest regards
    Bridget 🙂 xx

  2. Olga Dendrinou Fink July 5, 2016 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Wow Zoe this is amazing! What a great idea to pop up the dress! And the chipboard word looks great!
    So inspiring!
    Xoxo Olga

  3. JanR July 9, 2016 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    So pretty! I just love how you decided to pop up her skirt. Love how you did the sentiment too!

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