Thursday, June 17, 2010

TIOT #72 with SCACD

Try It Out "T"days with SCACD!!

This week I used Lazy Days from the Victoria Case Hearts and Hugs Summer Collection exclusively at SCACD. This means the ONLY place you can get these fabulous images and stamps are from Susana!! WOOT WOOT!!

This week we were challenge to use Viva Decor. I decided to play and really enjoy using my Viva Decor pens. It isn't like they are going to run out anytime soon since they are a generous 25 ml tube (that is TWICE the size of other popular glitter brands). I used two glitter liners, the peridot and sapphire. Both colors were perfect for this card. I also used the white gloss pen for the corner embellishments. I took some close up pictures in the hopes you could see how wonderful these pens are. I just LOVE that the items retain their dimension. Do you see those fabulous swirls? Want to know how to make your own? I know you do!!

The EASIEST way to make your own swirls is to grab your Crafters Workshop template. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE these templates. They are so inexpensive and have TONS of uses. I will try to share all of them I know about with you, but if you have others, share them with me, please!! Ok- so grab your template and then just move it around over the card, flip it over, etc., until you find the perfect swirl and placement. Place the template on the card and lightly, with a very sharp pencil, trace the swirl onto your card. Flip the template over and repeat at the other end. Once you have your line, grab the Viva Decor pen and slowly make your swirl. If you go slowly you will be able to easily control the thickness of your line. The cute little dots are just applied freehand and so easy to keep consistent. The peridot on the edge of the image was also applied freehand.

TIP!!!- Do NOT attempt to create the swirl directly onto your card through the template. Trust me on this. No reason to get into the messy, and I do mean messy, details, but it just does not work well that way.

I used Basic Grey Lime Rickey patterned paper. This pack has the BEST bright summer colors. The image, frame around it and corner embellishments were all cut with Nestabilities.

Go play and ENJOY!


LINDA said...

This is simply adorable.. Such a darling little image.. and the papers are wonderful..
Hugs, Linda

Danielle said...

WOW!! This is AWESOME!! I love it!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

SUPER cute Alex, just LOVE this image and GREAT coloring:)