Monday, May 23, 2011

Go, Jill. Go!


How many times does a card actually turn out the way you have it in your head? For me, it isn't often. There always seems to be one element that doesn't cooperate. Usually it ends up being a good thing but this card I made for Jill turned out exactly the way I wanted it to. I remember reading the book Go, Dog. Go! to my daughter, Kelly, when she was a toddler. Thought the cover would be a perfect card for my friend, Jill. She is busy these days being brilliant and I wanted her to know that I am rooting for her.

Making the card turned out to be a little more of a challenge than I thought it would be. First I had to find the retired Crusin' stamp from A Muse. To my rescue came my friend Pamela. I put a shout out over facebook and she offered to send me her stamp. Thank you Pamela! When I received the stamp, I realized the car was heading the wrong direction. I stamped it on acetate so I could flip it over after I cut it out. Couldn't get the black outline just right on the acetate so I stamped the car on vellum and cut that out. Much better on the black outline and now how am I going to get that yummy yellow color? Stamped another car on white paper and colored the back, layered them all together and finally got the car I wanted. Used die cuts for all the letters and some of the new A Muse Studio daisy ribbon for the smoke coming out the back of the car. The ribbon I had was blue so I used my Copic markers to color it brown.

Keep up the good work, Jill. You are almost at the end of your journey.

12 comments:

Glenda J said...

This is absolutely brilliant Dawn! I love it... and so will Jill. You are a genius!

Michellem said...

Get OUT!!!! This card is SO completely awesome!! WOW!!

Novell said...

As Jill says, Shut the front door!!! Amazing!

Donna Hitz said...

OH MY! Talk about creative! Crazy! Very fun, Dawn!

Jennie M said...

WOW! This is really amazing Dawn! Great card!

Jill Grace said...

You are the best Dawn :) And what an extraordinary effort to stamp that girl - I love her. Feel free to make more cards for me, because these are just too fun! LOL Seriously though, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such a good friend. XOXO

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely amazing. LOVE it.

SNW

cheiron said...

This is AMAZING! I love it!

Debstamps said...

Love how you had quite the journey yourself to get the card you wanted out of your head! [I resemble that remark often!] Well done--unique is why we craft, eh?

scoopy (Emily) said...

OMGosh - this rocks! So fun and clever! Hope you are doing well - hugs!

jenn shurkus said...

this came out great!!! and you are rocking the moxie fabs!!! (catching up on some blog reading ;) )

~Heidi~ said...

This is way too cute!!