HYCCT1401A Big Birthday Wishes

Happy Wednesday all!  Are you ready for Halloween?  I have some work to do between now and Friday on costumes.  I’m looking forward to Saturday, where there isn’t anything on the calendar!!

Today I have my HYCCT card for the FIRST challenge.  I will admit that I almost gave up before even getting going on this one!  The challenge was to use the Paper Tole technique and create a truly 3D image with paper piecing.  You can watch the video or read through the tutorial, but basically you use multiple layers of the image or area of an image to create a 3D effect.

When I sat down and watched the video, I didn’t think I’d get through it.  I read through the tutorial and watched the video again.  Then I stamped my image 5 times, colored what I wanted and pushed them aside. LOL!  Finally, I tackled it this past weekend.  My main ala mode image was cut out with an Oval STAX die.  Then I cut out the balloons from the 4 additional stamped & colored (only the balloons) images.  I colored the edge with a PaperMate Flair marker.  Then each balloon was rolled over with an embossing tool.  Since I don’t have an embossing mat, I used my mouse pad, which worked great.  I then glued 4 additional balloons onto each balloon.

You can kind of see the 3D effect in this side view.  I kept the layout very simple since the image panel was large and I didn’t want to take away from the Paper Tole.  But, I had to add in that gorgeous striped ribbon, which compliments the striped designer paper so well!

Including today, I’m only 5 behind on the challenges for HYCCT!  I will have a very busy blog for the next few weeks, keeping up with posting all of the projects!  Actually, I think I have enough projects featuring snowflakes to do a full week of snow! LOL!

Challenge Submissions
HYCCT1401A
Creative Card Crew – Bows
FanTastic Tuesday – #58 Anything Goes with a Monochrome twist

HYCCT1401A Big Birthday Wishes: MFT Stamps ala mode Big Birthday Wishes, Oval STAX, Sentiment Strips, Razzle Berry card, SU Basic Grey, Echo Park Be Mine, ribbon, rhinestone

Thanks so much for stopping by today!