February 03, 2008

For Julie


Thought I'd share the card I made for Julie's birthday which was Wednesday. The A Muse Addicts group got together and sent her cards that say inside "SHUT UP... it's your birthday... THUD!" When I saw this sneaky little plan, I just had to participate and I knew right away I wanted to use the "a little bird told me" sentiment.
This card was so fun to make! I used the Girl & Frog Elzybells stamp and masked off the frog. Now the A Muse tiny bird normally faces to the right, so I reversed him by first stamping him on the big bl stamp and then stamping that image facing Elzy. Tricky eh? The quality of the stamping on a reverse image isn't quite as good, but it still worked well enough. Then I also thought it'd be perfect to have Elzy holding the balloon to which I added a little Crystal Effects to make it shiny and 3D. Happy Birthday Julie - sounds like you had a great day!

ETA: To reverse the bird, I used the reflection technique (or mirror technique). You can find instructions on Splitcoast here. Instead of stamping on acetate, I stamed on the big block - which is basically a solid rectangle.

ETA on 3/17/08: Tracy created a great tutorial (here) on how to create the mirror image!
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Images by ElzybellsNA and A Muse. A Muse notecards and twinkle sticker. Brilliance graphite black ink (heat-set), Prismacolor markers, crystal effects, Spica clear glitter pen.

9 comments:

PennyH said...

This is awesome!!! I love it!!! Or should I say "shut up....Thud!"? Like Julie would say? LOL! I bet that was her first reaction as soon as she saw it. I was gonna email you to ask how you did it. So glad you posted to let us in on your secret. Thanks!

TAMI said...

VERY NICE EMILY.

Novell said...

Too cute! I never get good results with mirror image stamping, either. Yours turned out awesome, though!

Nancy Panko said...

CUTE! I love Elzybells but I don't have any. I need to get some. Love your cards!
Nancy Panko

dpkennedy said...

So cute! I love the change up from the frog to bird and the balloon is great! I bet Julie loved it!

jenstamps said...

You are tricky ~ Here I thought there was a new stamp I missed. Very cute!!!

Judi said...

So cute!!!

Tracy said...

Ok, I don't know how I missed this. The bird IS facing the opposite way. I still don't understand 'HOW' you did it though? What do you mean you stamped it first on the big bl first?

scoopy (Emily) said...

Tracy - it is like this reflection technique - except I used a solid stamp instead of acetate.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ee/index.php/resources/tutorials/reflection_technique/