Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end!Hello from DOWN the RABBIT HOLE today, everyone! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a card with a WINDOW or a HOLE in it!
"I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?' she said aloud. `I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think--'"
(for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over)
"yes, that's about the right distance--but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?' (Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.)...
I started by typing the text of the above paragraph in a spiral and printing it out on my black and white laser onto color laser printer paper. I sponged it with Distress Ink in various shades of brown to give it a feeling of depth, then I cut it out. I cut the hole in my green card base smaller, so it left room to cut a grassy fringe all the way around the hole and ruffle it up to bend it back away from the hole. (I tell you what, that Martha Stewart fringe scissors has just moved to the top of my wishlist!!!) I sponged the "grass" and the edges with darker green ink. I pasted my spiral text inside the card, matched up with the aperature in the front of the card. I printed Alice and colored her with Copics, then I covered the whole back with glue stick and pasted it to a piece of white card. This made it stiff enough to cut out and pop up on thick dimensional foam around the outer edge of the hole. I adhered some ribbon to the two opposite corners and added a bow and it was done!
I am very happy with how it turned out, especially the sponging of the text to give the illusion of depth in the rabbit hole! I hope you like it too! It has a lot more dimension in real life, I wish you could see it!
I have entered this card in the following challenge:
- Copic Creations: #35 Shading on or around image
- Mad for Markers: Color in a digital image with your Copics
- Jessica (our MAD HATTER)
- Lynne (me!)
- And Emma, our Dormouse!
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Stamps: digi Alice
Paper: Stampin' Up! Old Olive card; HP - color laser printer paper; Georgia Pacific - white card.
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Peeled Paint (green), Walnut Stain (dk. brown), Vintage Photo (med. brown); Copic - alcohol-based Sketch markers.
Tools: Bow-Easy; Ranger Inksentials - Foam Blending Tool.
I love Stampin' Up! card stock and their fabulous color palette! If you need any, please consider buying from my little sister, Janet! Check her blog for the latest specials: And She's Still Stamping. Thanks for looking!