Why Rosie's Book?

While growing up, I had a dear friend, Renee, that lived next door and with whom I spent much of my childhood. We grew, in different directions, and went on our merry way. Many years later, I ran into her parents and they kindly reminded me of the laughs they still have over my book. “What book?” I wondered with a puzzled look. "I don't remember a book." Hardy laughter accompanied their response. At some time during our childhood, I tried to convince Renee about something that her parents didn’t agree with. I told her that proof of its truth could be found “in my book.” Naturally she went home and tried to convince her parents of the same thing but they weren’t falling for it. She needed an edge and told them emphatically, “It’s in Rosie’s book!” After they caught their breaths from reborn laughter, they let me know how “Rosie’s book” has been cited for many other things throughout the years. They’ve also mentioned that they’d like to see “Rosie’s book” one day. I can’t remember all of the things that I said were in “my book” but I’m sure my dear friend’s parents can recall much more than I ever knew about – LOL!!! So, here it is . . . my version of things you might find In Rosie’s Book . . .

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Card Art: Magical Marquee PeekABoo Gatefold Card

I began with the intention of making a simple gatefold card.  Instead, it turned into a Magical Marquee Peekaboo card as inspired by Janine Tinklenberg in a 2010 version of Interactive Cards.  Check it out!

This little bunny fellow and basket are part of a Close To My Heart Sensational Season March 2011 Stamp of the Month set.  I deliberately filled them using my Copics to flat color.  It sure was difficult not to add shading and blending and all of those other wonderful things that Copics can do.  I need a good sample of how simple, flat coloring looks for comparison with those more technique-oriented projects.

Paper Temptress has a great line of double-sided double-colored cardstock. I've used a sheet of the Cappuccino/Grape Sorbet. The outside of my card is a medium brown but the inside is a beautiful light shade of lavender. How great is that?!?!  Two for one!

This photo shows the completed card front.  A little doodling with the Inkssentials Opaque White pen provides a simple border.

I slipped a piece of Amber Mica/Metallic into the center of the inside to contrast with the shade of purple. I stamped the sentiment from an Art Gone Wild! Chocolicious stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black and this shimmering paper accepted the ink so nicely without smearing.
Here's how the inside looks when opened.  The "Easter Joy" saying that shows up when the card is closed, moves to the side and an image of a chunk of chocolate decadence is revealed.  Cool, huh?
This card was fun to make especially after seeing how the paper engineering works.  I had to make some adjustments and substitute as I didn't have all the right tools.  This card will definitely serve its purpose as a good sample of flat coloring with Copics.

This strong paper from Paper Temptress is really exceptional for making interactive cards!  I really want to mention that when holding this card, feeling the weight and firmness of this paper, it's obvious that I've used very high quality papers.  I'm sure that the recipient of a project made from Paper Temptress papers would immediately recognize the efforts put into a very special handmade gift by someone who takes a great deal of pride in their work.  This card is quite pleasing to touch and confirms that using quality materials produces quality finished projects.
Copics used:
cherry R37
ice cream E71
chocolate sauce E79
icing E49
cake, bunny, basket E13
whipped cream N1
basket grass YG25
bunny ears E93
bunny coat B24
eggs Y21, BV13, R85, YR02, V12, E04


Maire Gamber said...

How magical!!! I just love the card. You did such a wonderful job on it. I have tried this in the past and it does take some practice.... Yours turned out perfect!

Anita said...

Stunning card! I love Paper Temptress paper too.

Cami said...

I tried this card technique also when Janine first published it, but I did struggle a bit. Your card is very lovely!

Norma Anne Chattin--Live well, Live creatively, Live safe said...

Such a charming card--thanks for sharing your creativity and design.