Measurements: little boy panel – 1 ¾ x 2 3/4” plus 1/16 and 3/16” borders, fence panel – 1 5/8 x 4 ¾” plus 1/16 and 1/8 borders, plaid panel – 1 13/16 x 3 13/16” plus 1/16” border
-Prismacolor pencils, baby oil and paper stumps were used to color the image using the Gamsol technique. Baby oil replaces the Gamsol/mineral spirits.
-Copic markers were used to color the face and hands.
-The out of the box feature is very easy by cutting to the image with the regular paper cutter on the front, marking the image on the back while holding to a light source then use the paper cutter again to cut to that mark. Scissor cut the image out. My paper cutter is a guillotine style. If needed, I used a Coluzzle and craft knife to cut between the images. I do have a pictorial on my blog if you need photos, click here. It’s a direct link to the tutorial.
-The fence image is stamped on both panels at once by measuring and lining the panel up to each other and the card’s edge. When stamping two layers at once there is always an area that doesn’t get stamped but the borders will cover it. Once the borders are attached it’s easy to line the panels up again with the measurements taken before stamping. I keep small sewing slide rulers handy so I don’t have to jot down the measurements because I know I won’t remember them. I keep three of those rulers at the work station and used two of them for this procedure, very handy little tools. If you need to see a photo of the slide rulers here's a direct link to the blog post.
-The faux embossing on the card base is done by punching the frogs, layering two together and gluing them to the card. Trim the edges as needed.
-The Kraft, green, designer paper and frogs were ink distressed.
Accessories: The Paper Studio – brads, Prismacolor pencils, Copic markers, Aleene’s tacky glue, Tools – McGill frog punch, paper cutter, cutting scissors, paper stumps, mat pack and piercer for bards, sponge
Techniques: Out of the box, ink distressing, faux embossing