Saturday, November 10, 2012

MC Nov/12 - Toy Soldier - Believe

I got this Sizzix toy soldier die recently and just love the whimsical look to it. Fun. Love playing with all the little elements... The card is 5"w x 6.5"h

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So I die cut it from white cardstock. The boots, belt and hat were inked with Distress "Walnut Stain" or "Aged Mahogany" and then embossed with the matching Distress embossing powder.

Sponged Antique Linen around the edges of the pants and face. Sponged Fired Brick on the jacket. Colored the epaulettes and horizontal bars with an ocher colored pencil. Kept the gloves and X bar white, although it got some of the red sponging on it...

Cut my Sizzix Tim's "Notebook" embossing folder apart. Taped one side to the center portion of the front of my card, held it up to the light and taped the other part to the back of my card front. Ran it through my embossing machine.

Stamped the Textured Xmas word stamp (Quietfire Design) with Versafine Black Onyx.

Adhered my soldier to the card front. Then took apart the threads from a piece of red fun yarn and adhered them to the hat front like a little tassel with a dab of glue. Then adhered the red rhinestone.

Kept the card extremely simple and love the look. It's clean and uncluttered...

It fits for these challenges:
Divas by Design  #60 something cute
Crafty Ribbon Challenge  #32 Nursery Rhyme (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor)
All Sorts Challenge  #180 something young at heart
Christmas Stampin  #36 Anything goes
Crafty Mess Challenge  #21 Nursery Rhyme character (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor)
One Stop Craft Challenge  #204  Anything goes


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for playing at CR.

Quietfire said...

Well isn't he just too cute!? Wonderful card!

Molecraft said...

A fab card, so cute...thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Sandie said...

A great take on our theme over at Craftymess...A fabulous card,I love the soldier.

Thank you for playing in our challenge

Sandie x

Laura said...

Love it! The soldier is fab. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Ribbons Challenge :)

Craftnut said...

Thanks for entering my challenge at Allsorts. Tracy x

brenda said...

This is just delightful Yogi, the bold red of the image stands out beautifully against the crisp embossed background.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

carol said...

Super card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Crafty Kitten said...

Super sweet card. Love the added stitching.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xx

TRACEY MO said...

Very cool card great for a little man card!

Thanks for joining us at craftymess