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Cheeky Geeky and Some News!!!

Hi!  I have some exciting news to share today!  Cheryl and I are now Brand Ambassadors for Perfect Layers!  Click the link or the banner on the right or bottom of this blog to see what Perfect Layers are about if you are unfamiliar with them.  There is a video which can explain how these rulers work much better than I can.  I just tried out my new set of rulers last night to create mats/layers for today's card.  

Sorry if the pictures are a bit dark.  I really wanted to try the rulers out!  Each ruler creates different size mats.

I usually mat my papers one sixteenth of an inch all around.

I had cut some paper to size and glued it to the cardstock I wanted to use.

Then I placed my ruler so that my paper would catch in the lip of the ruler and I cut the excess cardstock off with my xacto knife.  

I did that for all the sides and came out with a nice mat for my paper.

This is how I had my papers positioned without any mats.  It's still pretty cute but I love how adding some layers really make the card/papers and images pop.  Layers can also create some cohesiveness too. 

This is my final card with all the mats I created using the Perfect Layers rulers.  I'm also so happy that I got The Greeting Farm's Cheeky Geeky!  I hope they come out with an Anya with glasses too.  Anyway, I colored her up in purple shades with Copics.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and I thought I'd give this to one of my kids' teachers at the end of the school year.  I added some purple crocheted lace on the bottom to tie in the purple color a bit more since I couldn't really find purple paper.

I added some black pearls around the image and bling on her glasses.  Also added glossy accents on her glasses and ponytail holders.

Used the Deconstructed Sketch 51 for this card.  I love Jen's sketches!

Also entering this card into All That Scraps Challenge -- Anything Goes, 7 Kids College Fund Challenge #47 --  Color Me Purple! and Anyone For Anya? -- Something Lacy.

I know this was a bit of a long post but just wanted to share our new tools!  And if you're interested we do have a coupon code which is this&that5% that you can enter at checkout.  There is a facebook page you can check out too!

Thanks so much for reading!




Comments

Danni said…
Congrats on being a Brand Ambassadors! How fun! Fabulous card, so fun!
Jennifer Shults said…
Oooh! Cute card! I adore this new Cheeky! She's fantastic! Thanks for using this week's sketch. :)
Cheryl said…
Cute card! Love how you colored her black hair! And the blingy glasses! You did such a great job with the layers/mats! And the blog banners!
Pretty card and great colouring....I will hop on by and check out that mat/layer video...
TFS!
Rachel Parys said…
Uh oh, new toys! Crap, I'm totally gonna have to check this out! I was trying to be good this week!

Love your Geeky! What's funny, is that I colored a purple Geeky too, but I liked her so much that I haven't been able to give her away yet! (isn't that terrible?!) Beautiful job girl!
Lorraine said…
Congrats to you both! I've never heard of this tool before. But I do agree that matting & layering does make your card pop. Your card is beautiful! Love how you colored that sweet image and the papers you used!
Annie Rose said…
Eva, my dear, this is BEAUTIFUL! You did great with the sketch and the purples are perfect. :)

Thanks for playing with us at {ANYONE FOR ANYA}!

Luvs,
Annie Rose
Alyce said…
Wowee this is AWESOME!!! Congrats to both of you! I love the papers you have used and I really want this stamp - she is a cutie! :D
Mimi said…
congrats on your exciting news! gorgeous card with Cheeky Geeky... she's so sweet with her glasses!! and thanks for joining us at ATS challenge! ;D
Blankina said…
Hi Eva, good news...great congratulations!! Love your Cheeky Geeky card, I have ordered her aswel.
Thanks for joining the ANYONE FOR ANYA challenge!!!
Ciao AFA DT Blankina
RiNNE said…
Congrats to you Eva and your BFF, Cheryl! Fabulous product!! Yes, I need that :). Again, you are my enabler! And Cheeky with the glasses is so chic...I was just thinking that they didn't have an Anya w/ glasses when I was making my Nurses' week Thank You board! What a beautiful card! Awesome coloring! She looks a little like Britney Spears!
Elaine said…
Stunning card Eva what a fabulous creation , well done . Enjoy the rest of your weekend Hugs Elaine
Amy Sheffer said…
Love this image, and you really brought her to life with your amazing coloring! Great take on the Deconstructed Sketch, too - thanks for playing!
Fabulous card. Love the image and coloring. Thank you for joining us at All That Scraps this week.
Can't wait to see what you come up with next week.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina
Carisa said…
awww, this is SO cute! Congrats on your new gig. It sounds exciting. Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge this week!

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