That’s right Toto! Riley isn’t in Kansas – he’s in Ohio! AND he’s getting ready for his debut at Scrapbook Art – Saturday, March 19th.
Riley and his girlfriend Sophie are cute no matter what they are doing, but they are especially cute as the cast of the Wizard of Oz. While my absolute favorite character is the flying monkey, I had a lot of fun creating with Sophie as Glinda the Good Witch and as Dorothy. The Over the Rainbow stamp set from Close to My Hear was a perfect partnership for the Riley Wizard of Oz stamp set.
What I love most about the Over the Rainbow stamp set is how each part of the rainbow is separate allowing for easy application of the different colors. I stamped each individually, cut them out, and pop dotted them to add depth. While Riley does have a brick road stamp, I didn’t have it while I was making this card (yes, it’s on my Riley Wish List!). To improvise, I used the scoring blade on my cutter to make even horizontal lines. I then made staggered vertical lines to create a brick pattern. A little gold chalk and VIOLA! Dorothy has a yellow brick road! To border the yellow brick road, I used the extremely versatile grass punch that Joe Morgan brought back to me from CHA. (Shout out to Joe!) Finally, the clouds, could they be any cuter?! They come in two pieces which can be used alone or together. I used a lighter blue on the full patterned piece and a darker blue on the outline. Together or apart, they’re just too cute!
My inspiration for Glinda’s card was the pink bubble she floats in when she first meets Dorothy. Close to My Heart makes the cutest clear scalloped cards. Using my Coluzzle, I cute a second piece of acetate to create a shaker box. Coluzzle also helped me to cut circle frames to hide the pop dots. Finally, the inside pink circle was embossed with a Cuttlebug swirl pattern and sanded. This would be a perfect card for a little girl’s birthday or just to say “Hello”. That’s if I can part with it!
Be sure to join the Create & Craft team at Scrapbook Art Saturday, March 19 from 10am-12pm for a special Riley card class. Stay after the class for the exclusive Riley trunk show where you can buy your own Riley Wizard of Oz set! If you just can’t live without the Over the Rainbow stamp set (like me!), just let me know. So, snap your heals together and repeat with me, “There’s no place like Scrapbook Art. There’s no place like Scrapbook Art.”