Some of you have already spied this card on Nicole's blog. I made this cute owl card with the Wise Owl and My Punny Valentine stamps for the Guest Star Stamper contest that Papertrey Ink holds every month. This one was for the Valentine's contest. I had a lot more projects planned, especially using the Forest Friends set but didn't get a chance to create them before the deadline. I might wait another month to create those projects so I can enter them in the best use of a previously released set though, lol. I didn't win anything but did get an honorable mention. And it's awesome to see my work on Nicole's blog :D Anyway, I hope you are all having a great week. It's raining here today so we will just be sitting cozy at home.
I love these little gals, they are so darling. I've been oogling the stamps for a while but still haven't made the leap. One of these days though, I'm just going to have too, lol. I colored them in with CTMH markers and then highlighted a little with my white gel pen before adding the liquid applique. Like Sparkle, I just love this stuff for snow and fluff ^_~. Today I just used it for fluff though :D And you can't tell but all the white snowflakes are punched from glitter white cardstock.
And I realized I had missed a week so I made a couple more and used the challenge for last week to not use any red or green since I had totally spaced it and created red and green themed cards for last week. Aren't these mice darling! Jenn mailed me some super cute images from this line (I can't seem to remember the name, lol), but they are too stinking cute! I used the gamsol magic technique with my colored pencils for coloring them in and did a little outside shading on the first but none on the second just to see the difference. I accidently smudged the sentiment on my second card, but it still came out pretty cute! The challenge for next week is to make your cards square :D Thanks for visiting and enjoy!
I started with a small card. This was so trial and error in the beginning, lol! The paper was stumping me, but I just felt inspired to use it, and not only that but the stamps were stumping me as well. A couple nights ago when I didn't have the time to craft I was coming up with all sorts of ideas in my head with these hearts, but once I got a chance to sit down they all just flew out my ears! But after a half an hour or so of cutting, shaking my head, and redoing stamping and placements I finally got this little baby done. I really like how the paper gets shown off in this little card. I'll probably use it as a love note, to just tuck into Paul's backpack to give him an unexpected happy surprise while he's working hard at school.
The regular sized card came together really easy after the first one. I took the same design idea of layering and clustering the images and sentiment together as in the little card. Then I matted the whole thing in white for a crisp frame. I think I got the wrong punches though. They are the Marvy Heart punches, but they don't fit these stamps really. I got the blue and green which are the right size but don't seem to match the shape. There are only 2 Marvy heart punches I've seen, this one and then the country heart so I'm not sure if Papertrey has exclusive punches or if that was the way they were designed to fit. It looks a bit off to me, but oh well. I used 40% off coupons on the punches and the girls love them. I will probably let Caitlyn do some punched hearts for her Valentines this year ^_~ Enjoy and have good week!
The moment I saw these I thought about making a regular sized card with three of the images like she did a while ago. Then as I was getting them together and looking through some of my pattern scraps I thought they would make such a darling little set that I just had to do that instead! I used the Mwahbella words for their little sentiments. These bitty cards are so much fun to make and I can see how Sparkle got addicted to them!!! And for another S word to add to the bunch the paper is from the Sultry collection by Basic Grey. You can click on the image for a bigger view. I'm trying to remember to get that in there with my posts this year :D Enjoy and have a Sassy Thrusday!