Friday, April 06, 2007

Hoppy Hoppy Hoppy!!!

My big brother just got a new job, so, of course, I need a card!!

The "Way to Use It Challenge" on Splitcoast Stampers was to use stamps that I have never inked. I scoffed haughtily thinking, "Ha! Surely, I do not have any of those!" So I looked through my stamps to make sure. And lo and behold...I do. (By the way, crow tastes best with a little gravy-lol).

My "So Very" stamp set had only one word used, and the little froggy in the "Very Punny" had never been inked. So I proceeded to make THIS card. As you can see the sentiment in the lower right hand corner needed something, I had tried all of my brads and buttons and nothing seemed to be right. This morning--I thought I would try some simple cardstock punches. I used 1/2" and 1/4" circle punches, and I think it looks much better.

Well, I was on a roll. I figured since I had the paper, stamps and punches out, I would make a second one. (See the card below) I used another coordinating designer paper from KI Memories and a trick I learned from Julie HERE.` The ribbon is frayed by cutting the edges and removing the cross threads. I am not entirely satisfied with the ribbon colors, but it was the best I had.

Something that I did differently on these two cards that I have never done before is to use blender pens for water coloring. I have to say, for very small images--I really like it. The aqua painters are too large, and the same for the small watercolor brush. But for this little froggy, the blender pens were perfect!! If you haven't tried it (for small images) I highly recommend trying them!

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Stamping!


Tracy D said...

This card is so fun! I like your frayed ribbon too. I'm gonna have to give that a try :)

Kristine said...

Love these cards :0) I'm not sure I have any stamps not inked ?? hmmm...anyway, that frayed ribbon is cool!

Dawn Mercedes said...

great job! esp. with the frayed ribbon!

Sherry Cheever said...

You are currently being tagged on my blog -- check in a bit!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Hey, I was going to tag you, and then saw that Sherry got your I thought I'd make your life a little easier! haha.