Monday, March 18, 2013

The Card That Almost Wasn't

Have you ever stamped an image, got less than inspired to finish the card and just let it sit on your work table? Well, this is it! I love the stamp image from Whipper Snapper but when I stamped it, and die cut the oval around it, I remained stumped for inspiration, stumped for creativity, stumped for design and layout and so it sat on my table for days and days. Then one day, I decided to finish the card and once I got the papers cut, the inspiration starting to seep in and I ran with it.

I didn't have a sentiment to match the frog, so I snagged "Wart's New" from another card creation and things began to come together. But, I'm tellin' you...this is the card that almost wasn't! My favorite part of cardmaking is always embellishing, so after I Cuttlebugged the big dot embossing on the green bottom background, I got inspired to add some green expoxy stickers to serve as the warts on the frog! It's the little things that excite me, lol Here's a closeup of the expoxy warts:

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Below, is a photo of the card interior with a computer-generated interior sentiment. I decided to add the green expoxy stickers for some extra warts inside. Whatcha think?
Here's the Deets:
Stamp: Whipper Snapper "Fish Friends"
Paper/Cardstock: Heidi Grace "Sunshowers" Designer Paper Pack, Paper Trey Ink Yellow and White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Green Galore & So Saffron Inks
Tools: Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped Oval Dies, Spellbinders Label Die, EK Success Corner Punch, Martha Stewart Border Punch, My Favorite Things Die-namics Sentiment Strips Die, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Big Dot Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine, Thread, Sponges, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Adhesives, Signo Uniball White Gel Pen, Recollections Green Epoxy Stickers, Doodlebug Button, The Twinery Twine, Computer-Generated Sentiments
Copic Sketch Markers: B000 Pale Porcelain Blue, B000 Frost Blue, BG000 Pale Aqua, RV000 Pale Purple, RV11 Pink, YG000 Lily White, YG03 Yellow Green, YG63 Pea Green, E25 Caribe Cocoa, 0 Colorless Blender
Techniques: Copic Coloring & Blending, Sponging, Machine Stitching
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1 comment:

Traci M said...

This is adorable, especially the warts!! My Mom has always liked this reminds me of her. So much detail, Linda!! Thanks for sharing!