Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Shy Bear Birthday

A couple days ago my friend Heidi challenged me to make a card using one of my new images and a sketch she picked out. Of course I can't say NO to any of my friends, so I looked at the sketch and put this card together. Since I've been meaning to make a special birthday card, this seemed like the perfect time.

There are lots of elements to this card, first I colored the image then sponged it to match my color scheme. Then I stamped the two sentiments and cut them out using my circle nesties. I added brads because the background paper has glitter elements and it's hard to find adhesive that will stick. Then I added stickles around the scallop edges and to the basket as well as the tulips. Then I distressed the background paper to match my overall color theme.

I decided the folded edge needed something, so I used a strip that was left over from making a Big Shot Bigz box. And since I love adding ribbon to any project, I found this pretty ribbon with bright glitter butterflies.

I sure hope the birthday likes her card as I tried to make it extra special. A thought a plain white envelope just wouldn't do, so I added some layered circle scallops and the birthday's girls name. When I finished that I sponged the entire envelope, then packed it up and sent it on its way.
I hope all of you in blog land are having a blessed evening and I'll catch up with you after I have finished my next project.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sweet One

Today I was chatting with a couple of SBS blogging friends about SU watercolor crayons and thought I would dust mine off and color this cute little duck. Of course when I see this duck the first thing I think of is a baby and I can always use more baby shower cards.

Another topic of our conversation was stickles, so I added some pick stickles on the border, around the oval and on the tag. I used my SU scallop border punch for the trim, my SU scallop punch for the tag and finished the card with some of my pretty pink ribbon.

Until next time..........

Monday, March 1, 2010

Isn't Shy Bear the cutest ever?

I have had this Shy Bear image for the longest time and just got him colored, can you believe that? Now that I've colored him, I want more. Really, who of you wouldn't want to receive his letter?

I'm entering this card in this weeks challenge over at Daisy Doodles - you can find it here:

I hope you all are staying warm, it's 43 and raining here so it's a good day to stay inside and make cards. Blessings to you all until next time......