Saturday, April 14, 2007

What's Up???

Paper Crafts magazine is doing an on-line contest, Idol style, see the link here. I thought I would submit a few cards. The theme for the open call is hello cards. This is one of them I did last night. I love these cute animals from Wild About You. I inked up the giraffe in a chalk ink from one of last years retired sets. I think it is called yellow ochre? I added the skinny Amuse Oval in always artichoke. The "What's Up?" sentiment running up his neck uses Karen Foster 1/4" snap stamps. Not sure if that is an original idea but I thought it quite cute. I don't seem to be able to create WAY cards and not use googlie eyes, they just add so much. I used the new Spots and Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder on the artichoke layer. The accent card stock is so saffron. I picked up some American Crafts ribbon last week that was a perfect match, polka dots and all. I love it when a plan comes together!!


I also re-did the sewn card from yesterday, changing the stitches to brown thread and using brown buttons. My stitches were more straight this time as well. I submitted this one to the contest as well. You never know, right??!
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8 comments:

DeniseLynn said...

Oh these 2 cards are sure to be a hit! How cute and happy they both are. Your work is always fresh and I just want to touch it. I know that might sound silly ... maybe I'm a goof ball or maybe other artists have the need to touch things too. (?) Anyway best wishes to you with the submissions.

Kristine said...

Oh, best wishes to you on the contest submission...I'd for sure pick yours :0) I just am going crazy over the whole sewing machine idea. I do like the darker brown stiching better. Love the zigzag stems!! Good luck!!

Kristine said...

Oh, duh...forgot to comment on that adorable giraffe card!! Love that new cb bg!!

Michelle said...

Great cards!

Laura said...

I love these both!! The card with the stitching is beautiful!! Good luck with the contests!!

Rose Ann said...

Your cards are great, and the newly stitched one looks perfect! I love the sentiment with the giraffe!!

broni said...

These are great cards! Good luck on winning that contest!!

Valerie said...

WOWSERS! I sure do hope that you win the contest, it's a GRAND card!