Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Hoppy Birthday

Isn’t it annoying how it’s so much easier to decide what looks right once everything is all stuck down? Looking at this card now, I think it would have been better with the tab on the top right, to balance against the figure 8 and the frog. And the vertical strip of Designer Paper could do with being narrower. Oh well, it’s done and sent now!

The chipboard letter is coloured with Real Red ink. I just laid the letter on some scrap paper and applied the ink pad direct… over and over again! There were some missed bits on the sides of the small centre pieces, so I touched them up with a Real Red marker.

I coloured the frog with marker and blender pen. It looked horrible for ages and I was beginning to regret cutting out the frog in advance but it all came together in the end.  

The frog stamp set (Unfrogettable), the Designer Papers (Petals & Paisleys; Dashing) and the chipboard (On Board Lots of Letters) are all retiring at the end of the month so order now if you don’t want to miss out!

Stamps: Unfrogettable, Daily Flexible Phrases
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive, Naturals Ivory
Paper: Petals & Paisleys, Dashing
Ink: StazOn®, Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories: Stampin’ Write® marker, blender pen, Round Tab Punch, On Board Lots of Letters

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11 comments:

  1. this is such a cute card. it a good thing you didn't give up on that frog because he looks fantastic! we are our worst critics, aren't we? i love your card!

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  2. Now that is a fun and cute card for a kid - heck for anyone! I love it!

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  3. Great card-and I am sure the lucky recipient wont worry about the balancing act of the tag. It looks fab as it is.

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  4. This is a really great card. I love the bright colors and the big #8! SOOOO Cool.

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  5. This is so cute. I love those colors together. You could put a trio of small buttons in a line along the upper right side of the card.

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  6. what a cute card and what a lovely blog! good for you as well being an SU demo in england. That's awesome!

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  7. Your card is really great!
    I love it!
    Hugs Gisela

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  8. Really, really cute! CC

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