Thursday, 17 July 2008

Suspended snail

I’m getting really into these suspension cards now – they’re great fun to make and irresistible to play with with completed! On this one the circle spins around to show a red snail and a blue snail. I despise snails but it fit so perfectly in the circle that I couldn’t resist.

I have a tutorial half prepared for this technique but it will have to wait until the weekend as I get in a mess uploading multiple pictures.

To colour the image, I used ink pads and blender pens. I think I did a better job of the blue side than the red.

Stamps: Unfrogettable (p33), Big Deal Alphabet (p66)
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory
Paper: Petals & Paisleys (p73)
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Black StazOn®
Accessories: ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon – Real Red, ¼” circle punch (p80), 1 3/8” circle punch (p80), cotton thread

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  1. Great card but I'm shocked you even picked up the snail stamp - LOL! CC

  2. How stinkin' cute is this?! I look forward to your tutorial!

  3. The snail card is so sweet. I'll have to try that suspension technique! Great job on it!

  4. Ohhhhh that is soooo cute! Its awesome!

  5. I wouldn't say it's only for children. I'd love to get a card this cute.

  6. oh, SO SO cute :) I am sure toby will love it!

  7. This is such a cute card and a wonderful idea!

  8. What a great card! I love the alpha with the suspended snail!

  9. What a wonderful idea. I'll get those letter stamps out straight away.


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