Friday, May 14, 2010

Penny Black: 'For you' - Doggone - it's another birthday card!

Hello and thanks for stopping by my little Blog :-)

Over at Splitcoaststampers, about 2 weeks ago Roxie posted a fabulous sketch: Sketch Challenge #278 and thought it would be perfect for my nephew's birthday card.   This is one sketch I will definitely use again - I really love it!

The image was stamped with Vintage Sepia ink and then I heat-set it with my heat-gun to make sure the Odorless Mineral Spirits wouldn't bleed the outlines.  I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils + Gamsol and lightly chalked around the image for the sky and ground.  I stamped the image again and cut out just the present and added fine blue glitter plus I coloured in the bow with a gold gel pen then popped it up on 1mm mounts (dimensionals).

The paw pad is a button which I cut the shank off and attached with a 1mm mount.

The gorgeous designer paper is from a digital set by NitWit Collections called FQB (which stands for Fat Quarter Bundle) - Me-Wow Collection.  Isn't it adorable?! 


I am entering this card in the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C36 where the Challenge is to use this children's nursery rhyme to create your card -

What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of.

So you can make a boy card, or something with frogs and/or snails, puppy dogs etc.  What a fun challenge!

I am also entering this card in The Treehouse Challenge #049 - THT049 which has a Masculine ThemeI love challenges with Masculine themes because, let's face it, masculine cards are "challenging" and we all need ideas - it's great to look at DT cards for loads of inspiration!

Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with one of my Fat Cat's Card Corner Design Team card..  It has been drizzly and grey all week - not great photographying weather, but the sun should be shining tomorrow according to the Weather Bureau.  See you again soon!   And thanks again for visiting!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black 'for you!' 3446E, Sentiment - from Crafter's Companion 'Popcorn the Bear' Bunches of Love set

Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia

Designer paper:  NitWit Collections Fat Quarter Bundle Series "Me-Wow" ©2009 by Mary Fran of

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Sizzix Textured Impressions Dots embossing folder (from Dot & Flowers set), Spellbinder Square Nestabilities & Scalloped Square Nestabilities, heat gun, Kaisercolour chalks, 1mm mounts (dimensionals), gold gel pen, fine .008 blue glitter, Gamsol, Prismacolor pencils, Buttons Galore 'paw print'


Christine H said...

I love this cute and the little pawprint button is the perfect embellishment. I've never entered a challenge...but maybe I should give it a go. Isn't it nice to finally see the sun breaking through the clouds? Enjoy your weekend!

Paula Gale said...

aaawww cute card

Paula x x x

Yaneri said...

Jocelyn! Awesome creation!! Happy to see you played along with us at The Treehouse. Hope to see you again next Thursday for another fun Treehouse Challenge!

Yaneri -DT Member

PepPop said...

Great card. Love the stamp and isn't that sketch brilliant. I've used it too. Jaqui x

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