Monday, May 31, 2010

Penny Black : Dancing Chick - Mother's Day thank you

Hello and thanks for popping in :-)

I made this quick and simple little card the other day to give to my SIL & her DH to say "thanks" for having us 'round for Mother's Day lunch.  It was great catching up with some of my extended family.  As I was dropping into my SIL's home just over a week ago, I wanted to bring this card along but it was foggy at my house - I had hoped it would lift by the time I dropped my DD at school, but it hadn't, so I stood on my decking in the freezing cold fog trying to take a photo of this card!  I bet I must have looked really silly LOL!!  The sun was trying to poke thru so I sort of got a reasonable shot, but anyway, what can you do?!!

The card was super-quick and easy to make. I diecut the card with my Cuttlebug and Spellbinder Scalloped Square Nestabilities using the Tutorial by Bev Rochester (Bev's Blog is: All the things I love) which was posted on the Whiff of Joy Tutorials and Inspirations website.  Been wanting to make one of these cards for ages but didn't know how until I stumbled across it the other day.  

I made the Scor-Pal lines first then embossed the top and bottom panels with my Cuttlebug and small dots folder from the "Just my Type" set.  This cute little image was coloured with Gamsol and Prismacolor pencils - but I watercoloured the grass with Acrylic paints.  I lightly chalked around the image for the sky and added pink and lemon chalks to complement the image.  

I added Kindyglitz Crystalina to all the flowers,  plus fine lemon/pink glitter to all the tiny hearts (the leftover punchies from my Arrows border punch - I use them ALL the time, don't I?!!).  The bow was made with my Bow Easy.

I'm popping this card into the Splitcoaststampers (Clean and Simple) CAS56 Challenge of 'It's hip to be square!"

Thanks again for stopping by!  See you again soon!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black 'Dancing Chick' 2564F, Sentiment: from Impression Obsession WP16 Sentiments 1 clear stamp set

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Dots embossing folder from Just my Type set, Spellbinder Large Scallop Square Nestabilities, Bow Easy, lemon organza ribbon 7/16" - 12mm wide, EK Success Arrows border punch, Scor-Pal, Gamsol, Prismacolor pencils, paper stumps, JoSonya acrylic paints, paint brush, Kindyglitz Crystalina, .008 fine lemon and pink glitter, Cardstock: white, lemon, pink


Paula Gale said...

aaawww - such a tweet card (LOL)

Paula x x x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhh my goodness, I LOOOOOVE the look of this sweet scallop card with the embossed dots and ADORABLE image. Could NOT be any sweeter!

Ikki said...

Hi just dropped by to say hello and to thank you for your lovely comments in the Cupboard. We seem to be on the same wavelength! Good have your support and to hear that crafting has helped you. I love this little thanks card - and thanks for the link - I'll check it out and see if you do it differently than mine. Have a good week. ikki x

Ikki said...

Hi me again, check out this link you may find it of interest. You can also use other shapes and if slightly bigger and quicker!
ikki x

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Gorgeous! Love all the texture!

Jane Matsumoto said...

Oh! This is SO cute!!

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