Sunday, April 5

Think Green!

Have you seen any of the stamps from Whimsy Stamps? One lucky person won the Polar Bear in my Spring Break Giveaway a couple of weeks ago, but there are many other adorable stamps, too. And Denise, the owner of Whimsy Stamps, is starting up a challenge blog, too! I have several of her stamps, but haven't had enough time to make them into cards until yesterday. I had already stamped the frog, so I just needed to color him and put him on a card.

I decided to pull out my Cuttlebug folders (they don't get as much use as I'd like) to create a scene. I knew right away that I wanted to use the Forest Branches folder, but wasn't sure what to use for the water. At first, I thought I'd use d'vine Swirl, but then changed my mind to use Tiny Bubbles. AND (you'll be proud of me) I used only scraps to make this card. I even used the scraps after cutting out the frog to stamp the sentiment, and two more of the frog's head so I could layer it.

Yep, this was my first attempt at layering an image in my card. It was accidental, really. I had only meant to cut out the frog and pop him up on dimensionals. In a fatal head-on collision between the image and and a broad tip marker, the poor frog's face was irrepairably disfigured. The only remedy was to either begin again with a fresh image, or layer his face. I actually kind of like the result. The shadows cast by the layering give the card more texture.

ETA: I decided to enter this card in the Flourishes Swing Into Spring challenge. I would really like to win some Flourishes stamps!

I hope you like him. He's such a cutie patootie, how can you NOT love him?!?! Thanks for stopping by for a look. Happy Palm Sunday to you!

supplies ~ kraft: Bazzill, blue cardstock: Martha Stewart, image: Whimsy Stamps
, sentiment: Studio G series 26

5 paper smiles:

Heather said...

This is awesome! I love how you did the water / land with the cb. Great job coloring!

Littleted62 said...

Great card Cheri, love the embossed background and the layering on little froggy brings him alive. Nicki, xx.

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet image! Hugs, Moni

Jacilynn said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on the Whimsy Team. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Karine said...

I love this! He is so cute! Love the colors too!

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