Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hoppy Birthday

Happy weekend all.  Today I have a birthday card using three challenges:  Nacho Average Challenge #42, Freshly Made Sketches #82 and ABC Challenge #24 - Easy as 1, 2, 3 (I used 1 sentiment, 2 designer paper patterns, 3 brads).

The card base is Very Vanilla card stock.  To a piece of Old Olive card stock I added two different patterns from the Comfort Cafe designer paperMidnight Muse ribbon was added to the top and bottom covering where the papers come together.  The frog from the retired Turtle & Company stamp set was
stamped on Watercolor Paper with StazOn ink.  Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped the party hat from the same stamp set over  the frog's head.  The frog and hat were colored with Blender Pens and Old Olive, Midnight Muse and Soft Suede inks.  I matted the image with Old Olive card stock, added three Old Olive brads and attached it to the card with Dimensionals.  Googlies were added over the eyes.  The sentiment from the Pretty Petites stamp set was colored with Old Olive, Midnight Muse and Soft Suede markers and stamped on Very Vanilla card stock.  I punched it out with the Petite Curly Label Punch and added it to the card with a dimensional.  This would be a cute card for a child.  Thanks for your visit.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Turtle & Company (retired); Pretty Petites (Sale-a-bration 2013)
Ink:  Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad (#102277); Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad (#115657); Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad (#126860); 2012-2014 In Color Markers (#126856); Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers (#119703); Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker (#100079); Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650); Watercolor Paper (#122959); Old Olive Card Stock (#100702); Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (#126898)
Tools:  Petite Curly Label Punch (#129405); Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049); Blender Pens (#102845)
The Finishing Touches:  Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126847); 3/16" Brights Brads (#119740); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Googlies (retired)



Anne Hayward said...

This card just makes me smile. Love the whimsical image on a more serious background. Thanks for playing along with the Nachos!

Tammy said...

Love your frog--those googly eyes are so adorable!! Thanks for playing along with the Nachos this week!

Linda Suarez said...

Oh my, that little frog is so cute with the goggly eyes! What a great birthday card! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

AnnMarie said...

Such a cute card! I just love it! Thanks for playing along with us over at ABC Challenges! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Super cute frog - LOVE those googly eyes! Thanks for joining us this week at ABC Challenges!

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Rita said...

Too stinkin' cute! I just love your little frog and his googly eyes. The colors you paired together are fabulous as well. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Any card with frogs steals my heart, but I (and the DT at FMS) totally love your adorable guy! Congratulations, Patti, for the well-deserved Princess honor!!

Dale Morin said...

Another adorable card. I have a girlfriend who loves frogs. She would love this!