Sunday, April 13, 2014

Squirrel Just Saying Hello

Hi, everybody. Resting my injured shoulder from physical activity means I was able to make another card.  This one features Hero Arts stamps; I was inspired by the sketch and challenges shown below.

I stamped the squirrel and toadstool on white cardstock, trimmed into a tag, and mounted on red cardstock.  I created a background on kraft carkstock by repeatedly stamping the butterfly, flower, and ladybug with black, white, and red inks, and then mounted on brown cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment on vellum and trimmed into a banner.  Here are the supplies used:

  • Clear stamps:  Squirrel, toadstool, butterfly, flower, ladybug (Hero Arts Woodland Creatures), sentiment (Hero Arts Everyday Sayings)
  • Ink:  Versafine Sepia, Ancient Page Cardinal Red, Brilliance Moonlight White
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • Vellum:  Unmarked from my stash
  • Die:  Circle (Nellie's Multiframes)
  • Punch:  Hole punch (Fiskars), square (Marvy Uchida)  
  • Sketch:  Hero Arts Sketch #2 (shown below)

I was inspired by the following challenges:
  1. A Blog Named Hero Build a Background (see banner above) UE
  2. Craft Hoarders Anonymous Pick a Stamp, Any Stamp UE
  3. Fashionable Stamping Favourite Technique (stamping on plain cardstock to create a background) 3E #2
  4. Hero Arts Sketch Challenge (I followed Sketch #2 shown above) UE
  5. Let's Craft and Create Dies and Punches (used both) UE
Thank you for looking at my card - I look forward to your comments.  Enjoy your day!


Jan Marie said...

This is just darling!! Love your homemade DP and that fun image!! Thanks for stamping wth us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Mandy said...

Someone's been very busy! Loving all your wonderful creations and once again thank you for joining in with our current challenge at Let's Craft and Create.

marion said...

What a lovely squirrel, lovely card, very spring. Lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi and Honeydew, Marion said...

What a fun image! Love the squirrel! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Christy Butters said...

Adorable. That image is too cute and totally love how you created your own background paper with stamps.
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Tammi said...

This is so sweet!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Cute, cute card. Love the stamped background and vellum sentiment banner. Thanks for sharing your stamping hoard with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #5: Pick a stamp, any stamp!

pollyspaper said...

Such a fun and creative card! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. Hope you can come back to play along soon. Hugs Ginny from Polly's Paper Studio.

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so cute and I love how you did the sentiment on the vellum banner.
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Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Kitty! gosh, this is cute - love the happiness on the mushroom, and the sweetness of your squirrel image! Both are darling, and so are your color choices! Great card! hugs, de

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! What a sweet squirrel!! The vellum banner looks amazing!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

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Patti said...

Hi Kitty,

I did not know you injured your shoulder!! I'm so sorry to hear that. Glad you can still craft a bit. Be sure to take it easy!!

This card is simply adorable!! I just love that squirrel!!

Have a good day, friend.


Barbara Godden said...

Super cute card, that squirrel is just adorable as is the mushroom. Great use of the sketch.

Debi said...

Adorably fun card. Guess the shoulder is still a bit sore? Take your time letting it heal. I like seeing your cards.

Erin Stephenson said...

Adorable! Hope you heal quickly!

Mrs.B said...

Such a cute card and a lovely pretty stamped background.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril x

lost coast scrapper said...

Too cute! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Sophie said...

Einfach süß... <3


Tanja said...

Your card is adorable. The squirrel makes me smile. Thank you for joining us at ABNH 'Build a Background'!

Dots Dabbles said...

I love the message and lightness of this card. Super cute!
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Donna Idlet said...

Such an adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Debbie Seyer said...

Too cute! This card made me smile! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous!!

Gloria Stengel said...

What a fun, cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Pammejo said...

How fun, love the squirrel. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!