Hey there, folks! Well, I don't usually do more than one post during a given theme for the Card A Day Blog, but this week is an exception. I have a second inspiration for you during this 'friendship' week that I hope you will enjoy. Once again, except for the card base, all my pieces were leftovers/scraps. Even my central image, a wonderful digital design by Guy Gondron for an internet class I took awhile back on coloring with Copics, was a leftover image just waiting for the right project. So, since I have used a digi design on this card, I am entering it into the Seasonal Fun Challenge (must use a digital design) at CDAC. I haven't mentioned this before, but I've been having a real issue with arthritis in my right hand so that I am scarcely able to write, let alone color, for any extended time. Fortunately, I had colored this image at the time of the class, and here is my card!
When I was browsing through a collection of images I had previously printed out (or even colored), I came upon this cute turtle. I couldn't help thinking first, how cute he looks peering up at that little ladybug flying by his head, and second, how much he reminded me of a turtle my hubby encountered in our yard one day and brought into the house for us to see. Of course, we immediately named him; Bartholomew T. Turtle. I decided to use a kraft card base to mimic sand, and put Bartholomew in a little grassy area right by the sand. For the grass I used two different dies (One from Impression-Obsession and the other, I think, from Lifestyle Crafts) to cut my green scraps. Here is a close shot of the coloring and the grass:
Since I didn't want Bartholomew to look lonely on the card, I decided to put a nice frame around him. I actually used a test cut that I had saved from an earlier project. When choosing the colors for the frame, I wanted to highlight the color of the little ladybug. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in "Spiced Marmalade" and "Ripe Persimmon" to add the color to the frame. Also, I wanted to have some dimension on the card, so I layered the grasses and the frame with foam tape. Here is an angled pic for you which shows the dimension:
Finally, I stamped the simple greeting, and left the inside blank so there is lots of room to write a nice message to a favorite friend. The stamp came from a set called "Happy Messages" by Stampendous, and was stamped with Versamark "Onyx Black."
If you have some friends you haven't seen or spoken with for awhile, why not put together a few cute cards and write them a 'happy message?' Everyone loves to open their mailbox to find a lovely greeting card waiting to be enjoyed.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend!!