Thursday, July 29, 2010

A labor of love...

Sorry for the photo intensive post, but this card needed it!  My first attempt at a zig zag card, and it was so much fun!

For my card today I used some SUPER cute CC Designs stamps, Swiss Pixies Ladybug Nora, Field Fence, watering can, sentiment, and the Birthday sentiment I printed on my computer to match, then cropped the flower out of an extra of the first sentiment and glued it on.

I have used a total hodgepodge of papers on this card!  The sky paper is by Echo Park paper, the pink circles is Three Bugs in a Rug, and the green circle paper is from My Little Shoebox.

The Watering can is tucked on the inside:

All of the images were colored in copics, with the blue shading done in chalks.  Here's a closeup of Ladybug Nora perched on her fence:

and one last shot, of my card tightly closed:

I have to say that a fair bit of work went into this card... what was I thinking, cutting out the fence and Nora?  The ladybug antenna were really fun to cut out!  :p  Then when I put my colored watering can image through my bigshot, it came out with ink all over it!  I must have cut something that wasn't totally dry.  I almost left it out at that point, but after all of that work, I decided to restamp and recolor, and now it's finally complete!  Phew!

Don't forget that Jenny has all of her in-stock stamps on sale right now 15% off!  Check it out at Paper Jewels!


ABC Challenges:  zigzag card
Quixotic Paperie:  Pink, Blue & Brown -I'm hoping you will forgive me my green :)
Simon Says Stamp challenge:  Dotty
Cute Card Thursday: Add text (My own designed and printed Birthday sentiment)
Simon Says Stamp challenge at Papercraft Planet:  Summer
Caardvarks:  Birthday
Creative Inspirations:  Anything Goes


lucky socks said...

That is soooooo cute! I love the colours you used, and the sentiment is really sweet! Anyone would be super lucky to get that card on their b-day!!!

My Lucky Socks :)

Marlene said...

Your zig zag card is ADORABLE!! I've never done one of these before. Hmmm....inspiring!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute.

alicaz said...

so cute! Looks like a lot of work and the colors don't look hodge-podge at all - I thought they are all from the same collection ;)

Chris (catt871) said...

This is really cute!! I've never tried a zig zag card like that...gonna go have a whirl at it!!!!! I think your images all fit together BEAUTIFULLY!!!!

little angel said...

sweet and cute!
thanks for playing with us at CCT

Basement gal said...

Oh how sweet, I see why you needed so many photo's. Thank you for entering the challenge this week at creative inspirations.

Pops x said...

Gorgeous designs love the colours on this one, great take on zig zags hugs pops x

Cheryl said...

this really is one stunning card,the colurs the layout,the design love it all bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

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