Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Thank Ewe

I made these for my 5 yo's thank you cards for all of his birthday loot. I like it when an idea in my head actually works out. I kept this fairly simple since that's what I tend to do and I also had to make several of these.

I'm really loving Rubber Soul stamps! This little sheep and sentiment are from the A Day at the Zoo clear set. The small oval is also a Rubber Soul stamp--couldn't find the Amuse one at my LSS so I got this one and love it! I got this color combo from CC116 at SCS. The card base is Cool Caribbean and I need to get some more before the end of the month and it's gone forever since I absolutely love this color. I put a one inch strip of Chocolate Chip in the center of the card and the bottom is Garden Green. I freehand cut the top and then distressed it with my Cutter Tool. I punched the Whisper White with myGiga Scalloped Oval and stamped the sheep with my Versamagic Jumbo Java Dew Drop--this is probably the color I use the most. I love how rich and brown it is. I then masked him/her off and stamped the small oval with my Garden Green Classic inkpad. If I do this again, I'll probably cut the legs of the sheep a little more carefully and precisely and actually cut in between the legs to get rid of that white space there. I inked up the edges of the oval with my Versamagic Sea Breeze Dew Drop and then mounted it on the card with some foam squares that I've had for ages. I also stamped the Thank Ewe sentiment in Jumbo Java on the bottom right corner of the card.

I really like how this turned out and dh even gave it 2 thumbs up which is huge since he generally does the courtesy glance and goes "that's nice".

While I was stamping, I was half listening/watching VH1 since the 40 Most Softsational Soft Rock songs was on. Man, did this take me back! Things like this make me feel old :-) and also give dh a great opportunity to tease me. I'm 3 years older than him and he loves going--hey, I was in 5th grade when this song came out because I'd have to admit I was starting high school. Yeesh, nothing like making me feel like a cradle robber!

Thanks for visiting and it was good to get my fingers inky again. I can't wait to play with more toys but probably won't have time to tomorrow since my little guy is graduating from preschool.

1 comment:

  1. adorable card!
    (I know what you mean about the hubby going, "yeah, that's nice." Mine even stopped glancing at the card when he says it...he is two years younger than me....hhmmmmmm maybe it is their immaturity that makes them "dumb" huh?)


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