Friday, October 11, 2013

Some cards to share...

Good afternoon and TGIF! Today I have a few cards to share: two of them I actually submitted for publication. Obviously they weren't picked. I haz a sad. (See Lindsey, I TOLD you I was gonna use that phrase at some point! LOL!) The last I made just for fun. Check it:

...and the inside:

I had this sentiment in my mind to pair with that image ever since I saw the movie Twilight. Finally did something about it! I printed the sentiment from the computer onto some DP, die cut the scalloped circle off the edge and adhered with foam squares. I then stamped, colored and fussy cut the image also adhering with foam squares. Added a few enamel dots. (Disclaimer: The enamel dots were in no way meant to be thought of as blood drops, just pretty embellies! LOL!)  I just now thought of that while typing this post! Duh! (facepalm) Anyway, here's the second card:

Yep, punch line on the inside of the card! HA!

I really suck at making my own card designs. That's why I use sketches. A lot. But I love my inside sentiment, again printed from my computer. (My brother-in-law should be receiving this card in the mail today! LOL!) I die cut the dino, stamped and colored him, added Glossy Accents to his eye and adhered with foam squared on top of two Bam Bubble dies.

Ok, last one:

...and the inside:

This card came together probably within 10 minutes. (I know. It freaked me out too. Usually, it's like 2 hours minimum for me to make a card.) What made it so quick was that I already had the card base and the wine glasses cut. They were just sitting on my desk waiting to be used. Found that scrap of teal card stock, trimmed and adhered, then the glasses were added with foam squares. Rounded one corner, stamped the sentiment, finished the inside and done!

Thanks for staying until the end of my long winded post! It's still raining here in my neck of the woods. Still.  I'm seriously thinking I may have to get crafty in another way and start building an ark if this rain doesn't move off the coast soon. ☺

Hope your weekend is a crafty one! Tootles!


Lion and lamb card:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Eco Friendly; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Echo Park - Happy Days
Card Stock: Paper Smooches - aqua from the Lily Collection; Strathmore water color paper
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Classic Scalloped Circles Nesties; MME - enamel dots; Marvy Uchida markers; Sentiment printed from Microsoft Word; Adhesives: SA by 3L EZ Runner & 3D foam squares

Dino card:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Cutasaurau; Birthday Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Basic Grey - Persimmon
Card Stock: Recollections; Strathmore water color paper
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches Dino's 1 and Bam Bubbles Dies; Marvy Uchida markers; sentiment printed from Microsoft Word; Adhesives: SA by 3L - EZ Runner and 3D foam squares

Let's Celebrate card:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Free Spirits, Digits
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, Teal Zeal
DP: Studio Calico - Snippets
Card stock: Recollections (white); Cor' Dinations (teal)
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches - Drink Glasses dies; Fiskars corner rounder; Adhesives: SA by 3L - EZ Runner and 3D foam squares


  1. Great cards Chris!!!!
    At least you're not extinct....HILARIOUS!!! Love it!

  2. Super card chris, I like to use sketches too it is so much easier. I suck at making my own.

  3. Oh, I haz a sad for u, 2! :D I have yet to figure out how cards are picked for publication. These are all so worthy! (Yes, even the one you made for fun...)

  4. I love all of these, Chris!! I LOL'd at the sentiment on the first card since I'm a Twilight fan. Your colouring is awesome on those animals, especially the t-rex. What a cutie pie! And seriously awesome use of patterned paper for those wine glasses!

  5. These are awesome! I haz a sad for you too. I think you come up with fantastic cards on your own, you loonie tune. I bet you can guess that my fave is that awesome snarky dino ;) And about the 'blood drops' - omg, I laughed. I never thought it until you said, and now I can't unsee it :)

  6. these are so cute! I love the middle one.

  7. Your cards are so adorable! You cracked me up with the blood drops thing! But seriously, you come up with the best sentiments and punch lines! The BEST!
    And I hear ya on the rain....we are starting day 8 of non-stop misery......Boo Hiss!

  8. fabbo cards dahling! each one is perfect. you really are a ps pro


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