Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Hoppy Birthday


I am just squealin with delight! I figured out how to move my watermark all by myself! I know, some of you are thinking...this lady is a moron. Well, that is most likely true when it comes to computers. I just don't "get" most of the computer stuff very easily. So, this little achievement is so exciting! We'll see if I can remember tomorrow....
I finally received my paisley background stamp! I have seen sooo many awesome samples with it I broke down and bought it. I had to get that new stamp inked! I also wanted to use the awesome ribbon I got from Michelle so I decided to try and use them together. I pulled the green color out of the ribbon and matched it with SU Green Galore. That color just called for the unfrogettable set. I stamped the paisley with Green galore on the front of my white card and then sliced off about 1-1/2 inches across the bottom. I stuck the ribbon along the edge and stamped "hoppy birthday' on the lower edge where the inside peeked out. For the froggy, I stamped him with Staz-on on watercolor paper and watercolored him with stamp pads and the aqua painters. I then punched him out with a marvy circle punch. I love the size of this punch, but it doesn't like the thick paper very much. I had to trim the edges of the circle after I punched it to clean them up. I used my old wavy decorative shears (Do you still have some of those?) for the green galore border. I added a bit of ribbon to the focal point with a good ol stapler. I like the look of the staple. I think it is an easy way to add a bit of metal to anchor it all. To finish it all off, I added crystal effects to the eyes and all the circle parts of "hoppy birthday." This is one of those cards that I didn't really like until I was done. I wasn't sure how the watercolor paper was going to look on the white...but I just went ahead and finished it and I am pleased with it. Maybe my sister will get this card...Her birthday is Friday so I have lots of time. My family knows me well enough to not expect their birthday gifts/cards till After their birthday. ;o)

3 comments:

Allison said...

Great looking card!

Anonymous said...

Hey, that one is just jumpin with fun. I'm green with envy. It's a hoppy card all right!
MOM

Joan said...

This card is adorable. I forgot about my favorite froggy. Thanks for reminding me.