Friday, April 11, 2014

MC Apr/14 - Orchid/Frog - You Are My Friend - HB

I was eCutting a scallop frame and trying to decide what to do with it... so then I decided to check the themes for some challenges and logging them in my brain... then started creating the card...

One challenge called for something square, another to add a frog, another for lots of blooms and a couple others for dots and/or stripes, then there were buttons, baubles and ribbon...oh yeah and put a friend sentiment on it... Sheesh talk about loaded down... (ps there are a few more challenges on it...)

So as I mentioned eCut the scallop rectangle (it will be available soon from Quietfire Design) to get a square card when folded. Stamped the stripes (Impression Obsession CAC "Random Lines") using Distress pdas ("Mustard Yellow", "Salty Ocean", "Mowed Lawn", & "Ripe Persimmon").

eCut a scalloped square frame, applied Mowed Lawn all over, ran through my machine with Sizzix "Dot Matrix" embossing folder, then hit the high points with the Salty Ocean. Adhered to card.

The drop out piece from the square, I applied the Mustard Yellow all over, spritzed with water and dried, then stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Created a silhouette image of the frog (Local King Rubber "Froggie"), colored my stamp with Distress watercolor markers, misted with water and stamped onto the cut piece, dried and adhered to the edges of the square frame.

Created a silhouette image of the orchid (Flourishes "Orchids"), stamped with Versafine "Smokey Grey", clear embossed and colored with Watercolor pencils and a waterbrush. Cut one of the flowers away from the sprig and adhered to card with 3D foam squares. Adhered the single flower straight to the card.

Die cut a bunch of buttons (Memory Box "Scalloped Buttons") from white Shrink Plastic, colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens in linear and floral designs, then heat shrunk. Adhered to card with Golden's Extra Heavy gel medium.

Added greenish round gems in alternate scallops. Punched holes in three of the scallops and tied 3 narrow ribbons through each hole (tones of "pool", "daffodil" & "olive"). added a bead of glue on the backside.

On the inside, eCut a scallop oval frame. Applied the Mustard to the scallop and the Salty Ocean to the oval. Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) with the black and clear embossed. Adhered both to inside of card.

eCut a silhouette image of the frog, colored with the Distress markers, misted with water and stamped on the cut out. adhered to card.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Scribbles Design  Monthly #15 put a toad or frog on it
Card Makin Mamas  #84 buttons, bits & baubles
Reasonable Ribbons  #92 flowers + ribbon
Squigglefly  #1414 bright spring colors
Top Tip Tuesday  #124 cute
Color Throwdown  #287 soft sky, barely banana, pistachio
Crafty Creations  #260 blue & yellow
Delightful Sketches  Easter Egg or include an oval
Inky Impressions  #154 dots & stripes
Aud Sentiment Challenge  #104 friend sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks  #189 Polka Dots
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #84 flower power
Little Miss Muffet Challenge  #83 Distress
Sassy Studio Designs  #224 make  your own embellies
Southern Girls Challenge  #90 Stripes
Fashionable Stamping  #70  favorite technique (using distress pads/markers and misting with water)
Polkadoodle  #15 animal magic
Sisteract Challenge  #52 anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly  #226 animals


I'm a Little Teapot said...

Such a sweet card, Yogi! The frog is so cute. The colors and patterns really add to the playfulness of the card.

Have a great weekend!

Jutta said...

Such a happy & cheery birthday card!
Love it!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for sharing your card with us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly

Holly Young said...

great card! You did a wonderful job making so many challenges too! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge.

Julie said...

Great card love the colours

kanatanewf said...

Lovely card with wonderful colours for spring. Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful image and design. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Unknown said...

Very cute and happy card,love the idea of the ribbons at the side,might use this idea if you dont mind,sweet card thank you for joining in with us at sassy studios and good luck

Unknown said...

oh what a gorgeous project xx

thank you so much for entering the Animal Magic Challenge over at Polkadoodles

Hugs Kerrie
Polkadoodles DT x

moore2122 said...

Cute, love the ribbons. What a great card! Thanks for playing along with Inky Impressions Challenge! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

Anjie said...

Lovey card. Thanks for joining in with our Animal Magic challenge at

Anonymous said...

This is a fun card. Thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio!

tilly said...

a beautiful card, I have a soft spot for frogs lol, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

Lou Sims said...

Adorable card and really fits beautifully with our "Animal magic" theme over at Polka Doodle Challenges ( Lou x

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our Flower Power challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xx

Vickie Z said...

Lovely card...looks like you had fun playing with goodies!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!

Sandy Palmer said...

Such a pretty card! Love the shape, and the use of the ribbons here! Thanks for sharing it with us ta delightful Challenges, "You're Egg-stra Special"! :)

Cely said...

love your cute little tree frog with the flowers! thanks for joining us this month at scribbles designs (frog challenge)!

JayBe said...

A great design - thanx for sharing at Polkadoodles this time.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Tammi said...

very cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us at SGCB!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a fun and colorful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

MommyScraps said...

Adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions!

Hugs, Adina

Sam K said...

What a lovely card, Loving all the texture. Thank you for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday Challenges. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K x

Suze said...

Love how you crafted your froggie. Thanks for joining the Toad-ally Unfrogettable Challenge at Scribbles Designs.

Unknown said...

Super card love the image. Thanks for joining our Sentiment for a child challenge at Aud Sentiment Hugs Tania (DT)xx

Anonymous said...

Fab, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh gorgeous stripey make! Thanks for joining our current challenge at Southern Girls Challenge. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

Kim Kelley said...

What a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS


Lori Turner said...

This is a cute card love that frog and the polka dot paper you have behind him! Thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Aunty Sue said...

lovely easter card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz with our challenge this week

Crea-Sandra said...

Beautiful project, I love the colors and layout!
Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls!
♥ Sandra ♥