Tuesday, September 11, 2012

stretch those stamps (HA, ABNH, CFC, embossing)



 Recognize this little dude?  He's from this Hero Arts set, which is clearly a Christmas set.  But one of the challenges in this month's contest at HA is to use "a stamp for all seasons."  Read:  for all occasions.


Perusing my HA Christmas stamps I happened upon Le Frog.  Knowing I wanted to bed him on some green embroidery thread (a la this card) and having gone to college at a time was preppy was in (know what's coming???), I decided if I gave him a neon pink scarf, he wouldn't have to be a Christmas frog anymore.  I hate long sentences.

Also knew I wanted to do some embossing to add interest to my CAS card.  And since the girls over here wanted to see it!
As well as here:


Presenting Le Frog wishes you a happy birthday.


Selective inking allowed me to use this sentiment for the bubble - continuing the rest on the inside of the card.  And I squealed when I noticed the teensy crown also included in the sentiment set.  Perfectomundo for Le Frog's cabeza - gold, of course.  Googly eyes?  That was a no-brainer.

Have a bon jour mon amis...



Supplies Happy Birthday:
Paper: card base Papermania
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink:Aladine, Versafine
Tools: embossing folder Cuttlebug, corner rounder EKS
Other: embroidery floss, embossing powder, googly eyes


11 comments:

  1. Oh how cute is that little prince! Love his eyes! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  2. This is stinkin' cute!!! Love those eyes and that bit of embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  3. Ahhhhhhh! The crown is adorbs! You are one smart cookie! Loooooooooove this!

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  4. Really, really like this one, Maria! It's clever. Lots of white space used to perfection.

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  5. Cute! Cute! Cute! Love the embossing, the thought bubble, and the green floss grass is genius!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  6. Wooo...ahh...this is too stinky cute, Maria! Love the googly eye and the cute little outfit for the froggie! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  7. What a cute frog! Love the embossing! Thanks for playing along at A Blog Named Hero!

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  8. This is such an adorable card. ;-) I love the colors and the polka dot embossing, and that little image is fantastic! Beautiful work. ;-)

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  9. I love this!! The lily pad floss is so cute:) So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays this week:)

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  10. Oh this is so cute!! Congrats on being a Heroine on ABNH!

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