Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Armadillo

I made this card following the recipe from today's challenge at 365 Cards. The recipe is: 4 1/4"x5 1/2" card, stamp (digi, rubber or clear), rhinestone or pearl, fringe of some sort and sentiment of your choice. I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches to lay out my card. My color combo is this weeks color challenge at Picture Perfect Creations: bravo burgundy, river rock, perfect plum, wild wasabi. Finally, Scrappy Mom's Stamps is starting challenges now too. This is their first one and they challenged you to use the Birtday Bash Cricut cartridge to create a project.
Well, this card is 4 1/4"x5 1/2" as the recipe called for. I used a beige colored cardstock for my card base. I then cut a green piece of cardstock at 4"x5 1/4." The red rectangles are cut at 1 1/4"x3 3/4." I then embossed them with the Tiny Mosaics folder. I also cut a fringe on one side of each of them. The diamond shape is cut from George and Basic Shapes, at 5," I used the shadow function for the purple diamond and the regular function for the white one. I embossed the white one with the Tiny Mosaics folder as well. The two circles are cut with an EK Success punch and then I stamped them with a flower image, using olive ink by ColorBox. The armadillo is cut at 2 1/2" from Birthday Bash. Instead of using the piece for his ears and cheek I inked them instead, with pink pastel ink by ColorBox. I then used a marker to highlight the edges of the inking. I also decided to use some google eyes instead of the paper pieces because I thought it looked more fun on him. I cut the 61 from Birthday Bash as well, at 1." I used a white gel pen to do some doodling on my pieces. The armadillo is pop-dotted to the card for dimension. I finished the front of the card off with some purple flat-backed pearls near the white circles. The inside of the card has purple cardstock cut at 4"x5 1/4" and white cardstock cut at 3 3/4"x5." I did some more doodling around the edges with my white gel pen and stamped the sentiment in olive ink again. The stamp is from Hero Arts.

14 comments:

  1. Wow, Paula Bee - you really put on your thinking cap today! Great card, I love how everything came together. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

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  2. Wow this is a great card. Lots of elements that blend so well together. Thank You for joining Scrappy Moms this week.

    Meriah

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  3. Your creativity know no bounds. This is an awesome card. You rocked all of the challenges. thanks so much for playing with us again this week Paula Bee. I always look forward to see what you are going to create next. Hope we will see you next week too at PPC.

    Tamie - PPC DT

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  4. Wonderful card. Love those googly eyes.

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  5. This is so cute! I love the bright colors! Thanks for joining us for the first Scrappy Moms challenge!
    Lauren

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  6. Very unique, love the texture!

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  7. Very cute card! Love your colors and cuttlebugging.. sooo cute~! Thanks for joining us!!


    ♥Tammy

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  8. Oh my stars! I am from Texas and I have GOT to make this card! I recently moved to New Mexico but I will always be a Texan! This is adorable!

    Love your cards, by the way!

    Sheree
    cravinscrappin.blogspot.com

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  9. Nice card! I like the fringe on the sides!

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  10. Super cute armadillo! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  11. What a cute armadillo! My DH and I saw a lot of these in Florida last January when we were there on vacation - they are actually cute! LOL...thanks for joining us at PPC this week - you rocked our color combo!

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  12. Great job combining challenges girl! Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at PPC!

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  13. I love this card...that armadillo is so cute and I love the colors you chose!
    Thanks for playing along with us for Terrific Tuesdays!

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