Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Feelin' Sassy at Card Cupids

It's time for another great challenge at Card Cupids! We're sponsored by Sassy Cheryl's Digis, so I used her adorable Noah & Patches digi to make this card for a Card Cutie:

For this two-week challenge (Sept. 15 - 30), we're teaming up with Sketch Saturday to offer you this great sketch (left)!

The only other requirement for our challenge is to send in at least one card to Card Cupids (the simple instructions are here).

Plus, you can enter your card into both the Card Cupids' and Sketch Saturday challenges.

Besides the sketch, the design of this card was inspired by current Recipe Challenge at Scrap It Girl: twine, arrows, circles, bird, red. It really sparked my imagination!  The brids are stamped onto little yellow, embossed die cuts that I had in my stash. The birdies are actually from a birdhouse stamp, but I selectively inked it. Sorry, I just really needed tiny birds! I colored them with colored pencils, because my Copics bled too much. I'm really happy with how they came out, but I did have to stamp them three times before I got the results I wanted.

I heat-embossed the Hero Arts sentiment onto an arrow-shaped brad that I've had in my stash forever (like, over 5 years!) The image was colored with Copics, but I computer-generated the red border.

And, just like any little boy, my card was on the go! This is what happens when you take photos on a windy day (don't worry, it didn't sustain any permanent damage!):

Gingerloft Challenge: Embossing
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge: Embossing
Kaboodle Doodles: Babies &/or Children
Scrap It Girl's September Challenge: Recipe - Twine, Arrows, Circles, Bird & the color Red
Sketch Saturday Week #225: Sketch (above left)
Shopping Our Stash #69: Emboss It
Stamp and Create: Anything Goes

Update: This card was chosen as one of the Top 3 for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #137. Thank you Petya for choosing my card!

Thank you for visiting,


  1. great card.. and great way to incorporate our recipe items. Fun & Colorful too.. thanks for joining Scrap It Girl's Monthly challenge.

  2. Love it!

    He so cool & just love all the bright bold colours & embossing. Brill

    Thanks for joining us again at Gingerloft
    TRacey DT

  3. What a great card! Love the image, colors and the embellishment with the birds on the twine is just too cute!

    And thanks for your kind words regarding my card at Gingerloft, it warms my heart!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Gingerloft.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Gingerloft Design Team Member

  4. such a cute card!!! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

  5. what a super-fun and ♥FAB♥ little boy card design, not to mention a great use of embossing! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

    ps: loving the "action shot" at the end... at least i am NOW that i know the card didn't blow right into a puddle or something! holy wow! :)

  6. What a stunner - love that cheeky image.

    Thanks for joining us at gingerloft.


  7. This is a really fabulous boy card! Just love the DP. And your coloring is amazing.

    Thanks for joining us as Gingerloft Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  8. Your card is so adorable...the image is too cute!!!

  9. Awww, this is really cute, I love your little birdies, thank goodness the card didn't blow away. Thanks for playing at Scrap It Girl.

  10. Hah! I take my pics inside & still manage to knock them over. Cool that you got a pic mid-fall!! I love the image & that sentiment is perfect with it. Thanks so much for playing along with the embossing challenge at Shopping our Stash (and sorry for my belated comment!)

  11. What a fun card! Heat embossing on a brad, wow, I never thought about that! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

  12. Love all the textures, esp. the twine and embossing! Thanks for joining the Scrap It Girl September "Recipe Challenge".

  13. Super cute card! Thanks for playing at Scrap It Girl!!!

  14. Cute! Cute! Cute! I love the image that you used...great color scheme, too! Thanks for joining Scrap-It-Girl's monthly challenge!


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