Friday, January 15, 2016

Gecko in the Cherry Blossoms

When I saw this week's unique color at Pals Paper Arts, I immediately thought of the gecko I die-cut from a can of AriZona Green Tea.

The background is a rubber stamp from my stash, and I stamped it & the sentiment (from Clear Arts Stamps) in black directly onto white cardstock. I was inspired (again) by the Ink Smooshing technique challenge at Happy Little Stampers. After letting the piece dry, I added detail to the cherry blossom stamp with black & clear Wink of Stella glitter pens. I wrapped a bit of baker's twine on the top and adhered the piece to the card with foam tape. The tin can gecko is attached with foam tape & Glossy Accents.
Happy Little Stampers CAS Card Challenge: Ink Smooshing + CAS (2nd entry)
Pals Paper Arts: Mint, Melon, Black

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting!


  1. Super creative CG! Love the "smooshing" technique and cutting the gecko from the ice tea can is genius! Thank you for playing with Pals paper Arts this week. Hope to see you again soon.

  2. Love the background stamp behind your smooshing! The gecko is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  3. What a great card! I love the colorwashed panel - and the fact that you cut this guy from an Arizona Tea can is brilliant! Thank you so much for playing along with my Color Challenge at the Pals Paper Arts this week - so nice to have you playing along.

  4. CJ, your card is amazing! The background is so creative and pretty. And, I love that Arizona tea and totally recognize those colors! Clever, clever! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us this week at our Pals Paper Arts challenge!


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