Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I'm Back!

So with all of the Mother's Day fun this weekend, I thought that I'd take a little Blog Siesta. I need those from time to time. I have been doing some stamping, though, so I've got lots to share. I'll start with this PTI card.

I had a lot of fun with my Pond Life set. There's so many possibilities for that set, and just too little time! For this card, I focused on the fish and fishing.

I used the cattail stem for the rod and some linen thread for the string. The hook came from a paper clip that I trimmed down. My favorite part of this card is the way that the fish "comes out" of the water.

I cut a slit in the "ripple" with my craft knife and slipped the prestamped and cut out fish in it, masked, and stamped the tail that is still "under" the water. It's a little dimensional, too - you can see the shadow.

The tiny caterpillar is from the "hand stamped" stamp. Such cute stamps in this set! I love the little "splash"!

The sentiment is cut and embossed with my Nesties, and the "water" was cut with my scallop scissors.

Well, that's about it for this card!

Thanks to everyone who commented on the "present card"! I've gotten some requests for a tutorial, so I'm planning one of those in the not too distant future. Just need to decide which stamp I'll use for the inside!

Now I'm off! Have a great day, and I'll be back soon!

xox,
Kirsten

13 comments:

  1. This is absolutely adorable. Way to go! What a cute but very masculine card. The twine would satisfy my urge to jazz it up. LOL!

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  2. That is awesome. I hope you submitted it to GSS! -Molly B

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  3. I love this! It is so cute, but not too cutsie for a guy. Very nice balance.

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  4. That's the cutest card!! So creative!

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  5. Love the card... welcome back!!

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  6. This is such a great card- your creativity blows my mind!!

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  7. Just a quick question, where did you get your Copics from?

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  8. How perfect! Wow! I love this card, Kirsten!! My husband would love it, too. You have such creativity!

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  9. LOVE this card! What a great "scene" you created with Pond Life!!

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  10. what a great, fun card. I love the colors and I especially love how you did the pole and the fish!

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