11 October 2008

Challenge Entry - a popping frog!


Stampin Up and Unfrogettable
Stampin Up and Unfrogettable
Stampin Up and Unfrogettable
Well I'm trying to be efficient but also do some challenges, my new SBS sisters have started the first one but that requires 5 cards - so I'll be stamping a storm this weekend - especially as it's cold & wet!

Anyhow back to the point the incredibly talented Kristina Werner who does Make A Card Monday (& now TGIF) tutorials has a regular challenge - so this is my entry for her latest challenge plus for Trudi from NZSU blog to make a Happy Birthday card (clever eh' 2 challenges TICK).

Inspiration was taken from the Frog on top of the duvets plus I'd just had out for a new customer the cards I've made using Unfrogettable so I've changed the colours to fit with Kristina's challenge from one I already had made.


Stamp sets: Unfrogettable, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Card stock: Ruby Red, Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, So Saffron DSP (Palette o' Prints pack)
Ink: Basic Black, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Other: Mat pack, white Signo gel pen, blender pen, distresser, sponge dauber

Cutting Dimensions:
Ruby red: 10-1/2 x 4-1/8" - score at 5-1/4" and 3/4"
Ballet blue: 2-1/2 x 4" - score at 1/2" plus 9-1/4 x 3-3/4" - score at 4-1/4" plus create a mountain fold around centre fold for half the cut out frog to be attached too. I created mine by folding the card stock at the score mark then marking on top edge with a pencil at 2" & a mark on centre fold at 1-3/4". Place a ruler on the 2 marks- should look like a triangle & using my bone folder score a line. This will create a PEAK. Click HERE to see a wee tutorial.
Certainly Celery: 4 x 3/4"
So Saffron DSP: 4 x 1/2"

Front of the card I have stamped the bottom half with Ruby Red & the Itty Bitty Backgrounds splotchy stamp, this has also been stamped on the Whisper White with Certainly Celery ink - makes the froggie have spots on his tummy. Lightly sponged around the Whisper White Card stock with So Saffron.

Thanks for poppin' over!


12 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

Fabby froggy!!

Diane said...

That is one very cute card and the colours soooo suit it

Ryemilan said...

Hi Karen,

Gorgeous card!

I am just waiting for the Crystal Effects to dry on a card I have also made for Kristina's challenge using this same froggy! He really suits the colours doesn't he :-)

Cheers,
Sam.

Debby said...

Good luck with the challenge. I'm busy with birthday girl happenings all weekend so my stamping time is practically down to zero right now. Love the froggy card. Very cute!

Stevie Merryweather said...

Very Cute!

Maria Gurnsey said...

this is a great stamp set for this challenge. love it!!

Sharon said...

This is sooooo cute! I don't have this set yet but it might just have to go on the wish list!

Angie Tieman said...

How cute!! Love the little frog with these great colors!

Judy said...

So sweet. Oh you are such a clever girl.

THE PAPER HANDMAIDEN said...

Love the frog. I think I dated him once. Too cute.

Valems said...

Such a cute card. Love the frog.

Softangelkisses said...

How cute! Thanks for sharing