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Friday, April 17, 2009

Deer Forest Friends

TGIF Peeps! Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend and that it does not fly by like most of the weekends do! On Sunday afternoon I am going to a friends house to do some water coloring. A few of us are meeting to try and hon our skills!!!

I put together today's card with a couple of challenges in mind. I first off used this weeks sketch challenge on splitcoast and I also used this weeks Ways to Use it Challenge which was to use or make a frame.

I love sketch challenges as you all know and I had the frame thing in mind to use with this set anyway, because that tree just seems out of proportion to me to the animals, the set is SU's Forest Friends ans is adorable.

So it all just fell into place, love it when that happens.

If you follow the sketch challenges on splitcoast you know that Roxie, the sketch challenge hostess, always puts measurements in her sample card. I love that.

So I started my card by making the frame, I cut the pacific point card stock to the measurements she had specified: 3 1/8 x 4 1/8”, I then got out my circle nesties and to see what size would work with the tree image and wold fit the panel. I centered the piece over my nestie, leaving a bit more space at the bottom, and then ran it through the cuttlebug to cut. I then ran it through the cuttlebug again with the swiss dot embossing folder to add some more texture.

I stamped the tree onto some white cardstock with kiwi and chocolate chip and used dimensionals to attach it to the pacific blue piece. I added some silver brads to the corner and then matted it all onto a piece of baja card stock that is just 1/8 inch larger.

The DS paper I used is from the Good Morning Sunshine pack and is matted with more pacific. The base of the card is baja and I used baja ribbon, to "hang" my frame.

The cute little deer is stamped with chocolate chip and cut out and mounted on the outside of the frame.

I did not add a sentiment to this card as I could not make one work with my layout, it is soooo hard for me to make a card with out a sentiment on the front, but people tell me it is fine to do so, just hard for me!!! LOL!!!

The inside of the card is layered with more pacific and white cardstock and I used the single SU stamp that reads: "So glad you are one of my "dearest" friends." I think that fits the front don't you?

Well, that is all for today, I hope I have something to share with you tomorrow, I am feeling so "mojoless" last night and today.!! UGH!!! Hate that.

Thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!



Pia said...

This is a great card! I love the color combo and the layout, and the little deer is just so cute by that tree!

Unknown said...

so pretty, its a wonderful card.

Rose said...

This card is so creative Vicki! So much detail! I love it! Have a great weekend!


Elizabeth said...

Lovely card Vicki and I adore the way the image seems to hang from the bow at the top. Enjoy your watercoloring this weekend. I shall be playing in my craft room.

Dana Hatch said...

love the color, layout, everything about it!

Kim Pope said...

This card is too cute! I love it.

Becky said...

This is a card done with someone who has an awesome imagination :), love this card.

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! I love this unique layout, Vicki! Well done, well done!

Tammy said...

Hi Vicki...I'm totally loving this! That deer is so cute! Now I'm asking myself why I didn't order that.

Sharon said...

Love how you made the deer in the foreground to help with perspective of the tree! Beautiful!

Dawn Easton said...

Vicki, this is beautiful! I love the little scene you created!! I quite often leave a sentiment off the front because it just doesn't fit or's when I decorate and stamp the inside ;)

Have fun stamping and colouring with some friends this weekend!

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Vicki...tfs!!!

Anonymous said...

Great card! I love it too when sketches come with measurements - it makes life so much easier trying to cut out the right sizes.