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1/14/2013

Thinking of you

Good morning & once again, a BIG WARM WELCOME to a new follower. Thanks so much for joining me here in blogland, and I hope you will enjoy the things I post. Some time ago, I posted a link to http://gingershouse.blogspot.ca/2012/02/cards-for-sebastian.html about a little fella who is undergoing some surgery. Since I don't have any 'kid friendly' stamps like dinosaurs, toys, etc, I hunted for this little fishing guy. This is a Penny Black slapstick stamp that was very easy to color with copics. The butterflies (snippet paper) are from an MS heart punch that has 2 tiny, 1 small butterfly. Put some Glossy Accents on the butterflies for a bit of glisten.  Image was diecut with a Sizzix die, which cuts exactly what you see. I like these dies, but you can't emboss with them (at least I don't know how to emboss with 'em, as I do with the Spellbinders). I always use either Copic Xpress or Neenah paper for the stamped image if I'm going to color with copics. The green mat was done by tracing around the outside of the cutting die, slightly enlarging it, as the next size up was too big. It was a very green piece of snippet that I found when stacking up a pile of scraps to put in a plastic flat bin (oh happy day...at least one pile put up...you know I'll never find anything in it again though!). It was just too green so I took Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and sponged 'round the edges. Liked the look much better. The butterscotch cardbase was a snippet from the same pile, just the right size for a small card for a small boy! I hope Sebastian will like this one. I'm going to get this in an envelope for Ginger who is collecting cards for Sebastian, and I hope - if you have some spare time - you might join in cheering up a little fella. Also, please let's keep our good friend Bernie in our thoughts & prayers as we start this week. Thanks for your help folks. Now I'm off to see what those foxy girls at the Playground are up to....Won't you come along? I promise there will be lovely fun and lots of gorgeous projects to enjoy. As always, thanks for stopping to visit, and have a Great Monday. Hugs.

12 comments:

Di said...

Hi Mary!! What a fabulous snippets card - super image too. I love the soft sponging round the edge of the gorgeous image.

Like you, I do love Sizzix dies but don't think you can emboss the edges - I bet there could be a way, just I haven't worked it out. Ganna have a little play with mine here :)

We had some snow in the Playground this morning but it melted already, The swings are wet though :))

Hugs, Di xx

Susan Sieracki said...

Mary, this is adorable...what a great stamp to use. I love that he's hold that frog.

Jackie said...

Hi Mary!
I really like your card! It's very cute & I adore that image you used!

I found your blog on the Outlawz & I'm now following you. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sebastian will love your card, Mary! It is perfect; you know I love it, too, with that frog!! You are so thoughtful.

Brenda said...

Aww this card is adorable Mary! I love this little guy image, perfect for a little boy! I think your card will put a huge smile on this little fella's face! Hugs!

Redanne said...

It is a beautiful card Mary, love the frog and I am sure Sebastian will love it as it is perfect for a little boy. Great idea to use the die to cut around for the mat. Hugs, Anne x

CarysL said...

Such a lovely card! It's so detailed and i think it's perfect for a child! :) x

Bonnie said...

What a handsome little guy with his frog! Sure to bring a smile to Sebastian's face!

scrappymo! said...

This boys card is great and i think Sebastian is going to love it. That image is wonderful...your colouring turned out so nice.
Great idea to ink the edges...I have done that and I have also coloured a white mat with copics to have it blend when didn't have the right shade of cardstock!!!

Pumpy said...

That colouring is great, getting good hey! love the boy and his frog.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fab card Mary.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I love this card Mary.

As far as embossing goes . . .is there a ridge you can run an embossing ball tool around? If so, leave the die cut image INSIDE the die and run the ball tool around the inside of the die on the reverse of the image. I use this method of embossing quite often.

Hugs
Sarn xxx