Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Going Dotty

Greetings to my cyber visitors - it is beginning to look as though this blog is a case of feast or famine!!  I seemed not to be able to get to the computer last week, and this week I have the computer with me, but I am away from home and quite busy with my DD and Granddaughter. Not that I mind that.

I made this card shortly before I left home - it is basically quite a simple card, but because of the busy background paper, I would not call it a "clean and simple" card.

The elephant image is from the Layers of Color Polka Dot Parade set of stamps.  I stamped it onto watercolour paper (hence the slightly thickened edges to the image as the paper absorbed the ink rapidly) with Memento tuxedo black ink, and painted it with watercolour crayons. 

I then cut the image out using my nestabilities classic ovals (petite #5), embossed it and sponged ink onto the top and bottom of the image before removing the die,  then mounted it onto a yellow scalloped oval.

The card base was a lovely bright yellow card, the origins of which I do not know, over which I layered some some Warehouse (think Michaels in USA) design paper.  I stamped and embossed the greeting (from Kiwistamping) in gold, mounted the feature panel and it was complete.

A lovely bright card for a child's birthday done in about 30 minutes!

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May your day be blessed.


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - I hope you are enjoying your DGD - how blessed she is having a loving Grandmother! I love this card - that elephant is adorable! The balloons are a great DP - this is such a fun card! Love it! Thanks for sharing Maxine - I always look forward to seeing your works of the heart! {{{hugS}}}

Ange McKay, North Shore Stamper said...

so cute:) I love that little elephant! thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

I love the cheerfulness of this card, Maxine! The graphic style is perfect for the liveliness of the elephant and busy colorful bg. I do adore the celebratory mood of your fresh and lovely card!

Shanda Stirk said...

Very very cute! Great children's card! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

savvy teaching tips said...

I am so glad you played with us this week at Stampin Royalty. Great card.

Sabriena Satchwell said...

Wonderful card!!! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week! :-)