Good morning, y’all – I hope you had a great – and safe! – holiday weekend! We certainly enjoyed our day with our friends – eating some ribs and potato salad and watermelon. And homemade strawberry ice cream sundaes! Mmmm!
Speaking of watermelon….even Duck Duck and the ponies got some! Duck Duck dove into her corn and Duck Crumbles as usual – but then took a little break to eat some lettuce we’d given her. And to work on the watermelon. She kept moving from treat to treat. It was a veritable Goose Feast! 🙂 What a country!!
In the vein of Mary’s Ongoing Wild Kingdom Adventures…we have a squirrel. Well, actually, we have about a gazillion squirrels. One in particular though, seems to be getting a little big for his little furry britches….
A few days ago, I looked out the kitchen window and saw one of my hummingbird feeders was missing. I finally located it about 30 feet from the tree it was hanging on. This morning, I looked out and both feeders were on the ground. Little fart-knockers!
Sorry I said Fart on the internet….
I replaced the nectar, and Wayne hung them up with chains. We’ll see…. grrrrr!
Finally – and if you’re squeamish about snake pictures…..loook awaaaaaaaayyyy!
Mr. King Snake is back!! Or maybe Mr. Rat Snake. I’m not sure of his actual heritage – just that he’s one of the good guys!! SNAKE SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Please don’t kill these guys!! They keep the not-so-good-guys away! Really!! I was so glad to see him this morning (except their little ribbon-y selves do make me cringe just a little!). Now we just have to really watch for him, so we don’t run him over accidentally. Barn mice – your days are numbered!!! 🙂
That’s the end of the Wild Kingdom for today.
Now – a few of you asked to see the card that I’d decided to not blog yesterday. So….I’m going to show it to you. If it makes you laugh outright, please don’t tell me. If you have a 5 year old that you’re pretty sure could have done better – yea. Don’t tell me.
Okay – finally! On to the card for today. This one is a little note-card sized card – and I used the Pretty Kitty stamp set. And the new Layering Circles Framelits. Take a look-see:
I played along with two challenges for this one. The first drove the design – Mojo Monday Challenge #455:
And my color palette come from the Can You CASE It color challenge #127:
I started by cutting my layers. I made each of the colored mats and then cut the corner out with the 2 3/8″ Straight-side circle die in the new Layering Circles Framelits. I stacked the Pear Pizzazz and the Tempting Turquoise mats together and cut the quarter circle. Then I fussy cut the Tempting Turquoise circle a little larger to make the 1/8″ edge.
I laid my stacked mats over the top of my Whisper White card base (without sticking everything together yet!) and then used my Basic Black and Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the Pretty Kitty stamp (coloring the stamp directly). I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align my stamp onto my stacked card, getting his little paws right on the cut-out edge! I used the Markers to touch up any spots that didn’t stamp well. Then I colored the flowers – Tempting Turquoise, Dapper Denim and Pear Pizzazz – using the Stampin’ Write Markers.
At that point I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere my two colored panels together and added the “frame” element from the sketch with my Simply Scored board. With that done, I used a little more Liquid Glue to adhere the whole thing to my Whisper White card base – making sure to line the Pretty Kitty elements up!
The sentiment banner is a piece of Whisper White, matted on Pear Pizzazz – with both pieces bannerized with the Banner Triple Punch. I stamped the Pretty Kitty sentiment in Dapper Denim. Then I stamped some Pretty Kitty flowers, using the marker-to-stamp technique to color the part of the image I wanted, and the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line it all up. I colored the flowers with Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise and Dapper Denim. I even added the little butterfly in Dapper Denim.
On the inside, I repeated the mat layering with Pear Pizzazz and Tempting Turquoise. I added a Whisper White layer, that I’d repeated the scoring on – using the same basic pattern as I’d done on the front. I also added a few more of the Pretty Kitty Flowers, and a length of Dapper Denim 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon across the top, securing it in the back with scotch tape. Then I SNAILd it inside my card base.
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 10″ (card base, scored and folded at 5″); 3 1/8″ x 4 5/8″ (inner liner); 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ (sentiment banner)
Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ (first mat for card front and inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ (mat for sentiment banner)
Tempting Turquoise Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (card front and second mat for inner liner)
Subtles DSP (in Pear Pizzazz): Envelope flap
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