Tuesday, February 17, 2009

another new home!

Hi everyone! This card is not my usual style, but I was inspired by Heidi (check out her gorgeous card HERE) to make a fun tree, and it lent itself well to a "new home" card for my friend Charles who just moved in with his boyfriend :) I wanted to keep the card funky looking, so I purposely put the roof on askew and tore the edge of the "grass"-- hopefully it looks like I did that on purpose and not because I messed up! lol

Okay, so the dark blue paper is Gartner, the green flocked floral is DMD and the light blue is K&Co. I bought the gray paper at Big Lots, but I don't think the pack of paper had a label on it (suspicious, right?!), and the pink dotted paper came from a swap, so I don't know that manufacturer either. The "new home" sentiment is by Inkadinkado and the green chipboard sticker is Heidi Grace. The door stamp is Hero Arts and the tree stamp is Colorbok- finally got to play with my Friendly Forest supplies! Yesssssss! :D

When I first set out to make the tree, I didn't know how I was going to decorate it, and then it came to me (I swear a lightbulb went on lol) that I have tons of Doodlebug sequins to use, so I attached them all over the tree with yellow brads from The Eyelet Outlet. I cut out the clouds free-hand and added some of my Fun Flock by Stampendous to give it a fuzzy feel. I ran the roof through my Cuttlebug, and 8 hours later I was finished! :P Well, maybe not 8 hours, but this card definitely took me a while, especially since I felt out of my comfort zone. But anyway, I hope you like it and thanks to Heidi for the inspiration! Thanks for checking in!

-Suzanne :O )


Heidi Van Laar said...

Aww, your so sweet!
This is beautiful! I love the tree.. the sequins look fabulous! The house is super cute too!

(-: Heidi

Janice W. said...

Suzanne this card is so cute!! I love the tree and the embossed roof! Super cute!

rae said...

Suzanne this is DARLING, I'm sure your friend is going to love it!
The sequins were a great idea!

GiftsByHeidi said...

Suzanne, that is awesome!! Love all the details you put into it!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card. Love it!! Your friend is lucky to be the one receiving it. I found your blog while visiting Heathers blog. Glad I did. You have a lovely blog!


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