Monday, September 13, 2010

Oh, nuts!



Hi everyone!  Here's the other Starving Artistamps card I said I would post!  I made this for my friend John, whose birthday I wasn't prepared for, as you probably assumed from the message on the card. ;)  I tried to keep the colors masculine and earthy, so I used some patterned papers by K&Co (brown) and DCWV (stripes), along with some light blue and tan cardstock.  I colored the nutty-looking squirrel with my watercolor pencils, but I was in a rush, so I didn't work on my shading this time.  :(  To add interest, I punched the blue paper with my EK Success scalloped border punch.  I added some cut-out acorns and a bit of brown bling to finish off the card- hopefully the brown color doesn't make the bling look girlie (???)!  My regret about this card is that I stamped the sentiment directly onto the stripes, and realized afterwards that it's a little hard to read, but at least I'll know not to make that mistake again.  I've only played with my SA stamps a little bit, but you can see I've been having fun with them!  They're a hoot!  I have a Christmas set I'm anxious to ink up, but that will have to be put on hold for a while as I still need to get started on my Halloween cards.  I also want to make autumn cards to use up the piles of fall-themed papers I have, so I really need to get busy.  I LOOOOOOVE this time of year as I work better under pressure.  It's just one holiday after another, and it really helps me use up my stash.  Now  if only I could figure out a way to keep my Etsy shop maintained, I'd be golden.  lol! :)  Alrighty, enough rambling for tonight.. hope you like my card, and thanks for popping in!


-Suzanne :O )
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3 comments:

Renee Lamb said...

I think your card is absolutely adorable! I don't think the sentiment is too hard to read! I think it's all perfect!!!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Oh, I love that crazy little critter! We'd love it if you considered entering some of your projects at Papercraft Star, we're having a big gift certificate drawing right now to celebrate our followers! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/lets-celebrate-early-enter-our-2500.html

GiftsByHeidi said...

This turned out great!! I can read the sentiment just fine, and I'm sure he loved the card!

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