Thursday, December 10, 2009

Feeling Froggy

Maybe the title should say "foggy", because that's how my brain felt at first when a friend asked me to make a set of note cards for her adult step-daughter, who loves frogs. The specs were that she wanted "a frog theme; her favorite colors are black, green and turquoise...have fun!". Ooookay.

I don't collect frog stamps, having only one little bitty one that would not have worked. So I went here and found these digital images. Yes, I cheated. But it felt so right. lol. These are the cards I came up with, along with the box. This is a set of eight cards and envelopes. My camera and I obviously weren't on friendly terms for the card pix. Have no idea why, because the picture of the box looks great and everything was set up the same for the cards. Oh well, I think you'll get the idea. Here we go:

The box for the cards is the pizza box style, sized for A2 cards. Used black for the box. Embossed the turquoise panels with a Cuttlebug strip. Stamped her name with JustRite font and cut it out with Spellbinders Label, attached to panel. I printed the image as-is from pccrafter already colored, got it to the size I wanted, cut it out with Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, as well as a black base. The only thing I added was some Twinkling H2O's to her swimsuit, though it's hard to see in the picture. Added a CB embossed strip to the front edge of the box, and decorated the corners with BG Euphoria paper cut with a corner adorner.

Now for the cards. Sorry they're blurry. They are each a little different, with 2 of each design in the set.

I attached the BG Euphoria strip to the turquoise base, then embossed with various CB folders. Cut out the images with different Spellbinders dies, sponged the edges with green then black on the very edge. Used two different JustRite fonts for her initial, cut those out with Spellbinders and gave them a base as well. I added Twinkling H2O's to the swimsuits in two images. Put lavender Stickles on the sunglasses (top one) - think that's my favorite, and also Waterfall Stickles on the water of third one. These ended up being a lot of fun to make after I got over the mojo hurdle. My friend really liked them and said her step-daughter would love them. Yay! :)

Stamps: JustRite Monogram stamps.
Paper: Basic Grey Euphoria, The Paper Studio CS.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Spellbinders dies, Stickles, Cuttlebug folders, Twinkling H2O's, rhinestones.


Barb said...

Oh, Nancy! These are wonderful note cards. I'm not a frog collector, either, but I must say these are really cute! And you pute the turquoise, green and black together perfectly!! It is so good to see you back, too!


Tony said...

You know I'm technologically challenged, but I finally found your blog. Had to see these cards you said you had a hard time with. These are so GREAT! Made me smile. I'm sure the girl receiving them will love them!


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

How are you doing? Good to see you again. Your gift set is totally cute. I love the box you made to go with them. She will love them and you are a wonderful friend for making them so personalized! :0)

Yvonne said...

Hey Nancy!
Long time no see!! So glad you`re back:) What beautiful cards you`ve made. The embossing is gorgeous and so are the colors. Awesome!

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi Nancy! Nice to hear from you! Adorable gift! ha ha! Frogs are not my thing either..but these sure are CUTE! :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are great...while I'm not a big frog fan, your friend was truly fortunate that you had so many cute frog images! Great variety of textures and colors.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

You did a great job on a tough challene! That frog part would have totally baffled me -- LOL!! Way to go!

stephanie said...

These are fabulous - I love them.

Shirley said...

How fun and pretty they all are!