Tuesday, January 29, 2008

How Sweet Is Right!

Time for a short Hippy break, I am finally getting chance to play with my other Gina K goodies! The stork and little sundae are my favorite images in the new Gina K Stamps for a Cause Set "How Sweet It Is" , and really different from any other stamps I have! I had another tall leggy stork stamp from an retired SU! set, but I LOVE that this one is in flight, that way you can make him taking off or coming in for a(crash!) landing LOL! After stamping the image and coloring This was SO quick and easy to color , love it!!) then outlining with my Warm Gray 20% marker (that Gina K enabled me to get!), I took my paper snips and "free"cut a random, curvy cloud shape that i thought made a really nice background for him and echoed the curves, and humps and bumps of his body and wings! Then I drew a border around the cloud with my Stardust gel pen(you might want to do this first and THEN cut if you're not comfortable cutting without some sort of pattern or line to follow) and mounted it on a a piece of CS I'd cut and embossed with my Nestabilities. I like all the cards I'm seeing with the little half circle notch on the side, but instead of threading the ribbon through it I wanted to spotlight that cute little baby bottle as well as pick up that color from the beak. My favorite(cheap!!) embellishment for baby cards is a safety pin, so I closed that around the ribbon and madee the end pointing towards the bottle to bring your eye to it. This adorable DP was from a DCVW value pack. TIP: whenever I use a patterned paper with words printed on them, while I'll HAVE to cover SOME of the cute sayings with my focal point, I always try to make sure there is one full greeting showing that I like, and position my focal point so you notice it, here you can see "little bundle" peeking out from under the safety pin and "handsome prince" runs just along the bottom corner. :)

I'll be back later with some more details and answers to some questions I've gotten about "THE CONTEST", thanks for your interest, stay tuned! Have a great day! :)

10 comments:

Libby said...

This is so cute! And such a smart tip about leaving one complete phrase on the DP. So I have to tell you - I've spent the past hour cleaning out my sample card/swap bin - I'm no longer doing SU parties so I don't feel the need to keep all of them - and I found one you did quite a while ago (I guess we were both in Kathy Rocco's downline??) - it's the 2 girls , flying a kite, and you used the "love" sentiment from wonderful words for the kite string. That is still one of my favorite swaps I've ever received! And funny to look at it now & realize it's the *famous* Melanie who now designs her own stamps! ;-) Anyway, it's one of the few I'm still hanging onto! :-)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

So, so sweet!

Heidi said...

Very cute! Thanks for the tip!

Tamara said...

I *just* found your blog through some links a few days ago, and WOW!!! I am loving your samples and your tips. thanks so much.

Rose Ann said...

So cute!! I love the dimension, colors and ribbon/pin!!

Linsey said...

Adorable, Melanie...and super tip regarding worded patterned paper! I'll take any and all tips I can get from you! :P I didn't win Gina's Copic giveaway, so I think I'll have to start skipping my morning latte and make my coffee at home! One day, I may actually know what one feels like in my hand, hehe! tfs this fabulous card today

Carolyn King said...

I love every inch of this card. The cloud in the bg is genious!!! and loving that safety pin too! AWESOME!!!

Lee said...

What a cute idea with the cloud!! I love the safety pin too....so sweet!!

Lori J said...

Very cute baby card.

dpkennedy said...

This is super cute! I love the cloud design...how creative!!