Saturday, January 26, 2008

You Make Me Smile

First I want to thank you all for your thoughtful comments on yesterday's post. I think I was just a little "frazzled" and needed an evening off! I'm sure there will be more days like that, but hopefully it won't be anytime soon!

I adore this cute little frog! It's a Penny Black stamp called Jump for Joy! . I stamped it on watercolor paper then colored using Tombow markers and a blender pen.
The sentiment, also from Penny Black, is appropriately called You Make Me Smile . After stamping the sentiment I punched it out with my larger SU! Oval. I then punched another oval in pink and layered it behind the sentiment. The green oval behind that is a McGill punch that has been discontinued, darn it. I hate that because it's such a nice compliment to the SU! Oval.

The pink background is simply cardstock stamped with only the daisy portion of the Jump for Joy stamp. I inked it using VersaMark ink, then embossed with white embossing powder.

To complete the card I put a bead of Stickles Glitter Glue around the edge of each of the stamped panels. Actually, the Stickles wasn't dry when I photographed this card. That's why it looks a little lumpy!

I have ribbon that matches this card perfectly. As hard as I tried, I just couldn't find a place to put it! Why is it that we always seem to want to add more! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by tonight. I will be back tomorrow with something new.

Enjoy your weekend!

9 comments:

Kerry J. said...

Sorry that you had a rough day yesterday. It's just not worth doing if it's not fun though! I love your card! Your colouring is awesome and love your background paper that you made! Beautiful and springy!

Tosh said...

This is precious Michelle!! I love the frogs pink belly!! And the white embossed flowers in the bg...absolutely beautiful!! Adorable card!!

Carolyn King said...

Soo cute. Great coloring...love that image!

Alexandra said...

This is so adorable Michelle! I love the coloring and his little pink belly makes me smile! Glad to know you are having a better day! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lastel said...

This is so cute , love it !

Bonnie Weiss said...

This card did "make me smile". The colours and the image are so happy...what a great way to start my day. Thanks Michelle!

tyrymom29 said...

I Love this Card !!! Too cute !TFS!

Sharon in NE said...

I love your choice of colors and papers. This card just screams "fun". It is terrific!

Carol said...

Love this little frogger!! of course, these are my very favorite color combos, so this card works for me in every way:) Beautiful coloring as always - it's a charming little card that just makes me smile :)