Hello everyone! It's a brand-new start to a brand-new week. I hope it brings good things for all of us! On Friday, it will bring me my sister-in-law Tina from Germany. I can't wait! I'm so excited to see her.
I've been working on getting her room ready all weekend, that is, when I wasn't working working. And I thought it would be nice to leave her a little card of welcome on the table with a few trial sized shampoos and lotions. I got inspired by this adorable little digi stamp freebie from Pollycraft. He just makes me smile. :o)
I colored him in with Copics G20, G21, G24, and YG03, blending as usual, then went back over with the very tip of my markers to give him that spotted reptilian look. ;o) His shirt I colored with B04 and B02, and YR04 and Y38. The flower pot was a mixture of E00, E31, E33, and E50, and the flowers were colored with R20, R22, and R24, with Y15 for the centers. I used the same greens for the grass and leaves as I did for the frog, minus the G20.
I matted him with bright blue Georgia Pacific cardstock, and then green polkadot paper from My Mind's Eye. I chose sky blue cardstock from Bazzill as my base, and a gorgeous stripey pattern from Basic Grey. I LOVE that paper. It's from their Marrakesh line, and I have got to pick up some more of that. It'd be great for all kinds of masculine cards.
For my last step, I wrapped some Pure Color grosgrain ribbon around the card, securing it to the front with red tacky tape. I did it just a tiny bit loose because I knew I wanted to tie the buttons on and it would need a little wiggle room to make the gathers. I mounted Mr. Froggie over top of the ribbon seams with dimentional adhesive, then tied on two brown buttons with embroidery thread. I looped them down through two of the button holes, wrapped the thread around the back of the ribbon, then brought the ends back up through the remaining two button holes and tied them off. For the one on the right, I also strung on the sentiment, which was part of a free stamp set that came with Cardmaking & Papercrafting magazine a few issues back. I just stamped it out and paper pieced a hole and threaded it through before I tied the knot.
And that's it! I hope you enjoyed my little card today! Check out the Pollycraft blog when you get a chance. She does a freebie every Friday!