Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Sheep Card

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I just love Spring!! I've been seeing many challenge blogs calling for Spring themed projects. Here is one I made today.  I used Preserves for the card base and the black and cloud layers.  The card measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".

I used Glossy Accents on the sun and Stardust Stickles to line the clouds. I used my white gel pen to stitch around the black layer (big surprise, huh!)  :)

I didn't have any yellow rhinestones, so I used clear ones, covered them with Glossy Accents and colored them in with a yellow Sharpie. They still have plenty of shine (thanks to the GA) but don't sparkle anymore. This is the first time I've used the technique to change the color of rhinestones but I think I'll use it again.

The sheep is cut out using white DCWV glitter paper and then ran it through my Swiss dots embossing folder.  I also embossed the largest and smallest hill in the background.

I inked the edges of all layers on the hill in greens, the clouds (and cloud background) in blue, and the sun in black.

Supplies Used:
generic card stocks for all solid layers
Craft paper for the card base
Cloud paper for the cloud mat
pink flower brads
DCWV glitter paper (for the sheep)
Stardust Stickles
Glossy Accents
Scotch Quick dry glue
3M ATG glue runner
various inks to ink the edges

Cricut Cartridges Used:
Country Life : sheep cut at 1 1/2" tall
County Life : hills/sunshine cut at 5 1/4" wide
Create a Critter : clouds cut at 1", 1/2" and 3/4"
Preserves : scallop top label - welded with my Gypsy

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18 comments:

*Star said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love all the details you added! Tfs and have a great day. :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super springy! Love the mountains and all the details!

Ann said...

I love your card. I like what you did to the rhinestones. Great technique.
Thanks for sharing.
I am a new follower.
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Dana said...

Very cute. I like what you did with the rhinestones. Maybe I will have to try that. Thanks for playing at FCCB.
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Linda w said...

This is so cute, love the shape of your mats and all the layers. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's Die cut challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin

Larelyn said...

This is more than a card, it's a work of art! Wonderful details.
Thanks for sharing at FCCB.
Hugs,

Paula Bee said...

Absolutely fabulous!! I love all your details...it looks amazing! Thanks for flaunting it at FIF!!

EVIL twin said...

This is so cute!!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Amber's crafts & stuff.

*!*april*!*

scrapstampcrazy said...

Great card!

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love all of the extra details you added nice glossy sun and glittery sheep! Thanks for flaunting it at Flaunt It Friday's!!

Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...

I love the glittery sheep!

Thank you for trying out a new technique this week and sharing it with us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

~*~Amber~*~
www.amberscraftsandstuff.com

jengd said...

Wonderful card! I love all of your accents and details! Just dropping in from the Getting Cricky hop.

BugBites said...

Great card. There is so much detail. I really like the base card shape. Thanks for joining us for the FCCB Spring Crawl this week.

Tamara said...

Thsi is cute! Love how you did the sun! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!

Tamara
http://happylifecraftywife.typepad.com/

Janis said...

I love this scene! Thanks for playing in my Cuttlebug Challenge. :) Janis

Crafting Misfit said...

Very cute scene! I would love to see a project from you in my blog hop!!! It is all about trying something new! Come check it out :) http://craftingmisfit.blogspot.com/2011/04/blog-hop-new-season-new-skill.html

Lisa said...

So cute!!! I love all of the details you added! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week!

Lisa N.
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

So cute!!! I love all of the details you added! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week!

Lisa N.
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com