Monday, July 11, 2011

Ant Birthday Card

The brand new challenge over at Paper Playtime is to make a summer themed project.  Here is my inspiration project for the design team.
The picnic tablecloth paper (with the ants) is from a Momenta Speciality paper pack called "Summer Fun." The adorable hot dog is from Simply Charmed - cut at 2 1/2".

I lightly inked the edges of the bun and the hot dog with brown and black ink to give them dimension.  I added some green paper in two tones for the relish and threw on some glitter glue "ketchup". The card base is white but I matted the tablecloth paper with two black mats and a red mat. Gel pen stitches really add a lot to the black mats. :)

The sentiment is printed using Copybook font. I framed the sentiment block with some black stitched ribbon that really compliments the gel pen doodling. I don't use them often, but little black adhesive photo corners to all four corners.

Here is a close up of the little ants carrying the hot dog away. You can also see the texture on the background paper.

The inside has the some scraps of the tablecloth paper (along with one lonely ant) and some more stitching and photo corners too.  I think it really finishes off the inside of the card well.

Now, please hop on over to the Paper Playtime Challenge and link up a summer project!! We'd love to see what "Summer" fun you come up with.

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jessica said...

This is so cute Cheryl! I love the ants :)
Beautiful job!

Carrie K said...

Very cute! I LOVE that paper with the ants!!

jessica said...

Hi its me again :)
Just wanted to share an award with you...stop by when you get a chance!
Beautiful job on this card again!!
Have a great day

Bobby said...

Good design is in the details and you have wonderful details. Such patience it must take to do all the little things on your cards that make them stand out.

Maria Matter said...

ack! this is wonderful Cheryl!!! love the sentiment, too fun, and the red gingham is perfect! Adorable card!!

Anonymous said...

Great card I love it.

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This card is so much fun Cheryl! The ants are too cute and I love all your great condiments! How creative!

Mary said...

Awesome card, love all the ants and you did a great job on all the details.

Lisa said...

So cute! Although I hate ants, these ones seem pretty cute ;) hehe
Love that you included such great detail on the inside of the card as well!!

Unknown said...

Cheryl this is so darn cute, I love the paper, it's perfect for this hotdog cut. You did an amazing job as usual! Please come by my blog and pick up a couple awards I want to share with you. Hugs, Pam at

Tina said...

What a fantastic card! Nice job!

Babs said...

Hi, love the hot dog it looks good enough to eat, dont know about those little ants fab creation love it.
Thanks for your lovely comment on my easel card.

Babs x