Saturday, September 20, 2014

A cutie of a card!

So I am in love with The Greeting Farm stamps. It's impossible to get a card wrong when their stamps are involved. This was my first time coloring the hair of one of the beans in such an outlandish manner, and I LOVED it. I am saving this pic and the colors used in my creative journal/idea book.
I'd created the background three days ago and I was just waiting for inspiration to strike and help me decide which image to use. I figured the Twinkle Bean image just suited the funky, fun background I'd created with all the layering and the use of the 5th & Frolic collection by American Crafts. Seriously, I strike gold like 9/10 times I create a card with those papers. Something about the collection just inspires me to no end.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity R#194: My Style -- I believe my style is for the most part cutesy. I've done a bit of vintage but I struggle with it. Mixed media is sometimes fun but I hate the mess! So I go with cute and layered. This card has 7 layers on top of the base card!

Crafty Catz #247: Pretty Women -- Well, my image speaks for itself. Isn't the Twinkle bean the prettiest ever? I don't have grown-up women stamps, so I hope this is allowed!

Shopping our Stash Weekly SOS #169: Who's Who -- We were to use a photograph or person image. I don't believe I have realistic photograph stamps, so I went with the person image interpretation.

Now for the card:

Supplies used:
stamp: Twinkle Bean by The Greeting Farm
papers: card stock is Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up and Hawaiian Shores by Papertrey Ink; patterned paper is Dear Lizzy by American Crafts, the 5th & Frolic collection.
embellishments: cartwright's sequins in lt. ocean blue green, a scrap of lace, Studio Calico wood veneer shapes
Copics used: Y0000, Y13, YG23, YG25, G00, R83. I only used the R83 and the Y13 on the hair, and through some early-morning magic it came out ridiculously awesome. 
Ink- Prima in Branch Bark, which is what I had handy on my desk. I stamped a bit messily so had to fill in with E57 Copic.

I'll note I'd have used stickles if I had any :( Miss those things, man!  So, I hope you liked the card. Thanks for looking!


  1. Greeting Farm stamps are adorable aren't they?? Love this image, you did a GREAT job colouring her hair! Thanks for playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for the "Who's Who" challenge!!

  2. Awesome hair on this little cutie and fabulous papers, wonderfully fun and funky card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  3. Layers baby - I'm right there with ya! :D

    Super cute card; love all the layers!!

    Thank you for sharing your work with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!
    ~Michele, DT

  4. This is just too cute and scores a whopping 10 on Chana's Cute-O-Meter. The image reminds me of Pebbles from the Flintstones. You have colored her beautifully and I love the composition of your card. Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT