Friday, February 14, 2014

You're TOAD-ally awesome!

Mornin' hens!  I made this little card for my new Son in Law!  Honestly, I couldn't have got a better one if I had taken applications and hand picked one myself!  Yup, he's just that GREAT!  Soooo, why not tell him so, right?  Everybody likes a pat on the back!  I saw this little stamp and decided to make a play on the word TOAD-ally, and since it's a boy, I thought it would be perfect!  I stamped the image onto some Strathmore watercolor paper and watercolored it with some distress markers.  My new favorite coloring method.  Next, I cut the image out with my rectangle Nestabilities and sponged some chalk ink around the edges before removing the die.  I have a video on this HERE.  Using my SU embossing folder, I embossed this frame on a separate piece of SU Kraft and popped it up with a few dimensionals.  Then I adhered the image panel to some matching DP using my Perfect Layers tool.  To finish, I added some Glossy Accents to the toad's eyes, and then tied on some twine with a button on top!  That's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a FABULOUS Friday and a WONDERFUL weekend and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon!  {{{hen hugs}}}

Here's a close up!


Stamps - Whipper Snapper Designs; CS - SU Kraft; Distress Markers - Ranger (Tim Holtz); Glossy Accents; Twine; Button; Perfect Layers Tool; Embossing Folder - SU; DP - WeRMemory Keepers "Grandma's Kitchen"; Spellbinders Nestabilities


  1. Happy Valentine's Day! I Adore this Whipper Snapper image. (Maybe because I have 2 boys and 2 grandsons!) I love the way the card appears to be in a frame. Have a lovely day. hugs...

  2. Happy Valentine's Day Jeanie. Hope you have a wonderful day.
    Your card is simply adorable. I love the sweet image. I am sure your son=in=law will just love it.

  3. Oh my goodness!!!!! And there's another one of those watercolour images!!! I love it. Stunning card and I love that image. Such a treat visiting your blog and finding a new post.


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