Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nuts About You

Paper Makeup Stamps - makeup4theweekend04

Here's my card for this week's Paper Makeup Challenge. I just love how cute this squirrel is from their Nuts About You set. If you haven't heard, all sets at Paper Makeup Stamps are 35% off this week through Friday ~ and their prices are great to begin with! Just enter the code SETS35 in your cart before checkout. I grabbed some extras for gifts - I love to get Christmas shopping done!

Anyhow, back to the card. I used copic markers to color the squirrel and acorns. I've got to practice and get some more experience using those - but you've gotta start somewhere, right? I tried adding some highlights in the shading with the colorless marker and I outlined the entire squirrel with a light gray.

The DP is SU's retired Parisian Breeze. I love the texture to it. Then for the saying - I did something that I've never done before! It comes with the three words stacked on top of one another, but I wanted them stretched out from left to right. Rather than marker each word individually and try to line them up, I carefully cut apart the three words on the stamp. Then I was easily able to line them in a row on my acrylic block and see where to stamp my words. And I can just as easily stack them up again to be used as the stamp was originally designed. :) I am loving the versatility of unmounted stamps!

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day! :)

Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps: Nuts About You
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown
Paper: Confetti White, Chocolate Chip, Parisian Breeze DP, Baja Breeze
Copics: C3, E33, E35, E47, E53,
Accessories: Small Labels & Rectangle Nesties, button brads, dimensionals


Danni said...

What a great card!! Love it!

Katie Cotton said...

fun card! I like how you changed up the sentiment! THanks so much for playing!!!!

jimlynn said...

This is just TOO cute! Love it!

Dawn Mercedes said...

I like how the nuts are one of the card elements from the sketch! So Thoughtful!

Stampin and Stylin Earhart Designs said...

awww nuts!!!! so cute!