Thursday, April 23, 2009

Gretchen


Hi Everyone! Hope your day is going well. My middle son woke up this morning and dashed to the newspaper to read the hockey score from last night's hockey play-off game. He is a little hockey fanatic! He has declared today to be the "worst day of my life" because our home team was eliminated last night. He actually teared up a little (he is 8) and I know I shouldn't find that funny (what a bad Mum) but I really had to work at keeping my face with the proper degree of solemnity when I agreed with him that it was a really terrible blow. He is off at school now, probably commiserating with his little buddies. I had to warn his older brother (who could care less about hockey) not to say anything. I could tell he didn't grasp the tragedy of the situation any more than I did. Unfortunately my poor hubby is working around the clock so he wasn' t around...see he gets it....he still plays hockey!

Today I have a fun card to show you that I made using some of my favorite Sweet 'n Sassy images. This super cute little girl is named Gretchen and she is one of the new digi stamps that SNSS is offering. At only $3 she is a total bargain and the best part....instant gratification...you don't have to wait for it to be shipped! Just download and print! The background is made using a "traditional" acrylic SNSS stamp set called Spring Scenes. It is a must have because you can do so much with it.

For the background, I masked different pieces from the Spring set and then colored it with my copics and cut it out with my nesties. Gretchen was printed out (I always set the ink with my heat embosser to prevent and smearing) and the she was also colored with copics and cut out.



I took another picture to show you that when I adhered Gretchen to my card I glued down the ropes of the swing right onto my cardstock, then I put dimensionals of her hear and torso ane the swing to lift her up and the her feet were glued directly to cardstock. This way, she really appears to be swinging! The cirle scene is alos mounted to the card with dimensionals.

  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Swingtime, Spring Scenes
  • Ink: Memento and Printer
  • Paper: SU Bajua Breeze, Pacific Point, Whisper White
  • Coloring: Copic Markers, Shimmerz on the sun
  • Embellies: Hero Arts Gemstones, SU Ribbon and buttons
  • Tools: Nesties, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Folder

Thanks for sticking around for such a long post! Have a great day!

19 comments:

Lorie said...

I LOVE it! I so wish I had a printer that took Copic friendly paper so I could use this image! Excellent job!

Suzy said...

Oh my this is so amazing! I love how she is swinging right out of her little circle :) Beautiful card!

Moni said...

Fab card, love the layout and the colours! Hugs, moni

Sandy said...

That is an ABSOLUTELY beautiful card!!!! I love how you pulled the digi together with the set. BEAUTIFUL! You can always send her to me! Wink!

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous summery feel to this card and that swing looks so life-like, fab work Jeanette, love it!

Tami Mayberry said...

Love it!!!

Ceal said...

I absolutely love it!!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

What a sweet card, beautifully done!

Connie said...

Very fun card!

Kit said...

Gorgeous card Jeanette.
Love the ribbon that you have used.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Jeanette,l love the image and paper.

Hugs Riet.x

Karen said...

Beautiful bright card Jeanette. She's lovely. Love the papers.

Love Karen (UK) xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jeanette what a lovely image, great layout, luv the colours, beautiful, sue.x

Christine Riley said...

What a sweet card! Love hte image nad I love the dimension.
Hugs, Christine :)
PS So sorry for your little guy! I have a nephew like that (he's 11 and he's a basketball fan). It is really hard not to laugh sometimes :)

Kim Piggott said...

Such a gorgeous card!
Love your colours and sweet detail!
What a shame for your son I really feel for him how disappointing!
hugs
kim x

Deb said...

SO beautiful! I love your amazing coloring, and this darling scene you have constructed!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Cute card, realy lovely! Nice colors.
Jacqueline

Korin said...

This turned out amazing!!! And I can completely relate with your son. My hubby is a HUGE hockey fan (Go Pens!!) and he is the same way. They are actually doing pretty well so far, so we'll see how the next round goes!!

Chrissy D said...

Beautifully done Jeanette!!! SO Sweet!!!

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