Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Sweet Stop Week #4

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Today it is once more time to show you my card for this week’s Sweet Stop Challenge. What a fantastic sketch this is and the theme is to create a masculine card. Typically this is harder for me: No flowers or bling, Oh My!

There is a really fun prize to be won! Korin will be generously giving this stamp set to one of the lucky participants:

I decided to use the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Sea Turtle Digi Stamp. I feel in love with this little guy the moment I saw him and after seeing this card that my fellow DT sister Chris created, I was inspired! I get a lot of questions pertaining to smearing when printing digi stamps and then coloring them with copics. What I do is I just go over the printed image with my heat embossing tool for about 20 seconds or so and then I have no bleeding or smearing at all.

The leaf that you see on my card is actually a fossilized leaf that came in a little package. I picked it up a few years ago at a little shop called "Dix Mille Villages" which means Ten Thousand Villages. All the goods are fair trade and are made by artisans (mainly woman) that are paid fair wages for their creations. This was made in the Philippines and they take fresh leaves and soak them for weeks and then brush, clean, dye them and then they are dried. I had no real purpose for them but I found the leaves so beautiful and felt that it was money going to a good cause, so I bought them. I finally was able to use one to add a special little touch to this card.

My middle son loves it so much (he adores nature) and has asked if he might give it to his Daddy for Father's Day! That is the ultimate compliment for me!

My fellow DT sisters have all outdone themselves this week. Go take a look over at The Sweet Stop! I also want to let you know that Sweet ‘n Sassy is having a design team call to replace the Jr Team as our term is over. Wow! It sure went by quickly. If you think you might be interested, please read more here.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you to all who commiserated with me over the BROKEN TOE! It hurts like the dickens BUT I am relieved that I can still walk around outside if I wear my big ugly Crocs and I can still drive. So, really it won’t disrupt our lives too much and I might take your suggestions and tell my husband that all I can bear to do is sit in my craft room! LOL!


Nilla said...

I love turtles so this must be my favourite card:-) hugs Nilla

dolcreations said...

What a really, really neat card. It looks so have done a great job with this. I always do pretty little cards and would love to get out of the box a little. you have shown me that I can!!!

Kim said...

Jeanette that is adorable! I love the leaf you have behind your Mr. Turtle! Awesome work hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Kelly Schelske said...

Looks awesome Jeanette!!

Love teh skelton leaf too!!

Riet said...

Wowww Jeanette,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

Such a fun turtle image!! :) Cute card!

Jacque said...

Jeanette...what a sweet card..made even more so by the leaf story AND the fact that sea turtles are a protected species...Wonderful commentary on this card...Hugs..Jacque

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wonderful card, Jeanette. Lovely image, I like the turtle.


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