Saturday, February 03, 2007

My First Card on my Blog!

I've made quite a few cards over the past few months and posted them in my gallery on Splitcoast, but this is the first card I've posted on my blog! I started this blog mostly because I've been visiting other people's blogs who post regularly on Splitcoast, and wanted one of my own. I don't know why I haven't got around to posting a card on my own blog, probably because I haven't been stamping much lately. But after seeing blogs like Stampin' Mama, Taylored Expressions, Paper Trufflez, and Prairie Paper and Ink, I've finally decided to jump in. I am NO where near as talented or creative as these ladies, but they give me the inspiration and the motivation to at least do what I can. I learn a lot from their sites.

I fell in love with Fluffles the Cat from Stampendous, after seeing him pop up on the gallery at Splitcoast. I am a true cat lover, and this little guy is ADORABLE! I went nuts and bought this stamp along with about nine others, and hope to make more cards that feature him. I like this one the best, because I also like bees.

I used Whisper White cardstock and Basic Black ink for the stamped image, and punched it out with the Marvy Super Jumbo circle punch. I could have used the larger Mega circle punch, but SOMEHOW I managed to get a smudge of ink along the edge of the design after I had gone to the trouble of coloring it in with my markers. Sigh. So I punched a smaller circle clipping some of the design. Next time I will be more

I mounted the circle onto Lavendar Lace cardstock and trimmed around with my pinking shears (I am lousy at using them). I cannot WAIT for the scallop circles and oval punches from Marvy to be available again. I cut a piece of Lavendar Lace cardstock 4.25" by 8.5" and folded it in half to make a 4.25" card. I then cut a 4" square piece of purple plaid scrapbook paper and plopped it onto the card front. I tied a piece of purple ribbon (from the Downtown collection by American Crafts) around the top of the card front, and added a bit of adhesive to keep it in place. Finally I attached the kitty circle with Stampin' Dimensionals (I love those little pop-dots!)

So there it is, my first blog card. Simple yes, but I like it! GO FLUFFLES GO!

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Nice Card Cindy! I just love Fluffles. I'm from Central Florida too, but no engineer :) TFS your blog.