8.12.2009

Hmmmm...

First things first... TAC promotion time! Surprise boxes that retail for at least $150, are only $75 AND home office has picked several random boxes and included FREE GIFT CERTIFICATES (for T-coded stamps) valued from $50-$100... this is IN ADDITION to the box contents!!! Check it:

And here's a kicker... remember that a $75 dollar box + $25 more in purchases or sales is a $100 qualifying party which equals DOUBLE HOSTESS REWARDS!!!! Or grab a buddy and split a box AND a party AND the benefits! And now, on to the card!

I don't know that I'm really feelin' this one. I started out by using Taylor's sketch TESC77. Instead of using circles, I went with rectangles... maybe that is why it isn't working. Oh well, I'm sharing it anyway :)

I do like how the squirrel is colored... I mixed my media for the image & background: Prismacolors & mineral oil for the squirrel and watercolor crayons for the background & edges. The water-coloring looks so much better for backgrounds... more even and less work :)

Stamps: So Squirrely (August SOTM!!)

Paper: Penelope SWIC, Penelope & White UltraSmooth cardstocks, kraft packing paper (scallop rectangle)

Ink: Noir Palette

Other: Penelope Ribbon, Scor-Pal, Cloud Scissors, White Scrapper's Floss, foam tape, Giga Scallop Square punch, AquaColor crayons, misc. buttons

And do you see the little purple cardstock ruffle? I procured that idea from my WOSFF (web-o-sphere-friend-forever) Laurie... thanks, Laurie :) Just glue the top of the scallop strip above the score line and poof up the bottom... so cute.

What do you think?

12 comments:

Laurie said...

Hello my WOSFF! I love the card btw!! I don't know why you don't like it! It's cute! The coloring is great and I love the buttons and the distressed edges of the paper! It's a goodie!! :) Oh and the ruffle.....caaa-ute! :)

LadybugSue said...

Thanks for more ideas with this set, which is on the way with my Surprise box!! Love that squirel!!
Love the card too.

Penny said...

wicked cute

Seleise said...

soooo cute!!!

fabricbutterfly said...

It is soooo cute!!!

Anna said...

Super cute! Love how you did the scallop part!

Michelle said...

what's not to like? It's awesome!! You always ROCK IT GF! I like how you colored it (Fabo job), the buttons (too cool) and the ruffle (outta this world)...nuff said!

Julie said...

I love this card - very, very cute - Also i dont know how long it's been there but i have just noticed your halloween blog [I've just become a follower] - cant wait for a challenge.
Take Care Sweetie - Ju xx

Suzanne said...

I love that set! Wish it would make it to a catty one day!! I think your card is great. Do you ever make a bad one? I think NOT!

kssdesigns said...

Man this little guy is cute! Love your choice of colors on this one.

Rita said...

That squirrel is just too cute! The buttons add so much to the card! rita w

Sonia said...

Love the squirrel stamp look so cute. I like how you did this card.

**Sony**