Tuesday, September 2, 2008

JLO card for the Olympic Games

Quick post here, because I should be working by now . . . where did the morning go?! Anyway . . .

I know it is getting closer and closer to fall, but I just love the soft subtle colors with this spring bug set. I created it for JessicaLynn's Olympic challenge.

This cute dragonfly stamp is from the Spring Bugs set found at http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com/

The DEETS: I made him into a shaker card by stamping him on vellum, then coloring, cutting a smaller circle into my appricot appeal cs, and then adhering the dragon fly to the back of that piece of cs. Then I used foam tape around the circle and filled it with tiny beads. I then adhered the other side of the foam tape to white cs base for my card and added ribbons, white gel pen, tiny prima flowers, and stickles to sparkle it up a bit.

Stamps: Spring Bugs from JLO (link above) and a plaid bg stamp. There are tiny dragonflies in the bg, too but hard to see in the picture.

Ink: Brilliance graphite black and my Bic Mark-Its

CS: appricot appeal, pretty in pink, and certainly celery

Acc: ribbon $1 spot at Target, white gel pen, tiny primas, waterfall stickles, circle and scallop circle nesties
Thanks, SBS4 sisters!! (see their blogs on the right hand side under SBS4 group). Here are a couple of RAK cards I received today from Seleise and Yanitza. If you are wondering, my name was drawn in our SBS4 group to be "rained" on this month by the other girls in the group. It has been so much fun receiving cards from all over because some of the girls are from here in the continental US, some from Canada, one in Puerto Rico, a few from the UK and a few from Australia. It is so cool to receive beautiful cards from my friends. I have them sitting on my desk so I can admire them, but I will save them to look at later, too. Just a reminder of the love and thoughtfulness of others. Isn't it great that we all meet here on the Internet no matter where we are located?!

This one is from Yanitza. Look at all the pretty layers and embellishments on this one. She even sewed real stitches on it. :) I don't get my sewing maching out often enough. This is beautiful, Yanitza.

This one is from Seleise. Very pretty in different shades of green and accented in purple. She had pretty dew drops on here, but thanks to the postal services rollers -- they completely shattered. (side note -- extra cs or crimped cs covering these little gems sometimes help). Either way, the card is very pretty, and I appreciate her taking the time to share it with me. :) Thanks, Seleise!

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thestampspot said...

Some great cards there Kel, hope the week isn't keeping you too busy!

:) Marcia

jlazarski said...

What a fun idea to create a buggy shaker card! Now I need to get working on some of my J-Lo images!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh so cute!! That little Bee card is just adorable!!!

Kristine said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! I didn't even know about this. I'm so sorry that I didn't participate Kelly. I opted out of the yahoo group because I just didn't have time to keep up with all the internet groups and such. I feel bad. BUT, you recieved some very LOVELY cards!! You are so lucky :)