Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Smile Crocodile...or in this case Alligator?

Good morning! I made this super cute alligator card for my "little" brothers birthday. I say little but he's in his 30's...he's still younger than me unfortunately! This image came in a set from Darcies Heart and Home and this is just the top portion of the alligator. The actual stamp is his whole body and you can cut out his belly, it's heart shaped, and then use him to make a gift or goody bag or anything! There are lots of projects on the website that go along with each set of stamps. While I think these are wonderful the shipping is really long...so think about that if you need something in a hurry! I missed out using this guy for my little guys for Valentines Day-but all they really wanted was candy, so no loss to them! The alligator is colored with Copic markers on Papertrey white cardstock. The striped paper is from Lasting Impressions and the green is the flipside. The card base is Bazzill. I can't remember who makes the sentiment...it's on the tip of my tongue...oh I hate that! The brads are from American Crafts and I used my fabulous Janome Mini to do the stitching. I am having so much fun with that! I thought the alligator was cute enough (for my bro) without adding any floofy poofy embellishments so he's kinda plain, but worked for him! I also used a black Spica pen over the letters to just add a little sparkle and sponged Versa Mark Green Tea around the sentiment panel.
Don't forget to enter the blog candy in this post! I will be drawing a winner tomorrow morning. Thanks for all of your kind comments...I really appreciate them all!! Have a nice day!

9 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

this card is adorable, I love that alligator, he is too cute.

Rae said...

Oh Man this is a cute card! My next stop is SCS so I can put this card into my faves!

Ashley Bowen said...

OMG! Now that is cute!! LOL!!! I love this so much! Hugs! Ash~
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Ila said...

Wow this is Cute and Fabulous!!...I love that alligator, your stitching and the way you designed this card

Julia said...

What a fun card Danielle! love that gator! Bet your 'little' brother will get a kick out of it and appreciate a home made card from his very talented 'older' sister!!

I'm going to check out that site for this stamp!

Debbie Olson said...

Oh, MY! Is this guy ever cute! I love your layout, coloring, papers--everything!

Jennifer said...

This card is so adorable. I really like the alligator. I know my son would get a kick out of that. TFS.

Rose Ann said...

This is soooo cute, Danielle!! Great colors, papers, sewing, and coloring! Gosh...I just love it all!!

Claudia said...

wonderful card and i love your coloring