Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Scuba Kitty and a blog candy alert!



Good morning! I received my new CC Designs stamps over the weekend and I couldn't wait to use them! I saw on Julia's blog that she posted a beautiful gate fold card and I hadn't done one in ages so that was my mission. I made this one smaller than I usually do so I found that the kitty image I wanted to use on the front was too large and so I had to improvise. I was creating with a friend when she suggested to put the image on the inside, so now I just had to find one for the outside. There wasn't another one in the set that was small enough but I knew it needed to be whimsical and aquatic and I think this fish does the job! It's from Dewey, Inkum, and Howe and I've had it for ages and I don't think I have ever used it!

The pink cardstocks are from Papertrey and the dp is Doodlebug. Both images are colored with Copics and accented with Sakura Stardust and Crystal Lacquer. I used scallop circle punches for the front image and added a magnet closure to keep the flaps closed as you can see in the bottom picture.

I am not sure what I will be using this card for yet but I added "swimtastic" to the outside. I don't know why except it sounded cute (and it's in the set!). What does is mean exactly and how will it translate to the receiver? I guess I'll figure that out whent he time comes! I also have been thinking about adding more embellishments but the card is on the small side so I don't want to overwhelm it and I need to keep them small and simple. The kitty's flippers are paper pieced and the one pointed up is on dimensionals but I didn't really capture that in the photo.

This card was really fun to make and I have another one getting ready to go. Don't forget to check out the blog candy being offered below!


Magnolia Blog Candy Offer!

Ila is generously offering Magnolia blog candy this week. Go to her site, enter a comment, and give a shout out on your blog, if you have one, about it in order to get into the drawing. She's a wonderful artist and visiting her blog is always a pleasure! Have a great night everyone!

12 comments:

Ila said...

Thank you so much for your kind words and spreading the news about my blog candy.....Good Luck Danielle!!...Hugs, Ila

Ila said...

Oh My, I thought this Amazing card was a separate post...so I am back!!
I love this card...love the fish and the way you made this card..Fabulous!!

peanutbee said...

Oh my gosh, LOL! When I opened up your page and saw that big ole' fishy face staring at me, I immediately smiled. He's so cute!

Love your card. The image on the inside is so cute too. Beautifully colored!!!

Catherine said...

Danielle, way too cute. I've been wanting to make a gate for a while now, and your card is just a perfect reminder for me to make one. Love your coloring =)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my how cute is this? Love it.

Lauri said...

What a great combination of images! I have never done a gate fold card; love the way yours came out!

shel9999 said...

Super cute!! I love that fish (especially the lips)! :)

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is one of the cutest cards ever! I love the cat and fish theme!!

Lauri said...

Hi Danielle! I nominated you for an award on my blog! Check it out when you have a chance!

Catherine said...

hey! where are you? hope all is well =)

Linsey said...

What an adorable gate fold, Danielle! I love your fun color combo, fantastic coloring of these cute images and that little starfish accent is SO cute! Awesome work, I love it! And thanks for the 411 on that blog candy! cool!

Julia Aston said...

That fish just makes me laugh Danielle! what a great gate fold card - glad that mine inspired you and thanks for linking me here!! The inside stamping is so fun on this too!!