Thursday, May 3, 2012

By the Sea

I got the idea for this card when I saw this digital stamp from Squigglefly. The stamp has the girl looking at a crab and it was perfect except for the crab. I did a search for shark stamps but didn't find what I was after. My little granddaughter loves marine life and for some reason has an infinity to sharks! (She also loves dinosaurs and whales). Well, I just used that free "Gimp" program and removed the crab, making me a new stamp without it. There is a gal whose online shop is "Make it crafty" and through her youtube tutorials, I learned how to work with digital stamps. By the way, she has some super adorable ones as well as really cool things if you are in Australia. I also learned the finer points of shading with my copics from her! So to go on with this post (you all know that I am not a professional and no one gives me anything for raving or even just mentioning them?) - I couldn't find a shark stamp, so I decided I must have something on my cricut! Out came the Gypsy and of course I found the shark! I then laid out my stamp in Microsoft Word to the size I thought I wanted and printed it. Now I could figure out the exact size and orientation of the shark! I think it came out ultra cute! I even stickled the shark to make it blend in better colorwise. Are you ready?
 I used the May Kristina Werner card kit from Simon Says stamp and a few other things. The greeting of course is digital! I am not the best cutter when you have to leave some background. Tim Holtz' Tumbled glass to the rescue here!! I punched a few hearts out of glittery paper and isn't that cloud just too cute? From the kit.

The greeting on the inside is from a new set, but I am not 100% sure whose set it is. Just a different layout with scraps from the front.
I cut these all out on the cricut using the gypsy. The "Above rubies studio" has magnificent cd's for the cricut and the gypsy! Got them both and my cricut got a new life!! I took a photo of the back so you could see the back of the ticket which is made on white paper!! I wanted to show you how shiny green the dinosaur is. They  make the perfect bookmarks. Just cut one and its mirror image and stick them together.
The copics I used are: R17, R20, B93, B95, BG72, E31, E35, E18, E00, E11, V91, V95, C3. Since I signed up for the All things Tim ticket swap, I have been making tickets to go with every card!!  I have one more card done, but not sending just yet and two more colored and the papers chosen. Hope you enjoy this one as I hope my granddaughter does!!! Any day now for another new grandchild!
 Hugs to you all, Barb F


Danielle said...

Nice job with the card. I love the shark!

ScrappySandie said...

So cute! Love the DP's and all the cut-outs. And the girl image is just adorable! Great job!

Loz said...

Fantastic card. Love all the elements..Loz

Holly said...

Your card is wonderful and it's so great that you personalized it to fit your granddaughter's tastes. That's really one of the wonderful things about digital images and card making in general. I have several videos on using and getting the most from your digital stamps. One you might be interested is combining digital images into one new image. You can see it here if you want

julieprice3 said...

Great combination for a wonderful scene, very clever
Hugs Julie P

Sheri said...

Cute is right! I love the colors on the Barb! What a fun card! :)

Ellis said...

Fantastic card you made and love the layout! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Peggie said...

What a fun card. Not sure I would want to meet a shark in the water but it is perfect for your granddaughter.