Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Froggy Birthday

I just realized I forgot to post to my blog today!

My son’s birthday was last week.  He LOVES frogs and always requests a frog card for his birthday.  It is getting to be quite a challenge to find different frogs every year.  I used Papertrey’s Pond Life to make this card. 


I started with a base of Spring Rain and impressed it with the Sunshine impression plate inked with Versamark.  I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit in the center and then sponged Spring Rain ink over it and along the edges.  I stamped the images in Spring Moss, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, and Faded Jeans ink.  I adhered this center piece to the card with foam tape to give it dimension.  To add texture to the frog, I embossed it with clear embossing powder and overheated the powder until it bubbled up.  It almost looks like gross, scaly frog skin.  Ewwww, I really, really dislike frogs to the point where I have been known to scream when I see one.  Unfortunately, my kids get a big kick out of that and use every opportunity to catch me off guard.  Let’s just say, that I have seen all the real frogs I ever want to see.


For the inside,  I stamped the frogs as if they were hopping across the card. 


Stamps - Pond Life, Simple Little Things, Fillable Frames 8

Paper – Spring Rain, White

Ink – Spring Moss, Versamark,  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans distress inks

Other – sunshine impression plate, clear embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by. ~Karen


karen h said...

Oh this is adorable! I love your pairing of the Pond Life stamps and the circles impression plate - I gotta try that!

Marsha Fisher said...

This is so cute! Great job on the icky frog skin ;0).

Julie Cade said...

Beautiful! Even if it is a frog :-) I'd love to see a demo or hear more about how you use Versamark and the impression plates. When I've tried inking Cuddlebug folders, it just ends up a mess.

Lorraine said...

This is so cute! Cool mix of colors, texture and dimension. Your son will love it (and the frog, lol)!

Gina Lindsay said...

Very nice Karen. How fun to try and find new images every year for his card. The frog "skin" looks great.