Tuesday, April 17, 2012

dad... you rule (doodling)

OK, so the Paper Smooches Sparks and St. Luke's Bling challenges were simmering in my brain.  Thank goodness for the One Layer + Doodling challenge at Less is More.  Made it all come together.

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Took these colors from the inspiration photo and a PS sentiment stamp.  That blingy crown is about all the bling you're gonna get from me.  And it's one layer and I doodled.

To doodle, I needed to pick a stamp that had a lot of open space.  Thus Mr. Toad.  Knew I wanted to use this embossing folder for a bit of interest so I lined up where Mr. Toad should be stamped.  Stamped him in navy blue.  Doodled.  (Used to doodle up all the margins of my notebooks in high school and college.  Mostly hearts and guys' initials.  Typical, eh?)  Dry embossed.  Stamped the sentiment and heat embossed the crown.  Added bling.  Rounded corners.

Since most of my cards are mailed, I'm into reducing bulk.  Cut a piece of light blue CS about the same size as my card front, adding a half inch to the left side.  Scored and folded the half inch.  Rounded corners here too and attached card front to half inch strip of card back.   Left a tiny bit of light blue peeking out on the right and left sides.   Capisce?

Computer generated text insides reads "you rule the pad... Happy Father's Day".

Thanks for hoppin' by.

Supplies Dad:
Paper: CS Neenah and DCWV
Stamps: frog ?, sentiment Paper Smooches, crown Gelatins
Ink: Versamagic chalk, Distress Ink, Versamark
Tools: embossing folder Sizzix, corner rounder EKS
Other: Sharpie marker, embossing powder


  1. Wow Maria - this card has blown me away! I'd been thinking of a crown for St Lukes but you have taken the idea many steps further! I love your frog with the doodled rock and he sits beautifully in the embossing.

  2. Such a fun OLC! The embossing adds so much dimension!

  3. He has a very regal lily pad!
    Super doodles.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Great image and I love his crown...great doodling too.. thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes


  5. That so cute! Love the fabulous crown =) Thank you so much for playing along in this SPARKS challenge!

  6. love the stamp and his crown is just fabulous!
    I used to decorate all my school books too and daydream a lot as well...perhaps accounts for my grades!!! :0)
    Thanks for a great entry over at St Luke's too.
    Jenny x

  7. Your embossed crown looks fantastic and great doodling, fun card :)

  8. Great doodling and I love the crown :)

  9. Really FAB, love the crown too
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  10. What a fun card! LOVE that crown:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge;)

  11. What a great idea for bling :-)
    Thanks so much for playing along at St Luke#s this month.


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