Tuesday, September 11, 2012

stretch those stamps (HA, ABNH, CFC, embossing)

 Recognize this little dude?  He's from this Hero Arts set, which is clearly a Christmas set.  But one of the challenges in this month's contest at HA is to use "a stamp for all seasons."  Read:  for all occasions.

Perusing my HA Christmas stamps I happened upon Le Frog.  Knowing I wanted to bed him on some green embroidery thread (a la this card) and having gone to college at a time was preppy was in (know what's coming???), I decided if I gave him a neon pink scarf, he wouldn't have to be a Christmas frog anymore.  I hate long sentences.

Also knew I wanted to do some embossing to add interest to my CAS card.  And since the girls over here wanted to see it!
As well as here:

Presenting Le Frog wishes you a happy birthday.

Selective inking allowed me to use this sentiment for the bubble - continuing the rest on the inside of the card.  And I squealed when I noticed the teensy crown also included in the sentiment set.  Perfectomundo for Le Frog's cabeza - gold, of course.  Googly eyes?  That was a no-brainer.

Have a bon jour mon amis...

Supplies Happy Birthday:
Paper: card base Papermania
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink:Aladine, Versafine
Tools: embossing folder Cuttlebug, corner rounder EKS
Other: embroidery floss, embossing powder, googly eyes


  1. Oh how cute is that little prince! Love his eyes! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. This is stinkin' cute!!! Love those eyes and that bit of embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Ahhhhhhh! The crown is adorbs! You are one smart cookie! Loooooooooove this!

  4. Really, really like this one, Maria! It's clever. Lots of white space used to perfection.

  5. Cute! Cute! Cute! Love the embossing, the thought bubble, and the green floss grass is genius!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Wooo...ahh...this is too stinky cute, Maria! Love the googly eye and the cute little outfit for the froggie! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. What a cute frog! Love the embossing! Thanks for playing along at A Blog Named Hero!

  8. This is such an adorable card. ;-) I love the colors and the polka dot embossing, and that little image is fantastic! Beautiful work. ;-)

  9. I love this!! The lily pad floss is so cute:) So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays this week:)

  10. Oh this is so cute!! Congrats on being a Heroine on ABNH!


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