Thursday, November 29, 2007

Fa La La La La La La La La!

This the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la! Ooops sorry I was getting carried away there singing, hehehe! You guys are lucky blogs don't have sound .... cause my family normally complain when I start singing!

I have been wanting to make this type of card for a while and it was a perfect opportunity to make one for this weeks challenge with my fab/sassy friends on SCS .... our challenge was to use a tab &/or tag on a card. As you can tell I went with the tab punch for mine.

I have been wanting some of The Cat's Pajamas stamps for sometime now and recently they had a 25% off sale so it was the perfect opportunity to order some ... most of them have been hidden away by one of my daughter as that will be her present to me for Christmas ... but it seemed pretty silly to get Christmas themed stamps on Christmas Day so I kept them (and besides that would have made it beyond her budget anyway LOL! :) )

I stamped my penguins on my white card using black ink and colored them ..... I had to stretch the fa la la la la la la la la verse on my acrylic block to get it to fit in the space I had left ... and stamped it at the top and bottom of the penguins using red ink. I then took my versamark ink pad and applied that all over my decorated card covered with iridescent ice EP and heat set. This was then layered to green card.

The red ornament was cut out using my CM circle cutter leaving a small amount of card intact at the top so it was a folded card. I stamped the swirls included in set all over the front of the ornament using red ink. The penguin panel was then attached to the centre of the card.

I punched out a tab from green card, folded in half and attached it to the front of the card using red brads. The red ribbon allows the ornament to be hung on a tree or wherever you want to hang it.

Recipe: Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas
Paper: Real Red & Garden Green - Stampin' Up; White
Other: Black Ink; Real Red SU Ink; Versamark Ink; Iridescent Ice EP; Tab Punch; Red Brads; Red Ribbon

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

So adorable! Very creative.

Kim Muhl said...

Its adorable!! I LOVE it!!

leenda said...

How fun & soooooooo creative! There's nothing like an early Christmas present to onesself especially when it is CP stamps!! lol

Rose Ann said...

Oh my....so adorable, Frances! You always have such wonderful eye candy!!

Mercy said...

this is such an awesome card! love, love, love the fact that it is round.....super cool!

wendy said...

Amazing card. Love it!

mollymoo951 said...

This is adorable. The different penquins in various positions & the wavy verse gives a sense of movement. It's so cool!

Kheila said...

I stalk your gallery so much, but fell in love with this penguin round card. I love it when you expain exactly how you did the card. I have made one, but am going to play with this one...and see what I can come up with.

Jody said...

This is such a cute card! I've seen round cards before, but would have never thought to add the punch and make it look like an ornament! I think I'm coming down with a "CASE"!

Sharon in NE said...

I love it!! Anytime I see those TCP penguins (or Sprinkles, Poochie, etc.) my heart just goes pitty pat. This card brings out the best in them. Great job!!

Michelle Adams said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!

dd2njoy said...

That is so darn cute!!!!! I'm gonna have to try one of those,i've
seen a couple on diff blogs and they're really cute.TFS!!

karrin said...

That card is so cute!

Carolyn King said...

Adorable frances! love the tab top on this....

perfectly done! Will ya stop singin now????

mygandt said...

Frances

This is a very clever way to use the TAB punch. I never would have thought of it. Clever girl! Oh and I love the card too. Might have to case it I'm thinking .... lol

Trish

Carol Dunstan said...

Up there for thinking Frances!