Friday, June 3, 2011

turtle birthday

You know how sometimes you make a card (and spend HOURS on it!), but you feel like there is something just not right about it? However, you finally realize enough is enough and you just call it good to be done with it. That is how I felt with this card! I still feel like something is "off" about it...like it's missing something, but before I waste any more of my time and energy on it, I just have to say it's finished. Some lucky little kiddo will get it and smile...and that's good enough for me!

I created this card using colors from this week's color challenge at The Color Dare...

Pear Pizzazz
Tempting Turquoise
Very Vanilla

You'll notice that the turtle is actually stamped on the inside of the card and I made hole for it to show through from the front.

Here is the inside...

And up close...
I added a little black dot for the eye...does it seem too creepy?
I also added some "shadows" on the ground.

Stamp Set: Fox & Friends,

Paper: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, Pawsitively Prints II DSP, In-Color Hostess Pack

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake used with Blender Pen

Accessories: 1/2" Poly-Stitched Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Tempting Turquoise button, glue dots (for button)

Tools: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch

7 comments :

Christine Blain said...

This is a very cute work of art, Heidi! I've had a play with that little turtle this week, too - been neglected for too long. I laughed at your suggestion that the black dot on his eye might be creepy; I think it's perfect.

Kim P said...

Oh this is so stinkin' cute!! Love the turtle peeking through...and veryb clever tgo add that simple shadow

Thanks for playing with the Color Dare!

Joan said...

This is awesome. I haven't used this technique of leaving a hole and stamping the image on the inside of the card in a VERY long time. Thanks for the reminder.

Lori said...

Super cute card, Heidi!! I love that little turtle and stamping the image on the inside sure makes a FUN card :) Thanks for joining our Color Dare challenge this week :)

Kim Ryden said...

LOVE IT! I think it's perfect! That little turtle is so cute and I just love the shading detail that you added below him! Thanks for playing with us at Color Dare this week!

Kathryn said...

How. Cute. Is. That!
I'm in love with that little turtle! What a great entry for this week's Color Dare and hope to see you again!

--Kathryn

Alison said...

Hi! Very cute card! In regards to "creepy eye", I've always found that if you make the black dot for an eye just a bit larger, then it doesn't look as creepy. It's got something to do with the way we humans perceive pupil size. :)

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