Saturday, May 5, 2012

Am I Fat? - PDCC130 & 4CC88

Hello and welcome to the weekend!!  Curious about the title to my post?  I just had to write it up that way especially with the sentiment I used on my card from a new set being released by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company on May 15th.  When I saw the challenge for the Play Date Cafe, I just knew I had to sneak peek this set a little early even though I still have another migraine.  This week's PDCC130 challenge colors just screamed flamingos and vacation to me!!  Here's the colors:

For my card, I pulled out some Martha Stewart pre-made guava cards I had been gifted by a friend as well as some A Muse designer paper, then got to stamping.  I started out by stamping my Flamingos On Vacation in memento tuxedo black in twice onto Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company snow storm smooth card stock before coloring with prismacolor markers.  Once my coloring was finished, I cut out the second palm tree to pop up later and stippled Adirondack aqua ink and sunshine yellow ink around the top before stippling caramel ink on the bottom for sand and then stamping some birds from the soon to be released Scenic Selections as seagulls for the background.

Once all of my layering was finished, I pulled out some of my favorite embellishments to use, brads!  Gotta have some sort of brads on a card .... faux or real...they have to be there before popping up the layered image over a sponged die cut ric rack border.  Once my saying was stamped, stippled and more brads added, I popped up the layered flamingos over the sponged border before adding the popped up palm branches.  Here's a close up of the layered images. 

For the final touches, I added some Michael's $1 bin ribbon and clips from my stash along with some clear dew drops. 

Challenges my card is submitted in:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Why not visit one of the above challenges and participate.  They're a lot of fun and definitely get the mojo flowing.

Stamps: MFP Flamingos On Vacation, Scenic Selections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Aqua, Caramel, Sunshine Yellow
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm Smooth, A Muse Designer Paper, Stampin Up! Soft Sky, Going Grey, Pretty In Pink, Martha Stewart Pre-Made Guava Card
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, MFT Die-Namic, Stipple Brushes, Making Memories Brads, Michael's $1 Ribbon, Clips, Dew Drops, Glue Dots, Sponges, Pop Dots, Dimensionals


  1. Bonnie--this is so cute! You did a fantastic job with the new set! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy Fox blog challenge this week!

  2. Love what you did with them. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  3. So Miami beach! Love the colors & all of the add demensions. Thanks for joining us a Speedy Fox & Friends challge blog.

  4. Super adorable!!! Love seeing this cute stamp set inked up!!! Thanks for joining us a Speedy Fox & Friends.

  5. Cute much detail. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

  6. Cute card!! Thanks for joining us this week for our "Favorite Embellie" challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

  7. Great card Bonnie, Love the scenery. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  8. Fun image--love that ribboN! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)