Jan 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Whimsy Turtle




I made this card for my Brother-in-Laws Birthday. I don't think it is too girly, what do you think?
Stampin' Meg from Peacock Paperie had such a cute card posted on her blog with this folding technique. I knew I had to try it.
The card base (kiwi Kiss) measures 8.5 x 4.25, scored at 3 inches. The little card base inside measures 6.75x 2.5 scored at 3.25 inches. It looks hard, but is really easy to make.
This cute image is from Whimsy stamps , it was colored using Prismacolor Pencil and blended with baby oil. I sponged some bashful blue on the sky portion of the image and not quite navy on the water portion of the image. The balloons were made by punching 1/2 inch circles and I attached a clear bubble to each one. Embellishments used are a paper clip with teal ribbon,. The sentiment was cut out into a banner and I folded it up and tucked it under the paper clip.

Stamps: Whimsy Turtle, Birthday Whimsy sentiment (by SU),
Paper: Kiwi kiss, taken with teal, Designer Paper (SU), white (georgia Pacific)
Ink: black
Accessories: clear bubbles (joann), half inch circle punch (SU), paper clip, ribbon, prismacolor pencils.

Thanks for looking.

18 comments:

  1. That came out awesome!! Great job =)

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  2. Fabulous card, i like the fresh colors.

    Hugs Sabine

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  3. Oh this is fabulous! I really love the image, such wonderful colouring too

    hugs Bev x

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  4. I think it's JUST FINE!! LOVE the turtle ... and your coloring is perfect!!

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  5. I think it's a great guy card. And what a cool idea for a different kind of fold.

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  6. I just love this turtle :). The card is great, love the colors.

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  7. not to girlie, it's a fab card, luv it, sue.x

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  8. A great card.....great idea with the balloons, too...thanks for sharing!

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  9. This card is super cute! The image is adorable :)

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  10. Great card! I love that fold and the clear dots on the flowers are genius! Adorable.

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  11. That turtle is ADORABLE and so is the card (but in a very manly sort of way, obv!)

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  12. simply adorable. This came out so nicely!

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  13. This is so wonderful! The coloring is so great!

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  14. The colors are wonderful!

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  15. Just love the turtle image...super card!

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  16. This is adorable Ellie! Love the fold style and the great coloring. The little balloons look fab as well as the sentiment tag. Not too girly at all! :) Great work! I'll add this one to the gallery today or tomorrow. :)

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  17. This is just darling!! I love this!! ;) TFS!!

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  18. This is wonderful! I love the way it opens!

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