Wednesday, August 12, 2009

O happy day

For this card, I followed the sketch on 365 Cards. I doubt once school starts that I will be able to complete more than one challenge on 365 Cards each week, but for the past month, I have totally enjoyed the inspiration I find there!

This card uses another of Penny's digi stamps. (She just released some new ones over the weekend - you should take a peek!) I used my CTMH watercolor pencils and blending pen to color it. I am enjoying coloring images ... and hopefully, my skills will improve as I continue to practice! :)

It also satisfies the Use It! challenge for this week:

  • My new technique was using waxy flax as thread. OMW -- I think I'm in love. Waxy flax was so much easier that embroidery floss. I'll have to look to see what other colors CTMH offers!

  • My virgin stamp was from CTMH's Kid Power. OMW -- I bought that before I was a consultant and I have been a consultant for over 2 years. I guess it was about time that stamp met ink!

  • And, the new paper is the card base. I had purchased white scored notecards from PTI a long long long time ago, but they sat in the drawer as I used up the sets I had bought from Michaels. Well, I finished my last pack from Michaels and opened the PTI set. OMW -- if you don't have these as your card bases, you are missing out. The quality of this paper -- it's like comparing 250 count bedsheets to 900 thread count bedsheets. I'm hooked, after just one card!

Supplies: Paper - unknown source (it's that dinosaur old paper from the stash). Stamp set: CTMH Kid Power. Ink: Olive. Embellishments: CTMH waxy flax, CTMH ric rac, unknown buttons. Tools: CTMH watercolor pencils, SU word window punch, CTMH blending pen.


  1. O cute!! I'm a turtle lover but don't know why. Love plaid, too. Love your card!!

  2. your card is absolutely stunning

  3. Super card, Maricar! Love the happy turtle and the joyful experience you had discovering the fun in the supplies you have. Awesome!

  4. darling card Maricar! love the sweet turtle!

  5. Oh, very cute! Glad you chose to ink up that virgin stamp and use some old stash :)

  6. So love your card. I'm diggin' the plaid too!
    Kim xXx


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