Sunday, July 13, 2014

Let's Shell-ebrate!

I was in need of a few Birthday cards so came up with this nifty little one which worked up pretty quickly and easily.
I love turtles.  Always have.  Sadly I don't see them around as much anymore! :(  We live on a small river and used to see more turtles but come to think of it...I don't think I've seen even one this year!  Come back, little turtles!
Anywho....here is my card:
I used the Paper Smooches über-cute set Party Posse for the cutest little turtle.  I colored him in with some Copics for some simple blending and paper pieced his shell from the My Minds Eye Lime Twist pad which also provided the dotted background paper.  I used a postage stamp die from Simon Says Stamp to cut out the middle and used foam tape to adhere the paper to my white card base.  The banner was cut with a Simon Says Stamp die and also adhered with a bit of foam tape.  I used some Wink of Stella clear on the little party hat to give it some extra shine.  I started to color in some of the dots on the background but then I said..."Susan, leave it alone! Enough is enough!"  But after I said "ENOUGH!"...I decided to put some Glossy Accents on his shell.  LOL!

Here is a closeup:
There are coordinating dies that go with the stamp set which makes for care free cutting! I like that! :)

I think little Toby the Turtle is cute...don't you?

Happy Crafting and Happy Sunday!

4 comments:

  1. This turtle card would win the race & indeed bee (me bee - ing spontaneous) worth a celebration. Like the open die cut look & bit of shine. I also like stamp & die sets. This reminds me of a time when hubby & I were driving home from grocery store. Hubby sees a small turtle on the road. I was driving and did not see it. We drove around & back. Hubby picked up the baby snapping turtle. Of course, I photographed it. Then we put it on other side of road near a creek where it would be safer. One other time I was walking the park with our dog and found a turtle. Brought it back home for daughter to see. Had her hold & of course I photographed this as well. Then we returned the turtle to the park creek area. Thanks for reminding me of happy turtle memories.

    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  2. Your turtle is so sweet and Susan you made my day with your super sweet comment on my Swinging Card tutorial

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  3. oh my ....this card is so totally adorable and fun! Great design, cute turtle and fab patterned papers, Susan!
    Awesome job!!
    THANKS so much for all your lovely and encouraging comments on my blog!! You're the best!! :)

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  4. I love it...so cute!!!!!! Any child would be happy to receive that card ....or adult!!

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