October 2, 2009

Bloggers Challenge - Nuts about You (take two!)

Happy Friday! It's time for Bloggers Challenge, and this week I gave the challenge players an easy theme - LOVE. A lot of times when I issue theme challenges, it's generally because I need to create that type of card. This week is no exception - DH and I are celebrating out 18th Wedding Anniversary on Monday. Gosh, where does the time go? I had created a card the other day, actually I've created a few - just not sure which one I'm going to give him yet. I wanted something a little more manly - didn't think flowers would go over to well!

I used the Bombshell Sketch at Rubber Stamp Chat for my layout inspiration, rotating my sketch, and added the stamped leaves and acorns to fill the open space. I created my own DSP using the leaves from Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Autumn Squirrel, and the Depth of Field Technique. It takes a bit longer to do this technique with Multi Step Stamps but I'm very happy with the outcome. I stamped the leaves as follows on White: #3 Sahara Sand, #2 Sahara Sand stamped off, #1 Sahara Sand stamped off; #3 Memento Tangelo, #2 Tangelo stamped off, #1 Tangelo stamped off; #3 Memento Rhubarb, #2 Rhubarb stamped off, #1 Rhubarb stamped off. I stamped a Tangelo and Rhubarb leaf on scrap White cut it out, sponged the edges, and added it to the Basic Grey panel with dimensionals. The Acorns were stamped as follows: #3 Close to Cocoa, #2 Old Olive stamped off, #1 Sahara Sand, then adhered to the leaves with dimensionals. I frayed a piece of hemp and added it with a Glue Dot. The sentiment is stamped in Close to Cocoa.

To create the Squirrel, I stamped #3 in Close to Cocoa, #2 Sahara Sand, #1 Memento Desert Sand on White card stock, then cut with the Spellbinders Circle Die, and layered onto a Chocolate Circle, adhered to my card with Dimensionals.

Details:
Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Autumn Squirrel
Ink - Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Memento Rhubarb, Tangelo
Card Stock - White, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey Indian Summer, Dusty Durango
Other - Big Shot, Spellbinders, Sponge Dauber, Hemp, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain
Looking for more Love Themed inspiration - just click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar. Have a great weekend!


19 comments :

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Anniversary Congrats to you both! Beautiful card, lovin' that image and the background rocks!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is just gorgeous!!! My husband loves squirrels- this would be a fabulous card for him! What beautiful colors and I love this layout with this stamp set. Awesome! TFS

Lorie said...

Happy Anniversary! Your card is just too cute! :o)

Selene Kempton said...

Super cute! Great colors! Lovin it!

Basement Stamper said...

Happy Anniversary, love the little squirrels, a very fall-feeling card.

Rachel Hope said...

Awww, so cute! Love the sentiment :D

Makiko Jones said...

Happy Anniversary, Lisa!!
What a beautiful anniversary card! The sentiment is just perfect!

Tami Black said...

I personally think this is gorgeous and definitely shows that you created something special that took time. If he doesn't love it, send it my way! I adore this card!

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh my this is just fabulous. Love the way the background leaves look and that squirrel is just amazingly life like. - Happy Anniversary!

Robin Merriman said...

Beautifully done, Lisa! Happy Anniversary to you guys - our 18th is this year too, in December!

Connie Paxman said...

rock out, love the rich fall colors and the detail of each stamp..those are nice stamps.
great job on making your own DSP.
Happy Anniversary...
connie paxman

Nikki Bond said...

Too cute! Love the earthy colors! {SMILES}

Kim said...

Great card, Lisa! I love this squirrel stamp and plan to use it on my Thanksgiving cards. Thanks for the inspiration, and happy anniversary!

njburk said...

All I have to say is this is just too darn cute!
Love that squirrel.

Marcia said...

That's just too darn cute!

:) Marcia P

Lisa Bohler said...

Wowza! I LOVE this card! The depth of field tech is just GORGEOUS and those KS stamps are to die for! Love what you do with them!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is darling Lisa! Sweet image and I love the sentiment! Have a very Happy Anniversary! :D

Lori said...

Happy anniversary to you and your husband, Lisa! This is a fun card for celebrating a fall anniversary.

Patti Chesky said...

Happy Anniversary!!! The squirrel is so life like. The background technique is perfect for the season.

 
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