Saturday, May 10, 2008

A Fuzzy Rubber Ducky?

I love this little stamp by Stampendous (nursery set). It's darling and he reminds me of the song "Rubber Ducky" all the time. Guess what I was singing when I was making this card? lol

My sewing machine has certainly been getting a workout lately! I started by creating waves in the background by using two different shades of cardstock (Night of Navy and Not Quite Navy). I added texture by running each colour through my cuttlebug using 2 different embossing folders, then sponged Night of Navy on the edges. I stacked the waves to add some visual dimension and then quilted it with my sewing machine.

For the background colour I used Soft Sky and sponged with with Bashful Blue and Boardering Blue inks. Most of the layers on this card are popped up on dimensionals once again! Apparently I am all about dimension these days!

The main image is coloured with my markers and then blended with an aqua painter.The little ducks beak and waves have been heat embossed using a Versa Marker and Clear Embossing Powder. This adds a really lovely glossiness (is that even a word) and makes the image a little bit realistic :) I was intending to make this card a little less nautical looking and hoping it to be and a little more babyish... but we all know how these things can take on lives of their own! Maybe this card would make a nice baby's first birthday card!

Tip: No matter what the card base colour is, I always add a card insert. I always stamp a co-ordinating image on the inside of the card as well as the same image on the envelope to match. A well made card pays attention to detail and it is always appreciated by the receiver. It is guarunteed to get lots of ooh's and aah's! - Even from tho postmaster!!!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Stampendous Nursery, Local King Rubber Stamps
Paper: Real Red, Papertrey White, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Soft Sky
Inks: Basic Black, Versa Mark and Marker, Bashful Blue, Boardering Blue, Night of Navy, SU Markers
Others: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Markers, Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch


SmilynStef said...

Wow ... my jaw is dropping looking at your creations ... I love your wavy water and the stamping on the inside of your card.

Littlekel90 said...

ONLY ONE COMMENT?! Where was everyone? Your nautical rubbery ducky card is just adorable! I love the dimensions, too, and thanks for the tips on the inside and envelope as well. I usually just doll up the outside and think about doing something inside. You really ROCK the card makin' world, girl. I will definitely be back again to your blog. Addin' you to my reader now. :) TFS!! Kel