Saturday, July 5, 2008

Waterskiing anybody?





I hope that all my American friends celebrated a wonderful Independence day with their friends and families - I know I did! My best friend's husband is from North Carolina and they decided to throw a Happy Fourth of July Bash complete with authentic Southern Fried Chicken and Biscuits :) Mmmmm, YUMMY! Sounds kinda funny to all you guys in the southern states, but I promise that it is very hard to come by up here! lol

Anyhoo, onto the card! I found this great Penny Black image in Victoria while visiting the inlaws and it just had so much paper tole potential! I couldn't find any DP in my stash that suited this card, so I created this little scene :)


The butterflies tow rope is a piece of DMC Embroidery thread that is threaded through the card and secured in the back. The water and lily pads below the mouse is clear embossed so that they are shiny, wet looking and a wee bit sparkely! Man, you should see this card in real life - it is practically glow in the dark there is so many sparkles on this!!!! It's wonderful, and I fully believe that Stickles were just the greatest invention ever :) lol

The card stock scenery has been run through my cuttlebug (by individual strips) and then sewn together. I used a cloud stencil and went to town with the skyline using soft sky ink and a little stickles.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Penny Black, Scenery
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Papertrey White, Old Olive
Inks: Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, Taken with Teal,Versa Mark, Basic Black
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Stickles, Dimensionals, Embroidery Floss, Decorative Scissors, Lg Oval Punch, Embossing Powder, Cloud Stencil, Sponges, Piercing Tool and Mat Pack

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21 comments:

Missy said...

I really love the water on this card, it is original and looks so wonderful. That butterfly is beautiful and the whole scene is adorable!

Susan said...

Awesome card - love all of the detail - made me laugh....
You have an amazing talent - thanks for sharing
- a fellow B.C.er from Langley

Susan said...

Awesome card - love the detail you obviously have patience and a huge talent!! Made me chuckle - always good. Thanks for sharing! :o)

- a fellow B.C.er from Langley

Donna said...

how cute! this mouse is having a ball-love all your details *cb & stickles, thread, lily pads etc.)

Louby said...

wow your cards are amazing and different from alot around. Hope it's ok if i add you to my blog list

Joy said...

WOW! Kim, your work is absolutely amazing. This is absolutely adorable!

pammyrn said...

Kim this is truly a work of art. I just love your work

Hugs Pam

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful scene Kim! love the cuttled water - and popped up image - and the butterfly is so fun! super details on this!

Dawn said...

Wow what a stunning card - love the way you have done a whole scene - really beautiful..

Sue said...

This is a wonderful card...lot to look at and wonderful textures!

kat said...

Stunningly beautiful.... All the precious details really make this card a work of art... The scene that you created is perfect!

Kathie Bailey said...

Kim, your cards are so inventive, fun and just downright gorgeous!

Kathy Stamper said...

It takes some real doing to get me to add another stamping blog to my faves as my time is limited and there's billions and billions of them, lol, but first time out of the gate, you've earned your spot! This card is awesome! TYFS
kathynruss

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card! Love the cute images, the coloring, the scene, the dimensions! Just perfect! TFS!

Michelle said...

Just way too adorable!!! I'm sure it is amazing in person!! I *heart* Stickles too!!!

Vickilyn said...

Kim - That card is the cutest!!!

Vicki

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Fabulous!!! What a darling scene!! And your water, sky, water lilies...everything...are awesome!! Love all the detail you put into your cards!! WOW!!

Jennifer Muraoka said...

Pretty as always! Any AI stamps yet?

Laurie Wilson said...

Hi Kim, I always love all your wonderful little details.... so very well thought out and perfectly executed! Your instructions and special insights are always a delight to read!

Lisa B. said...

Beautiful card.....made me smile!

You do lovely work for sure!

Pam said...

Kim, I am in awe at all the work you put in the background on this card. I may have to case some of the elements. If so I will link to you. Beautiful.
I love art, so I love your cards!
hugs,
Pam
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