Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SC238 - Amuse Goes to the North Pole!

I just noticed earlier on today that I haven't updated my blog in almost 2 weeks! *Gasp!* I can't believe how busy I've been trying to get all my DT work done before we leave to go camping, so I decided to play hooky tonight and participate in this week's Sketch Challenge (SC238) over at SCS. I really needed something to show you all and it gave me a great excuse to play with one of my new stamps that I picked up during Amuse-a-palooza :) But I will tell you a little more about that in a bit...first off, the card!

Here I was thinking that I would plan ahead and colour up these adorable little Noel birds earlier in anticipation for the challenge to be posted. I was thinking of making a sweet little clean and simple card a la Amuse Style. Then I saw the sketch and thought to myself that it really made my coloured image hard to work with...then my little lightbulb moment happend.

I ended up cutting apart my image and popping them up on the individual squares to be connected with silver cording...easy right? Um....lets just say that those pretty stickles are covering up some nasty ink smears due to stamping little birdie feet on those itty bitty squares. Oh, and all that extra card stock layers that I have going on...not really clean and simple is it? That happened when I picked out my papers, cut everything up and then held it up to my good lighting. It really didn't match in the end, but I wasn't about to waste any more time re-cutting all that paper so tossed the offending DP into my scrap bin and added more matting. I figured that those layers needed to work out for the best! lol In keeping with the clean and simple style that my card is clearly not...I put my foot down and said "No" to my sewing machine ;)

Remember that I mentioned Amuse-a-palooza? Well my local stamp store was hosting the event and I signed up for one of Glenda Wyatt's Christmas Card Classes on Sunday and had a fabulous time :) It was a wonderful break away from my work and I got the opportunity to meet Miss Alli Miles - talk about a sweetheart!

Speaking of work...I know that you are just itching to know when you will be seeing it! lol Starting July 23-25 the Dirty Dozen and Alumni are hosting the Dare to get Dirty challenges and I have been making up some samples for that and then the last 4 days of the month, you will get to see all of my CDS sneak peeks that I....um....am still working on *cough*... I did say that I was playing hooky tonight! lol

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Amuse
Paper: Gina K, Burmuda Bay, Watercolour, Bazzill Bling, Misc DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, More Mustard, Taken with Teal, Soft Suede
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Ribbon, Stickles, Clear Embossing Powder, Silver Cord, Tombow Markers, Aqua Painter, Sponges, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder, Scallop Punch, Liquid Applique

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Sandra said...

this card is wonderful - thank you for the inspiration - I love how you popped everything up!

Dianne said...

Kim I love what you did with the Amuse stamps. The DP is beautiful! Christmas is just around the corner.

Cindy said...

As usual, this is just beautiful. I am so envious of your coloring.

Becky said...

This is beautiful.. Great job on the sketch, and your coloring is awesome.

Leslie said...

Beautiful! I really miss your super talented cards! (We want a camper SOOOOO bad!!!!)

True :) said...

This is a cutie! Your story about all the troubles you had with your "simple" card cracked me up!
You rocked the sketch BTW!
True :)

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

What an adorable card Kim! I always love all the details you put on your cards.

the funkie junkie said...

Beautiful "simple" card, Kim. I had to laugh at your story though, because how many cards have any of us made that ended up completely different because of some little glitch or a mistake set us off on a completely different path - LOL. At least, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one!!!

Kim Nath said...

It doesn't seem to matter what happens in the course of your design process ( mess ups or whatever) you ALWAYS end up with a perfectly gorgeous card! Brilliant as always.

Lorri said...

Great card Kim, I had these papers and a stamp just like that one so I CASED it for a retirement card for hubby's work. As usual your cards are just beautiful and very inspirational.