Monday, June 2, 2014

Birthday Bubbles & Christmas Snowflakes!

My card today features our two newest Leonard the Pig stamps: Leonard blowing bubbles and Leonard behind the bubble. I had a lot of fun working with these two stamps and thought they went well with this birthday greeting.

I started by stamping the Leonard blowing bubbles with Memento Black ink on white CS and coloring him with Copics. I used my circle nestie dies to cut a circle in the upper right hand corner of this panel and then added the blue ring, after sponging the sky in with Bashful Blue ink. The second Leonard was stamped onto another piece of white CS and positioned so he'd show through the "bubble." He was also colored with Copics. The birthday greeting was divided into two parts and stamped directly onto the main panel with black ink. Some Memento Bamboo Leaves and TH Antique Linen inks were sponged around the grassy area. Clear dew drops were added to the lower right hand corner and everything is attached to the Bashful Blue card base. I decided the bubbles needed something, so I sprayed some Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist onto an acrylic block and used a small paint brush to paint some of the shimmering mist onto the bubbles. It's hard to see in the photo, but the bubbles do sparkle in real life.

I haven't been playing along in the weekly Merry Monday Challenges lately due to lack of time, but decided to make the time today!! Here's my card for this week's challenge to use aqua, white and other colors on your card. I used silver for my third color. This is also for today's Technique challenge at SCS to cover the background with border die cuts or punches.

I used two different shades of aqua CS and white for the borders that were punched with a MS snowflake border punch. Nestie snowflake dies were used to create the snowflake. CB snowflake folder created the background on the top layer. The sentiment was stamped with Memento black ink and cut with a tag punch. Some Taken with Teal ink was sponged around the edges. Some bakers twine and silver sequins complete the look.

This week's challenge is Holey Moley - used tiny holes on your card. We'd love to have you join the fun. You could be the winner of an awesome prize. You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until next week,


  1. Very cute card :) And the birthday greetings sweet :)

  2. I'm so glad you could join us this week, Shelia! Love all this aqua and the pretty snowflakes! So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! (Leonard is pretty cute.)

  3. LOVE the aqua and the embossing, lovely!!! Thanks for joining the merriment at Merry Monday!!!

  4. Love the snowflakes! Very pretty!

  5. Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday and sharing your lovely snowflake card -- great design!

  6. Hi Sheila!

    Love your Merry Monday card, and I did giggle at Leonardf! Too cute for words!

    Di xx

  7. Both cards are great Sheila, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  8. Oh I love both of these cards! The aqua Christmas card... ;) and the pigs are great! You're so sweet and creative.