Friday, September 9, 2011

You are so dear to me

Here's a card I made using the svg files I offered in August. I'll enter it in  CAS-ual Friday challenge. CFC19: Use paper piecing on a fall themed Clean And Simple project.

For the background trees I used a free file from SVG Cuts, then punched some leaves in orange, green and yellow. I distressed them with some brown ink and glued them randomly across the top. I glued some dried Spanish moss on the bottom for some dimension. I glued Mamma deer on and used pop dots for the fawn. The sentiment I wrote on the same sand colored paper as the base and inked the outline.  The card measures:5 1/4" X 4 1/4". Next time I'll use the deer on a bigger card.

One of my favorite blogs is  The Paper Boutique. Linda offers great videos, and on Friday's she shares 5 blog sites that she's discovered. This week Linda is also offering a contest asking her followers to share their favorite tips.  Wow...I learned some great tips. My favorite is from an anonymous  follower who wrote that she saw a u tube video that showed rubbing pieces of Styrofoam together creates a fine snow-like crumbs, similar to Flower Soft. How great is that? I immediately tried it and filled a baby food jar with this snowy type substance. Then I experimented with adding Adirondack alcohol ink  in the jar. Several drop of the citrus ink produced a lovely lime green... so I rubbed some more Styrofoam together filled a jar and added several drop of  sail boat blue creating a pretty baby blue. How fun...and thrifty. I'll leave the lids off the until the alcohol evaporates, then I'll make a card using it. I just can't wait.

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

I want to be a little girl when I grow up - so I can play and play all day - 
Be well... share some joy - add a comment;) Thanks for visiting. Carole


  1. Thanks so much for the mention! I so appreciate your kinds words!

    I love your card. It is adearable:) Linda

  2. Wow what a beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. The deer are so sweet, a gorgeous 'Fall' card :)
    Jenny x

  4. WOW. This is stunning! What great work!

  5. Marvelous...what a great job you've done with the paper piecing!

  6. This is so sweet! Love forest animals - those are some amazing cut files!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  7. See what I'm missing....awesome awesome awesome. Just not enough hours in a day.


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