June 6, 2009

Friendship card (life is SWEETER...)

Hello there friends!
Yesterday, I finished this card for the first time in about 2 weeks. The challenge at the Hero Arts this week was to create to use the background stamps in unusual ways for cards or projects.
After browsing their blog on Monday night, I began to make my card, and actually I finished creating all the parts - the coloring and the cutting out included.
But couldn't make time for all the parts putting together. Oh..., it's Saturday morning, here! :(

This is the card,
'Friendship card (life is SWEETER when shared with friends)
''life is SWEETER when shared with friends' - This is great sentiment and the combination of the 2 fonts are quite pretty, so I like it a lot.
From a point of view, 'Food chain', I know it's so strange that the owl and the mouse are together... But I dare to take them to be the characters for this card.
The result of my card was a little childish. But I like this image.
I did faux stitches partly like quilting lines around the applique quilt.
Used the Grid Pattern stamp for the sky, and I wanted to express a calm sea to use the Wood Finish stamp at the bottom of this card. But it was a little different from the result that I expected to by my poor technique.


This is a closeup view.

stamp used:
HA Design Blocks Grid Pattern / S5216
HA Design Blocks Reverse Leaf Pattern / S5054
HA Design Blocks Birds N Branch / S5093
HA Curious Owl / F5210
HA Wood Finish / K5190
HA Clear Design Friends / CL351
HA Clear Design Elephants / CL280

paper:American Crafts and Kretake Card Stocks,
Basic Grey Urban Prairie for the owl

Ink & embossing powder:
Tsukineko VersaFine / Onyx Black, Versa Magic / Sage, Sahara Sand
HA Shadow Ink / Soft pool, sand, green
Memories Dye ink / White
Ranger Distress Ink / Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye
Ranger Stickles / Frosted Lace, Waterfall
Watercolor & crayon color pencils, Copics

HA Button & Hearts Accent Pearls / CH173, Prima paper flowers, Ribbon

Thanks for looking! :)


  1. This is very eye-catching Tomo - beautiful colours and an all-round wonderful creation!!

  2. Love the unusual way you used the background stamp! The sentiment is perfect and I think the owl and mouse together is adorable!

  3. Tomo...this card is so VERY Creative...just LOVE it!! The little mouse with that Owl is just Precious....

  4. Great use of your background stamps and I just adore the look of the card. It's not childish at all.... love the sentiment.

  5. Hi, ladies!
    Thanks so much for your lovely comments on this card!:)
    I'm sorry I was late to write my RES.
    Hugs, Tomo

  6. This is so sweet, Tomo! Love all the background stamps you used in such unique ways. Such an eye candy!!!

  7. Hi, Teresa! Thanks so much for your visiting and your comment! :)

  8. Hi, Tomo! I think this card is really pretty and whimsical. I like the colors you picked. And I love the way you cut out the leaves from the reverse leaf pattern stamp! :-)


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