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Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Frog Card

It's a crazy busy weekend- my baby boy is GRADUATING from 5th grade and my mom is coming into town for the graduation! My son will be going into middle school.... I can't believe how time has flown! I really wanted to post something so I thought I would post a card that I had made a card for one of my best friends a month or so back.  She calls her hubby her Frog (I think because he REALLY is her prince charming :D) but I had this stamp set (Unfrogettable) which is retired from Stampin' Up! and just HAD to make it for her! 

I had die cut the blue "card" with a Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Album, Accordion #2 (I cut off the piece that you attach to another to make it an accordion album.) I cut the green/cream diamond patterned paper in a square and used a corner rounder. Glued it to the card base. I stamped the frog and the sentiment with black Momento ink. I colored the frog in with glaze pens by Sakura . I cut the frog out with scissors. I punched out a heart and circle. 

I cut a pie piece shape out of the green circle so it would resemble a lily pad. I then scored lines to show the "veins" of the leaf and sanded it to show the "veins" more clearly. I glued the lily pad down, then the heart, then the flower and button. I used pop dots under the top half of the frog to give the frog a 3-d effect, I added some twine and wrapped it around the card front three times and tied a knot. PRESTO!! We have the card :D 

I really enjoyed making this card. I was pleased how it came out and my friend really enjoyed it as well. I hope you enjoy this project and I would love to hear your feed back! 

Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

2 comments:

Jenn Roseman said...

Love it!! I am a new follower!!!!

www.memorieswithjen.blogspot.com

A Creative Journey said...

Thanks so much Jen! I am already a follower of yours. You do beautiful work :D