Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Forest Friends

Aren't these little guys cute? The set (4 stamps) will be available April 1st from the Occasions Mini Catalog. One of the awesome things about being a demonstrator is that I had the opportunity to get the set before it officially went on sale. Would you like to learn more about becoming a demo? Ask me how you can get the starter kit at a discounted price PLUS learn how you can take advantage of a 3 payment option!

The card starts out with a base of Not Quite Navy trimmed to create a square of 5.5". A scalloped piece of Baja Breeze (using my new scallop border punch!) was layered next and given a little added detail with some dots using my crafter's tool kit. A strip of White Taffeta ribbon finishes off the piece.

Using my Big Shot and Scallop Circle die, I was able to create a base for my Forest Friends out of Kiwi Kiss. Two circles, one out of Baja Breeze, and a slightly smaller one from Whisper White, were cut out using the Circle Scissors Plus.

Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, and Close to Cocoa markers were used to create the tree and animals. The deer and tree were stamped directly onto the circle, while the owl was stamped onto a separate piece of Whisper White, snipped out and adhered using dimensionals. By dabbing a sponge into Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze, I was able to create the "grass" and "sky".

The sentiment is a rub-on in Whisper White from last year's Sale-a-bration (no longer offered, however the current rub-ons offer very similar results). Don't forget that this year's Sale-a-bration is only going for 2 more weeks! The stamp sets offered will never be offered again!

As promised, I posted some pictures of our guest room that I am in the midst of redecorating. I still have some wall decor to put up, and I would like to get a small scale chair and console table when our budget allows. Enjoy!



Kim said...

Adorable!! Love how you created a 'scene' in your circle. STILL haven't rec'd my new mini goodies, but now i can't wait! I got this set as well! Cute Cute!

Patti said...

Carrie, your room is coming along! I love the bold colors. Your card is super cute. I love that white ribbon.

Mary Fish said...

What a sweet card. Love the effect of the Scallop Circle. I look to trying these stamps!

Fabulous bedding! Beautiful colors on the wall. I'm have used a lot of color in my home to create architecture where there really isn't any.

Denise said...

I love your card!