Friday, September 17, 2010

A little elf told me...

Good morning!

I've got a fun little card to share today that I made just for the heck of it. As soon as I saw this adorable image over at Spesch Stamps I knew I had to have him. There is just something so quiet and sweet about this Little Elf digi, that it really spoke to me. Don'tcha just want to pinch those cheeks? Cute, cute, cute! :)

Once again I have used the Copic X-Press It cardstock for my stamping and coloring and I have been asked if I like it better than the Paper Trey Ink cardstock... and you know I'm finding that I like them both equally but for different reasons. I feel that the Paper Trey Ink cardstock gives me a bit of a creamier, softer, 'Pillsbury dough boy' finished look. The X-Press It seems to give me a more vibrant end result. That combined with the thinner weight, which makes it much easier for cutting out an image, makes it really nice too. I guess it just depends on what I want my image to look like in the end and if I plan on doing much cutting that will dictate which cardstock I choose to use.

Oh and back to the card... I also added buttons into the design so that I could enter it into this week's Flutter By challenge. Yep, I've done two button challenges in a row but ya know I loves me my buttons so it's all good! This time I tried something a bit different by stringing them along the twine to create decorative borders on the card.

Ok, I'm off to work for the day... TTYL! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (red polka dot), KI Memories (yellow)
digi stamp- Spesch Stamps (little elf)
stamp- Technique Tuesday (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Colorbox Dark Brown chalk ink
Paper Trey Ink twine
buttons
Fiskars zigzag decorative edge scissors
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R20
hair- E08, E07, E19, E18
clothes- E55, E57, E59, E49, YG03, YG63, YG67, G0000, G000, G00
scenery- E40, E41, 0, R05, R08, E09, Y35, Y38, YG03, YG63, YG67, Y11, Y13, BG000, 0

34 comments:

Dragonlady said...

Hi Amy

I agree what a little cutie, love your card.

Hugs Ali x

MrsK said...

oh oh oh super cute!!!! Spesch stamps are to die for LOL ive just found them recently and i love them! Amy your one clever lass your creations are amazing! hugz sal xxx

Maria Therese said...

Awesome coloring Amy!! And yes he is a cute :)
Love your mix of paper too!!

the paper bug said...

I absolutely love, Love, LOVE your button borders! Nice work!

♥Rach♥ said...

Oh, you got some of the new paper? Lucky duck!
This is adorable, he's so cute and whimsical and you've colored it up beautifully :0)

Marjon said...

What a cutie,love the matching paper and the buttons.

Grtzz Marjon

Renkata said...

Very, very cute!!!

Linda said...

what a cute card
hugs linda

Rhonda Miller said...

How cute. That image is so sweet. TFS.

Nancy Thomas said...

A sweet image - love the bright colors and of course - the buttons! If you are like me you could enter a button challenge every week! I did a review of the new Copic paper today too btw.

Leigh said...

Sooo adorable! You could get me into a lot of trouble missy! I'm supposed to be starting schoolwork and instead I'm dreaming of button challenges.....

Tonje said...

Super cute image & love the buttons!

Kelly Booth said...

Such a cute image Amy...Love your card and the use of your Buttons!!

RiNNE said...

What a cute little image! Thanks for the tip on paper...I heard about it from the Copics class I had and wondered about it since. I've tried out new paper too - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White # 80. I like it as well.

Lelia Pierce said...

Oh my! He is the cutest little guy! I lurve this image! Wonderful job on the card!

XXX

Shelby Goolsby said...

Such a cute card, I love the buttons on a string.

Lysa said...

I LOVE this Amy!! It is just so cute :) Love how you strung the buttons too!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Super adorable card. I love it.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Very cute card Amy!! That image is adorable.

Stamping Cafe said...

Super cute image indeed, Amy!! You make the image come to live, love your fabulous card!

Have a beautiful weekend!!

Tasha said...

Amy this is fabulous, i love the design and the fabulous bright colours, super cute
love tasha xx

Tracey Feeger said...

OMG Amy he looks super cute. Love the colours and your colouring is just perfect. Yes those cheeks are just too chubby to not pinch LOL.
mwah
Trace

WickedPixie said...

Oh, Amy...this is such a great little "happy place" card! I love it!

Where do you get your Copic x-Press It card stock? I am in love with my PTI, but I never have tried this other kind! :-)Traci

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy, This is so cute! At first I thought that it was one of your new stamps that you were showing. It looks just magical like your wonderful fairies. Thanks again for all of your sweetness. I hope that you had a great day at work. Hugs, Lisa

margie c said...

Awww, total sweetness! I also love the layout you created with the buttons, very cute!
TGIF :)
hugs, margie

Kim Y. said...

This is such a sweet card, Amy!
I got some x-press papers as well but haven't tried them yet. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on them!

itsabrt said...

Oh this is so wonderful Amy I love the soft image against the bole background! I am giving away some candy sponsored by Torendi. It's a surprise as to what it is but I am sure it will be loads of fun! Stop by and see! Beth aka BR-T

donna mikasa said...

Such a sweet image, indeed! Love the paper you used that matches the toadstool perfectly! I like how you strung the buttons--very cool!

Alice Wertz said...

super cute image and such a fun and delightful card, Amy! love all the buttons. thanks for the feed back on the different cardstocks, too. =)

Leanne said...

Totally cute Amy!!! Love the scene you created and that stamp is super cute! Thanks for the feedback on the different papers. Have a great weekend!! Hugs,

bosenberries said...

Love that button idea!! He is cute!! Robin

Danni said...

Awww, this is so sweet!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is adorable - and I love the dp and layout! Thanks for playing with us at Flutter By wednesday!

Crafty Jenn said...

Awww, he IS cute! The Mushroom and the dotted dp makes me think of Toad from Super Mario; he's my fav Nintendo character! Hee hee!

<3 Jenn