Saturday, July 31, 2010

DTGD: Phase Nine

I still haven't finished the last two Dare to Get Dirty challenges, but here are some others from last week I haven't posted yet.
This is another adorable Pink Cat Studio image. I colored it with copics (Y08 for the chicks, R20 for the icing, and R24 for the cupcake paper), then added some Fruit Punch stickles to the sprinkles. I used my biggest nestie scallop circle to make the card base, making sure not to cut all the way through the fold. Then I cut another scallop circle from some Core'dinations pink paper and cut out a circle window using the nestie circle die. I added some red stickles onto each scallop.
Karen reminded me how cute this owl is from PTI Tiny Treats: Valentines (although shouldn't the sentiment be "guess woo loves you" in order for it to be punny?). I stamped the owl on red PTI bitty dot paper, used a white gel pen for the eyes, and cut out. On the Always Artichoke base, I'm really wishing I would have written down what color I used because I tried about 5 different greens before using this one. Maybe it's Ripe Avocado diamonds with Versamark dotted lines? ETA: mystery solved it was Memento Pear Tart for both the diamonds & lines! Whoduthunk? Not me! Anyway, I know I stamped the Wplus9 woodgrain using versamark onto Dark Chocolate paper and I think I need to suck it up and spend the $4 on some new clear embossing powder because these white specs are killing me. I used a circle punch to punch out a circle (hence the name "circle punch") and rotated it a bit before adhering to the base. Then I foam mounted the strip on top to make it look like Mr Owl was in his hidey-hole. I stamped the sentiment and punched it out using the Modern Label punch and then I made my own brads from a spare piece of embossed woodgrain paper.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by today. I hope y'all are having a great weekend--mine's about to get a lot better with some Chang's Crispy Honey Chicken and Great Wall of Chocolate! Woohoo!!


Crafty Creations said...

Loving both!! That woodgrain stamp is awesome!

Karen H. said...

Love your cards! What color copic did you use for the chickies??

I love the woodgrain piece you created with the curvy edges, especially with the cool punch out! And thanks for the shout out :)

Angela said...

Both cards are very nifty. I especially love the "hidey hole" technique! That owl is indeed adorable. Between you and Emily, I think I'm gonna have to pull that set out again soon.
Oh, and if you get more clear ep, you could always use the old for embossing on white... ;)

Emily Leiphart said...

Heehee, both are so cute, Meg! I have the same question as Karen... what colour Copic did you use for the chickies? Now I also have a massive craving for a cupcake! :O

I agree with Angela, the rotated hidey-hole is an awesome idea! I love how you used the argyle and you'll have to find out what colour you used 'cause I love it. I think my argyle set is feeling very neglected right now! ;)

Oh, and if you're charging your next PTI order to me, Angela and Karen, then I'll just charge mine back to you and we'll call it even. :Þ The big question is, are you going to wait for the August release??

Cheryl said...

I love them both. That PCS stamp is one of my favs. Great job.

Emily Keaton said...

These are adorable, Meg!! I love those cupcake chickies in the first, and that cute owl in the second one is so sweet. Great job on the woodgrain!! I love how you made the hidey-hole for Mr. Owl!

Lisa Lara said...

I LOVE your pink cat studio card. Oh my the shape, the sparkles, the coloring. Love it Meg. sooooooooooo cute.