A froggie get-well card

Isn’t it great when you find just the right image for the card you’re making? 

My cousin, Pierre, is in the hospital and I wanted to make him a cheery get-well card. I took my inspiration from this comical froggie king statue that he posted to Facebook. A quick look in my digis library and up popped a frog wearing a crown. Yay!  

So, here’s how I created my little froggie card…

  • traced and detached the frog digi, using my Silhouette Cameo
  • traced and cut out a lily pad, a free image that I found using Google Search
  • created the square background using a blue polka dot background from my Silhouette library
  • coloured the frog with my Copic markers…now, here comes the fun part…
  • after colouring the frog, I used a Copic colourless blender to create lighter spots on the frog, then
  • I turned the frog over, wrong side up and, using a foam mat and an embossing tool (see photo below) I made depressions all over my little froggie king; when I turned it right side up, those little depressions appeared as bumps…the photo below shows the embossing tools and the black sponge mat.

Embossing tools and a sponge mat are very inexpensive and are must-haves in every paper-crafting studio.

After gluing the lily pad to the front of my card, I then added a “Wobble Spring” to the back of the frog and attached it to the lily pad. A little flick of the finger and the frog wiggles and wobbles.

 

 

 

 

 

I always finish the inside and back of my cards to match the front. A funny quote on the inside left panel should bring a smile to my cousin’s face.

No Globug Ideas card is  finished until it has my logo on the back.

So, that’s it for today. I hope my froggie card has inspired you to make a card for someone special in your life.

Thanks, so much, for dropping by. I hope you stop in again, soon.

Gloria

Pretty in Pink, Sweet Baby Girl

What could be sweeter than a brand new baby?

My cousin, Sherri, recently asked me to make a card for her nephew and his wife who were just a couple of months away from becoming first-time parents. Well, I am happy to report that they now have a beautiful baby girl, and they couldn’t be happier. Below is the 6″x 6″ tent card I made for Sherri to send to them. Front

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The adorable baby girl on this card is one of Mo Manning’s beautiful drawings. You can find it at Mo’s Digital Pencil. I coloured her with my Copic markers and added some sparkle and cotton gingham flowers. I created the delicate lacy border with my Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine.

Sometimes in my cards I use a well known poem, such an Irish blessing, but I really enjoy writing an original verse or sentiment. Here’s the one I wrote for this card:

Inside verse

Simple, but sweet…and so pretty in pink!

Remembering the Reason for the Season

And His name shall be called Wonderful!

A Sweet Nativity Scene

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Baby Jesus in His manager, with His mother, Mary, and father, Joseph, is the true symbol of Christmas in our house. I found this freebie on Melonheadz. It was so much fun to colour with my Copic markers! Of course, I had to add a little sparkle even to the manger scene! Here’s the inside verse…

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And that’s it, sweet, simple and sincere!

A Spa Birthday Party for Haley!

Spa parties aren’t just for us big girls. Today’s modern young miss loves to have her nails done, her hair styled and even a touch of lipstick. Here’s a card I made for one of my favourite customer’s granddaughter, Haley. It’s another easel card.The first photo shows the front panel and the second shows the card when it’s opened as an easel. True to my tagline (“A passion for paper and all things sparkly), I didn’t spare the sparkles on Haley’s card. And to “add a touch of glass” to the nail polish bottles, I used Glossy Accents. The cute nail polish bottles, lipsticks and perfume bottles came as a sweet set from Silhouette America. All in all, I had fun making this girly-girl card for soon-to-be-five Miss Haley! Frame_2013-11-23 10.56.53

 

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Frame_2013-11-23 09.15.34   I hope this little card inspires some ideas for your own spa card. Thanks for dropping by!!

A birthday card for Joan

Hey, Sister…age gets better with wine!

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Joan is a lovely and elegant lady who is turning 70 this month. She loves white wine and pearls. In fact, Joan wears pearls with everything!

Then, there’s Peggy, Joan’s sister. Peggy simply adores Joan and wanted to give her a personalized birthday card that would reflect Joan’s love of white wine and pearls. And that, is where I came in.

I’ve made several cards for Peggy and yet, I’m always pleased and surprised when she asks me to make another one for someone in her wonderful family. So, without further ado, let me tell you about Joan’s 70th birthday card.

First off, I spent hours online hunting for a digital image of a woman with a wine glass in her hand, as Peggy had asked for. Believe it or not, I could not find one, anywhere. Finally, I found this cutie, a freebie–unfortunately, I can’t remember where I found it. I hate when that happens! Next, I found a wine glass which, through the magic of CorelDraw, is now in the lady’s hand.

I named the wine Joan’s Cellar and added Chablis  and 1943 (Joan’s date of birth); at the bottom of the label I wrote Product of France. 

Joan, Peggy told me, loves the colour cream and wears it often. So, I dressed her cream and, to add a tiny touch of sparkle to it, I gave it a coat of clear sparkle nail polish–one of my trade secrets revealed! Of course, she’s wearing pearls and, just for fun, a few shiny bangles which I created with Perfect Pearls. Her wine glass has a realistic look, thanks to Glossy Accents.  (By the way, I coloured the lady with my Copic markers and cut her out by hand…that was a challenge!!)

Peggy found a really cute nightie for Joan that has, “Hey, Sister…age gets better with wine!” written on it. She suggested that I use the same sentiment on the card. Great idea!!! I added, “And you’re aged to perfection!” I think it all worked out quite well. It’s cute and whimsical! As always, I finished all four sides of my cards, so the front, middle and back are all pretty!

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I’ve got a few more orders to work on this week, so come on back soon to see what’s happening here, at Globug Ideas! I hope I’ve inspired you, even just a bit. 🙂