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

Get well card for Twinkle Toes

A get-well card for Twinkle Toes

Twinkle Toes

My friend, Dolores, loves to break into an impromput jig–anywhere, anytime! Unfortunately, she has been having lots of problems with her knees, lately. So, I made this card for her. I hope it makes her smile. FYI, the cute kitty digi is from Stretch n’ Bubbles. I used my Copic markers to colour the dancing kitty and my glitter glue to add some sparkle. Below are photos of the inside and the back. (I made a 2012  resolution to properly finish the inside and back of all my cards). How am I doing?

 

I used my Cuttlebug to cut out and emboss this scalloped circle.

Thanks, for dropping by. If you like my cards and/or my overall blog, please leave me a comment. I’m always looking for ways to improve. 🙂