Friday, July 1, 2011

Jane's Doodles {Garden Friends}

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends and family at home and around the world! I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!

Today, I have a couple of new cards to show you using the Jane's Doodles set Garden Friends. This set is loaded with cute animals, flowers and sentiments so versatile for a host of occasions. I made this first card before the blog hop last week, saved it for my DT post today and I chuckled to myself when I saw that Jennifer McGuire had the same idea of putting the flower in the turtle's mouth!

My flower stem is turned upward and of course the rest of the card design is completely different. I stamped the turtle once on the card base and stamped the flower in his mouth using a mask of the turtle but that didn't matter because I decided to stamp him again, fussy cut him and pop him on for some dimension. The sentiment perfectly follows the curve of his shell. Then I trimmed a thin frame out of kraft cardstock and stitched it on to the card.

For my second card, I'm playing along in the Embellish Rainbow Color Trends Challenge. It uses the frog from Garden Friends in a rainbow of colours. I created a mask for him and stamped him in a pile starting from the bottom up (just like this card HERE). To enhance the rainbow effect of the stamped frogs, I stamped the sentiment in black and then cut thin strips of coloured cardstock, rounding various corners to create a pattern that highlights both the sentiment and the frogs.

To my American friends and family, I hope you enjoy your Independence Day celebrations this weekend, too! I'm sure there will be a lot of great blog posts for me to read next week!!

Sources for I Turtlely Love You: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Jane's Doodles Garden Friends; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Riding Hood Red ink; Copics; Gutermann red thread; sewing machine; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for Hoppy Birthday: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; SU Real Red, Tangerine Tango & Wild Wasabi cardstock; Discount Cardstock gold & grape cardstock; Paper Reflections blue cardstock; Jane's Doodles Garden Friends; SU Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Wild Wasabi, Ballet Blue & Lavender Lace inks; Memories Black ink; Fiskars Nostalgia corner rounder

50 comments:

Jen said...

I absolutely love both of these cards! The turtle is sooo cute and your coloring is fabulous! The layering of your frogs is adorable...what a fab way to put color on the frogs and your strips of c/s...soooo creatively awesome!

Smita said...

Aww aww awww!!! Cute cards... Love your rainbow card and that cute turtley one too... :))

Happy Canada Day to you!

Hugs,
Smita

Helle said...

LOVE the frog card! i have to try this maskingthing!:)

Tejal said...

Love how beautiful the rainbow frogs are!! I wish they were so pretty in real life...I hate frogs!!
super composition of the cards!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the rainbow, great cards, you and your fabulous CAS style have done an excellent job of showing off these stamps.

Jenny said...

Fabulous cards Emily, love the little turtle in his stitched frame and the rainbow frogs are great :)
Jenny x

Jane said...

BRILLIANCE my friend!!!!
Happy Canada Day! Canada ROCKS! :)
xo

Wendy ten Hove said...

Fun, fun, fun!! I love the turtle especially, it's so cute!! Happy Canada Day!!
Hugs to you!
Wendy

Jane said...
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Jay Gee said...

Happy Canada Day Emily :) Love both of your cards, they are amazing!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Two fabulous cards Emily, love both, great stamps and coloured beautifully too, hugs Gay xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

I like to put flowers in the mouths of animals and especially birds too! Two great cards Emily!

Lynn said...

Happy Canada Day! Two absolutely adorable cards! Love them both!

Janna Werner said...

I love when you are creating cards in those big sizes. And the colours are yummie summertime ones! Thanks fot sharing these cuties :D Janna

Julie E said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Those frogs are adorable and create such a happy rainbow!

Heather said...

Such cute cards and I adore the rainbow frogs, major smiles!

Jen W. said...

I'm definitely gonna have to get me some Jane's Doodles stamps! Love both of these! How did you manage to stitch that tiny kraft border so perfectly?? and those rainbow frogs are divine - awesome masking!

BabyBokChoy said...

C A N A D A !!
Happy DAY!!!
These are absolutely DARLING Alice, love these cute critters :)

Shauna K said...

oh. my. gosh. i LOVE your rainbow card!! it was such a challenge for me, but you hit it out of the park!! :D

lynn said...

two adorable cards, emily! your turtle and the rainbow of frogs are the cutest!

Meg said...

Adorable! I love Mr Turtle with his pretty flower and am so impressed with your ability to get that little kraft frame sewn on straight. The leap frogging froggies are also quite adorable, and the rainbow cardstock strips are the perfect finishing accent. Sure to be a "hot" card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I love that little turtle--and I loooooooooooove how you used the rainbow paper on the right side of the paper on the second card! SO SO SO clever! I enjoy stopping by here--you ROCK! LOVE IT:)

Jennifer said...

SUPER CUTE cards Emily!!! They are make you smile cards!! LOL (=

Anne said...

Adorable cards! I LOVE how you cut out the turtle and "put" the flower in his mouth. So sweet:)

lostinpaper said...

Both your cards are fabulous! Particularly love your 'rainbow' take, it's totally clever!

Karen B. said...

Both these cards are out of this world in terms of creativity and clean and simple designs. love!

Sue McRae said...

Love the design of both cards, really fun and clever!

Emily Keaton said...

These are adorable, Emily! I really like how you did the turtle. Great thinking! Happy Canada Day and have a great holiday weekend!

Julie Hoffman said...

These cards are absolutely adorable! Love the stacked frogs and the adorable turtle with it's flower! HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Angie Blom said...

Amazing cards!! I love you clean and simple style!

dahlhousedesigns said...

ADORE your sweet turtle card and that rainbow frog idea is awesome!!! Love them both.

lisa a.

lotte chew said...

great stamping skill !!! love both cards !!! totally adorable

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh my gosh these are incredible you are always an inspiration to me! Have a terrific weekend!

Lindsey said...

Oh, my, these two cards are just chock-full of cute! The turtle is so sweet, and I adore that sentiment. The stitched kraft frame is rather brilliant. :) And your rainbow frogs? Love them! And the coordinating cardstock strips.

Angela said...

Go read Meg's and Linds's comments. That's what I was gonna say :)

I am especially impressed by that skinny-minnie frame -- can't believe you cut it so perfectly, much less the stitching. Holy cats!

donna mikasa said...

Loved your cards when I saw them on Jane's blog. Thanks for the closer look--I love those froggies!!!

Sunghee said...

all the little details and embellishments are amazing! And, wow, your masking technique is top notch!

Jo said...

Love your cards! The frog stack is totally cute!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! Hope you had a lovely weekend! These cards are SO cute!! Love the turtle and the frogs are so cute!

Congrats on getting a home too! You'd have to show us what it looks like sometime. So happy for you.
Hugs
Kary

kasia c. said...

both are freakin adorable! I love that cute turtle and his curvy sentiment. The rainbow frogs are just as sweet. :)

Lisa said...

Both of these are adorable! I love how you've stacked the frogs and that turtle is so sweet! I really love this set :)

Wendy said...

both of these cards are adorable Emily. I can't wait to receive my little Miss Mia, Then i will be getting this set.

Karin said...

Fabulous cards both, but the rainbow frogs "toadally" tickle the happy spot in my brain!

Jen Carter said...

Oh my, how cute are these!! LOVE how you popped up the turtle! Great coloring too! And the stack of frogs...SO STINKIN' CUTE!! I love the rainbow strips down the side too!

Scrapcollectr said...

These cards are adorable. That turtle in the frame is too cute! You did it again.... and again....
*smile*

Brenda said...

I have to say that I really love that turtle! Such a sweet image! And your frog card is super fun!

Tiffany said...

LOVE these designs, such darling images you've worked with! LOVE the CAS style on the turtle card, really showcases the image well!

onecraftymama said...

Love the colouring of your sweet turtle, Emily! The amount of detail in his little shell...wow.
And even if I'm a little off rainbows for the moment, I adore your frog rainbow. Too, too cute!

Sarah Martina said...

Oh my gosh, Emily! You knocked both of these WAY out of the ball park! :) Love them to pieces! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Trends Challenge! :)

Michele said...

Cutest FROG card ever!!!! Love it! I can do this!! haha