Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Can I Give You a Hand?

This is my second post of the day. If you are looking for the Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop and Release, please CLICK HERE or scroll down.

Kim is sharing this card on the Paper Smooches blog today! It uses the thumbs-up hand and a sentiment from the just-released Helping Hands set. A while ago, I dreamt of a hand set and when Kim came out with one I was ecstatic! There are so many fun things you can do with these hands. They work for all occasions: baby, wedding, love, friendship, tween, teen, masculine, sympathy, etc. That pretty much covers everything, right?

To make this card, I stamped, coloured and fussy cut two of the thumbs-up hands. I also cut around the fingers so I could wrap twine around the hands to make them look life-like, as if they were really holding on to rope which is perfect for the sentiment. This would be a great card to send to a friend in distress and we all know that happens once in a while!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury black & white cardstock; AC textured green cardstock; Paper Smooches Helping Hands; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; The Twinery Peapod baker's twine; foam tape

29 comments:

Isha said...
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Karin said...

Your creativity knows no limits. Oh so fab...The dimension of the hands, WOW!

Chunyuan said...

so clever.

Lisa said...

Just saw this on the PS blog- You just have too much clever for one girl, Emily :) Super fun card!

Cheryl said...

Oh I love this! You are sooo creative

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Emily, Fabulous card, I love the hands they're so versatile, may just have to have these:0) Gay xxx

onecraftymama said...

This is great! Love the thumbs-up image, and this way of using it is simply too smart :)

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Your card is WONDERFUL! Love your creativity as always!
Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Annette said...

so clever Emily...love it

Brenda said...

Absolutely love this....it's totally you! (Thank you so much for my awesome XMas and New Years cards!!!! You are special!)

lynn said...

just an awesome use of the hands and twine, emily!

April said...

Love it!! You are super creative.. Just love the added touch of the twine too!! CUTE!

Jay Gee said...

Fabulous card Emily, really so clever :)

Jenny said...

Love how you tucked the twine under the fingers Emily, such a fun card :)
Jenny x

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is so darn clever, Em! LOVE the twine!!! :)

Lindsey said...

Now this is total fun! Your colouring is beyond amazing, and the manicure looks very fine, too. :P Love how you engineered the twine around the hands!

Angie Blom said...

Wow this is amazing Emily!!I love what yu did with the twine!! Brilliant .. And so life like! Love it!!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love your card, Emily! Looks great with the twine wrapped around the hands there, love the idea!!! Fun card!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Angela said...

Dang it, Em, every time I think I've seen it all...you go and surprise me with something else! What a cool image-sentiment combo. :)

walchowDesign said...

"Thumbs Up" with your creativity, Emily!

Isha said...

This is such an amazing card Emily. Love love your creative thinking:)

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi5 Emily~
Such a cute idea, you are so fabulous with your creativity....
love your inspiration....

Brandi said...

Girl talk about creative! This is such a cute idea!

Jen W. said...

Love the twine wrapped around the fingers!! So darn cool!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Super fun card--LOVE the out of the box thinking you always use!! I wish I had your creativity! LOOOOOOOOOOOVE!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! Happy New Year!! (bit late, huh) LOVE this card!! So so ingenious!! Terrific card, dear girl!! {hugs}

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute and creative!! I love how your mind sees things and then translates them onto paper! Super job!

Trinh said...

This is awesome, Emily! Love how you wrapped the twine around the fingers.

wendyp said...

how cute and creative! love the way the hands are holding the twine!