Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Paper Smooches {Zoo Crew, April Sneak Peek + Winners!}

Hello there, my fabulous and talented friends! I hope you've all had a great start to your week. I'm here today with two Paper Smooches cards and to announce the winners of my giveaway. My first card features the alligator and leaves from Zoo Crew but also features the seagull from Surf & Turf, sentiment from Word Salad and Dude Block. As soon as I saw the alligator from this set, the science geek in me immediately thought about the symbiotic relationship between the crocodile and the plover bird.

To create this card, I stamped Dude Block in the centre of my card base and masked the top and right sides to stamp the fern leaves in two different colours. I stamped the alligator and seagull, coloured as a plover bird, and fussy cut them. I didn't stamp the alligator on the base before adhering the second layer with foam tape but I did stamp the bird once I knew the position of the alligator since I wasn't going to fussy cut the legs. The sentiment was added last.

My second card is a peek at a new sentiment set that will be available on April 1st. I know that the sentiment sets are amongst Kim's most popular and there's no doubt you are going to love this one, too! To show off the sentiment, I stamped and fussy cut the flowers and leaves from Reflections on yellow and green cardstock from the Ed Collection. I recently acquired the Crop-a-Dile so you might be seeing a few eyelets pop up here and there. I put gemstones behind the holes to give this card that extra intriguing detail. The background was created by stamping the houndstooth pattern from Debonair and I masked off the die cut section on the base for the sentiment. All stamping on this card was done with chalk inks.

Thank you for celebrating my 500 Follower milestone with me and a huge thanks to Kim for her generosity! The following ladies have each won a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches Store:

Congratulations! Since these are gift certificates, I will contact you shortly with the details. See you all on Thursday for the April release blog hop!

Sources for You are Appreciated: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Paper Smooches Zoo Crew, Surf & Turf, Dude Block & Word Salad; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Bashful Blue & Wild Wasabi; Ranger Shabby Shutters distress ink; Copic markers; Judikins Eclipse masking tape; foam tape

Sources for Thanks: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Paper Smooches Ed Collection; Paper Smooches April set TBA, Reflections & Debonair; Hero Arts Poppy, Grass & Iris chalk inks; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four; Judikins Eclipse masking tape; We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile; Making Memories eyelets; SU Basic Rhinestones; foam tape

24 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I love that first one and how you used the dude block. Very cool!

Eline Jansens said...

It's really great how you mix and match =D

Jingle said...

These are fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing how you create them, as well! I'm so excited to have won!

Annette said...

aww your cards are amazing...so fun as usual...that little alligator is just too cute...congrats to the winners..

Creations by Shirl said...

Congrats to all your winners and both cards are just adorable Emily!

Emily Keaton said...

Congrats to your winners! I love these delightful cards. Those animals are adorable, and your flowers on the second card truly are intriguing! You always have the best ideas, Emily :D.

Chunyuan said...

cutest cards. Love the little scene on the first one.

Vicky Hayes said...

I didn't have to read your post to recognise the symbiotic relationship between the alligator and the bird (although I'd forgotten the name of the bird!) What a great idea Emily. The second card is fabulous too - I love the eyelet centred flowers. Congratulations on 500 followers and to your winners too!

onecraftymama said...

I love the science geek part of you ;) FAR too clever! Love the shading of the Dude Block & the ferns, and I love how you featured the sentiment on the second card - labels 4 are my favourites :) Congrats to your lucky winners!

Jay Gee said...

Fabulous as always Emily :) Love your use of the dude block :)

Isha said...

Cute cards Emily. Love them both.TFS

Karen B. said...

You are so talented Emily, these cards are amazing!

Lindsey said...

I like how the Dude block can mimic the look of a masked panel, with (I hope?) less work! Both cards are fabulous.. the first one sweet and cute, the second one casual yet elegant.

kasia c. said...

Both of these are fabulous!! LOVE the scene with the animals! So fabulous. :)

yyam said...

That first card is toooooo cute! Congrats to your winners! :)

Brenda said...

Congratulations ladies! Loving that first fun card Emily, and there is just something about those leaves in the corner that I really love! Cannot wait to see this new sentiment set!

walchowDesign said...

Congrats to the winners! Fun alligator card!

missstamper said...

Awesome! Congratulations to all the winners!

Pauline said...

Love both of these cards Emily, such a fun little scene on the first card, so much detail yet still CAS, how do you do it?
And I love the houndstooth in this orange colour, and the sweet little flowers around the frame, a sweet elegant card.

Jennifer said...

So excited to have won!!! Can't wait to get some more Paper Smooches sets! (=
Your cards are SUPER CUTE Emily!!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

What a fun card!!! Love the scene you created and that gator is just perfect!! Congrats to the winners!
Hugs, Wendy

Shauna K said...

what fabulous cards, dear! loving the layers on the thanks card (hehe, and I love my crop-a-dile... enjoy!) and the neat "framed" effect on the appreciated card- great masking!!

Lisa Arana said...

i saw these on the PS blog and seriously loved them both.

Helle said...

i LOVE the alligator card!! and the stamps are just great!