Monday, May 7, 2012

You Make Me Smile


Today, the following members of the Avocado Arts Pit Crew are inspiring you with more projects made with the May stamp set, Thoughts and Smiles:

---> Emily Leiphart <---

To make this card, I stamped the chicken wire frame in black and then repeated it in soft sand to create a background. After determining placement of the tag and ladybug, I stamped them on the card base and adhered the paper pieced versions with foam tape. I fussy cut a couple of the solid leaves and tucked them behind the tag. To finish, I stamped the word 'smile' from Borders and Sentiments three times leading into the main sentiment on the tag. Don't you just love that ladybug with the nerdy glasses? This was my son's reaction, "Mommy, that ladybug is really, really, really cute!" ;)


Thoughts and Smiles is my favourite Avocado Arts set so far. :) If you wish to purchase it, just click on the graphics below. Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; SU Crumb Cake & Melon Mambo cardstock; Avocado Arts Thoughts and Smiles & Avocado Style Borders and Sentiments; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Melon Mambo ink; Hero Arts Soft Sand shadow ink; Hero Arts Green Hills mid-tone shadow ink; foam tape

23 comments:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

oh how I love that stamp set!!! that chicken wire is great
Thanks for always sharing such inspiring designs.

Annette said...

so darn cute...love that chicken wire...this card is way to fun...

Laurel said...

I love this card!

Helle said...

such a cute card!! love the little bug:)

kasia c. said...

Emily, this is soooo pretty! I love how you subtly stamped the wire in the beige then popped it out in the black. Cute!

Piali said...

Beautiful card Emily!!

onecraftymama said...

That ladybug is definitely really, really, REALLY cute! Love the glasses :) And the sentiment is a perfect match, because the ladybug totally made me smile :)

Lynn said...

This is fabulous Emily!

Tracey said...

Awww, love this Emily! An adorable card!!

Jen W. said...

The little guy is right - she's really, really, really cute!!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! This card does make me smile. Love how you played with that block of chicken wire and used different inks to really make the one with the ladybug stand out!

missstamper said...

Awesome card! I love the chicken wire background!

Jingle said...

Oh, how I {heart} this card! WOW! So fun!

Bethany said...

So sweet and cute Emily! I love the chicken wire frame...

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

AMAZING AMAZING! LOOOOOOOVE the different colored inks--love the design! YOU ROCK:)

Lindsey said...

I'm with D. --- that is one exceptionally cute ladybug! Such an interesting card composition, it looks great!

Glenda J said...

This is fantastic! Love this design... the tag and ladybug are adorable!

yyam said...

Oh wow! Just amazing! I love how you stamp and draw the eye to the focal point! :)

Brenda said...

Love that chicken wire Emily! And your ladybug makes me laugh!

cassie said...

love this!

Lisa Arana said...

a lovely design. the one screen in black really makes it pop.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Sweet card! ;o)

{VICKI} said...

Love the chicken wire