Saturday, October 8, 2011

I ♥ This Scarecrow

Happy Fall, Y'All!

Remember the fun little punch-art dog card you saw on my blog a few days ago? I made it for my daughter's roommate. She had actually requested that I make a card for her with a black dog on it, because she has a black dog.

Well, I got to thinking....... it's just not right to send a card to one of my daughter's roommates and not the other. So I was talking to my daughter on the phone and mentioned that, and she said, "Now Anna wants you to send her a card, too." She suggested an autumn card would be good.

So I searched my stamps and found an adorable scarecrow. GASP! This stamp was still waiting to see ink - and no telling how long ago I purchased it. Soooooo he called out to me. "If I only had some ink!" I'd found the stamp - and promptly stamped an image.

What I discovered is that this particular stamped image is quite large and doesn't leave much room on a card for anything else. So I came up with a rather unique fold - I'm not sure if there really is such a fold, but I made one. You'll notice in the following photo that the piece the image is on is the only part of the card that opens. I thought it worked out pretty well that way, allowing a little bit of the designer paper to show on the front of theh card, and then getting a better view of it when the image opens up.

I hope Anna will like this card! I am so glad that my daughter has friends in her life!

Image: Penny Black Trick or Treatin'

Sentiment: A Muse Studios

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers

Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Garden Green and scraps from my scrap file

Designer Paper: Flair Designs Going Batty

Embellishments: Paper Studio Buttons and Studio 18 Rhinestones


Michelle said...

Love your card and the layout, how creative! The border punch is perfect too.

April said...

Oh, oh, oh...I love this card!! I am sure it will be well received! Who wouldn't love an original from you?

Melina said...

how cute J! love that he's holding 2 trick or treat bags! That's my kind of scarecrow :)