Thursday, April 28, 2011

Red Beetle

I made this card for The Play Date Cafe Challenge this week. You had to use the colors red, lime green, and gray. I used all Hero Arts stamps since this challenge is sponsored by Hero Arts. Below is the inspiration photo.

Here's what I came up with.

Card stock - Basic Gray, Real Red, Whisper White (Stampin' Up) Lime Green - my stash
Stamps - Going, Envelope Background, Life of the Party Dots Background (Hero Arts)
Twine - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Black, London Fog (Memento) Markers - Lipstick Red (Copic)
Dies - Oval, Scallop Oval (Sizzix)
Embossing Folders Sizzix, Tim Holtz

1. Create card from card stock - finished size 4.25 x 5.5
2. Stamp Envelope background on front of card with gray ink
3. Cut 3.75 x 5 panel in gray - stamp with dots and adhere to card with foam tape
4. Die cut lime scalloped circle, red oval and smaller lime green oval
5. Dry emboss red and small lime green ovals
6. Stamp car, colro and cut out
7. Cut out clouds from patterned paper
8. Adhere red oval to larger scalloped oval
9. Adhere lime green oval to red oval with foam tape
10. Adhere clouds and car to card with foam tape
11. Wrap around twine and tie in a bow


  1. Fun card Donna! Love the coordinating twine :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

  2. How appropriate with the price of gas!!! I love it. It is just too cute~!

  3. Your artwork is great! Beautifully created.

  4. What a fun card and a great use of the colors at The Play Date glad you played along with us this week!

  5. How sweet and great use of colors! Love the red beetle...great card!

  6. Donna, this is just too cute! I love that darling bug and your card is so fun! I am happy to be a new follower! :-)

  7. I love that red bug!! Such a playful use of the colors and I think the polka dot background just adds to the fun!! Glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  8. What a cute and fun card, love it!

  9. Oh, this is so fun, Donna! I just LOVE it to pieces! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  10. HOW cute is this??? LOVE LOVE LOVE! I love the little red bug!! FUN! Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

  11. Donna this is beautiful and so fun! Who makes the Beetle die? I have been going nuts trying to find it! Thanks! Chris


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