Thursday, January 27, 2011

Turtle Love

It's Thursday and another great release at Whimsy Stamps with Meljen's Designs.  These new digi's are really great and you'll want to pick up a couple of them for those Valentine Cards that you need to make.  
Today I have chosen to use Meljen's Designs "Lovin Turtle".  This is a real cute image, as is all of Melissa's designs.....





I decided to do something TOTALLY different for me on this card.  I did not use one Copic Marker on the card....  GASP....  I did a technique that I have not done in a while, Paper Piecing.   I think my card turned out pretty nice... Would be great for a young child for Valentine's day....  I also didn't add any sparkle to my card, so GASP again..... But I did add some lace.....I also made this into a pocket card, the scallop oval pulls out at the top and you can place a sentiment on the tag. This card also opens up as a normal card does so you can add some more Love inside.... 



Here is another take that I had on using this great digi image 
from Meljen's Designs for Whimsy Stamps.  
I decided to go "Outside" my box and make a shaped card.  
A Turtle shaped card....




I just love what you can do with the digital images... They can be resized, which I did for this card, you can flip them, use more than one image on a card, so many things.....  I also did paper piecing for this Turtle shaped card.... And I added some googly eyes to make him look really great......

For this turtle shaped card I took the digital image and re-sized it to the size that I wanted and then printed him out. I then cut out my turtle shape to use as a pattern. Took my folded piece of card stock and traced the turtle shape making sure I had the fold line inside the shape.   Then I cut around my shape.  You will then need to print out the turtle digi, in the same size you used for the pattern, on different color card stock.  Then just cut out the shapes/areas you want to layer and start layering them.  I used foam pop dots to give my turtle some dimension..... Hope you all will give this a try, it is very easy....

Anyhow, thanks for looking at my creations today.  I hope you will take a look at my DT members creations as well.  You can get a list HERE at the Whimsy blog, or on my sidebar under Whimsy Stamps DT......


Project Recipe:
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Meljen's Designs Lovin Turtle digital image
Paper: The Paper Co paper
Copics: none
Accessories: Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circle dies, Spellbinder Grand Calibur, lace, pearls, ribbon, pop dots, googly eyes

Thanks for stopping by, 

Dawn

5 comments:

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh both are super cute Dawn!! I love the cut out one with his hearts all popped up!! Great Valentines' cards for sure!

Hugs

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! This is really sweet!! I love what you've done with this turtle!! Thanks for sharing!! ;) HUGS

Queenie Jeannie said...

Just darling!!! Great job!

Miranda said...

such a sweet turtle, is very cute

hugs
Miranda

Karen G said...

Ahh.........my creative friend..........you did it again!! Both are ADORABLE!!