July 7, 2011

WMSC #54 & PDCC #88


Ahoy there, friends!  (Sorry, I couldn't help myself!)  I have a cute little card to share that I made for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge.  I also used the colors of last week's Play Date Cafe challenge, but I missed the deadline to enter it.  Still, it was just the color combo I needed for this card.



As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to make a card using the portholes from Half Pint Heroes.  I was inspired by the submarine included in this set to make the whole card look like the side of a sub, complete with fish swimming by!

I drew lines and dots by hand onto a Baja Breeze card base, then sponged the edges with Baja Breeze ink.  I stamped the portholes onto cardstock and cut them out, leaving a window in the center.  I adhered white cardstock behind the window, stamped two little faces and colored them with my Prisma pencils.  Then I popped the portholes up on foam dots.

The tiny fish is included in this set, as well.  I stamped it a few times on Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight cardstock, cut them out and adhered them to the card.  

Finally, I stamped the sentiment onto a white cardstock strip, notched one end, added a fold, and adhered it with a foam dot to balance the other two raised elements.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight), Papertrey Ink (white)
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse (Half Pint Heroes)
Ink:  Inkadinkadoo (Black), Stampin' Up! (Baja Breeze)
Coloring medium:  Prismacolor Premier pencils
Other:  Sakura (black pen)

Here's a look at the inside so you can see the cute little submarine in this set.


I can't believe I'm leaving for a road trip to Indiana in less than a week!  I'm trying to get some cards finished up before I leave, but with the kids home and wanting to play in the kiddie pool every day, I still have lots to do!

Thanks for dropping in today!  See you back here soon!

36 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

That is toooooo perfect... love your take on the sketch... so clever. And I've done previous week colors before too...

Lindsay said...

These are fantastic Christina! I LOVE that first one, so clever!

Marion said...

Ohhh this is SOOOOOOOOOO cute! I love it! Nice job! I love this stamp set to pieces as well!

Kim S said...

How perfectly creative!

Laura B. said...

wow, that submarine card is AMAZING!!! so cute and fabulous!!!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your hand drawn background - so clever!

Heather said...

SO cute, I love the creativity of it, inspired :)

Lynn said...

This is so so sweet!

Amy said...

Oh my Christina! This is one of the most adorable cards I've seen! I love love the handdrawn lines and dots......looks like it should have come with the set!

timepasshobbies said...

So cute! :) Super card!
My son likes it a lot! He thinks it is cool! :)

Cristina said...

This might just be the cutest, cleverest card EVER. And as always, I love that you finished the inside. Totally inspiring.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Brilliant! I love it!! Thanks for playing along with us at WMSC this week!

Kelly S. said...

EEEK! I love how you doodled your own submarine around the little windows! SO fabulous, and adorable, and CREATIVE!

Jeanne J said...

This is so cute!!! I Love It!!! Great idea - looks like a winner to me!

Karen B. said...

Amazing. Yup. I'm amazed. Love the colors love the doodling. So clever and creative.

Lisa Petrella said...

ADORABLE!!! And your freehand doodles ROCK!!!!

The Paper Parade said...

You're amazing! I can't believe you drew those lines by hand! I was like, wow what a perfect background stamp to go with that card... this is seriously adorable...I love it!

Cassandra said...

I LOVE it. So clever, well done you.

Julia Aston said...

This is SO SO cute Christina! love your hand drawn submarie wall and the colorful fish! Thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Debgem said...

Magnificent!!! The outside and inside of your card are just brilliant! Love these little guys!

Vickie Z said...

Most excellent play on this sketch!!! Fabulous use of the colors!! Now, you have enabled me to buy another WMS set LOL!!!

Valerie said...

These are great Christina - I love that you drew in some of the lines. Gorgeous!
And thank you for your very sweet comment on my blog today :)

Savitri said...

Oh wow, so so cute!!! You did awesome with this sketch challenge!!

Laura :) said...

This is SO cute!! love everything about it.Such a fun idea!!

Debgem said...

I'm just checking the blog for this week's challenge - and see that you're one of the Top 3 Mice with this card - congratulations - it's an inspired design!

Cassandra said...

Congratulations, knew it was a winner!!!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

This is perfect! Congrats on being a top mouse! I had the same idea of using those cute windows, but got a bit stuckin using the lines and your idea is perfect! I love, love, love it! Would love to make one myself, would you mind? Fabulous card!
Hugs, Wendy

Jean Martin said...

OMGosh Christina!!Eeeeeeek this is suuuuuuuuper cute!!! You totally rocked this!!! Congrats on your win!!! Sorry I wasn't able to comment
earlier, am on vacation. Just really glad there's wifi :)

Claire Brennan said...

Christina, I thought this was just brilliant, I love that you carried on the theme by adding your own details to make the card look like metal plates!! Genius!! Thank you so much for playing along with us!!

Marisa said...

Too cute!!!

Kate W. said...

AWESOME idea! So totally creative!! Congrats on a well-deserved win!

Laurie said...

How stinkin' cute is this? I love it!!

Andrea M said...

Holy hotcakes!!! This is BEYOND AMAZING!!! WOW!!! LOVE. Everything. About. This. Ev-ry-thing!!!! WOW - sorry, I'm on a loop - I'm stunned!!!

E.T said...

i so love this!

Jen Carter said...

WOW!! This is wonderful!! What a creative idea to draw the lines on the front to look like the submarine!! LOVE it!! The inside is so cute too!

Belinda said...

Christina, I'm sooo behind on commenting but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Absolutely genius!

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