December 2, 2010

Card Patterns #92 & Card Creations Birthday challenge

Hi there!  I had planned to post this card last night, but that obviously didn't happen!  I wanted to make a card for this week's Card Patterns sketch, which had me thinking stripes.  I have already made a resolution to use more of my patterned paper stash in the coming year, so this is a start!

How about this cute alligator?  I've had this stamp for a long time and thought he'd be perfect for a little boy's birthday card.  So I'll also be entering this one over at Moxie Fab World for the Card Creations Birthday Card Challenge.  The alligator and watermark stars are from a set by Sandylion, and the sentiment is from PTI's Just the Ticket.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream)
Patterned paper:  Cosmo Cricket (The Boyfriend)
Stamps:  Sandylion (Boy Clear Stamp set), Papertrey Ink (Just the Ticket, Signature Greetings)
Ink:  Inkadinkadoo (Black), Versamark, ColorBox (Moss Green)
Tools:  Spellbinders (oval, scallop oval dies), Papertrey Ink (eyelet border, medium scallop border dies), EK Success (corner rounder)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (felt), Ranger (Enamel Accents), thread
Coloring medium:  Prismacolor Premier pencils

I finished off the inside with another alligator, uncolored this time, and a sentiment from PTI's Signature Greetings.

To make this card:
1.  Make card base from red cardstock.  Cut patterned paper strip, stitch around edges, and adhere to bottom.
2.  Cut aqua cardstock strip, round top coners, and stamp with stars.  Stitch around edges and adhere to card.
3.  Die cut medium scalloped border from red cardstock and eyelet border from green felt.  Stitch together and adhere to card.
4.  Die cut oval from cream cardstock.  Stamp alligator image and color.  Stamp sentiment.  Add dots on eyes and under sentiment with Enamel Accents.  Mat with red, die cut scalloped oval.  Attach to card with foam adhesive.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a great day!


Dana said...

Awww, I love the subtle blue stars and the inside is just a fun as the outside! I never think to do that...but it really adds so much.

Amy Kolling said...

You know Christina, I think I have this cute alligator set! You made one cute boy card here and using the fab layout!

Marisa said...

This is totally adorable, Christina! Love how you used the sketch and the croc is too cute :) Lovely touch with the PTI die in felt. Great card!

xiumaiyuki said...

eeeek!!! I want that alligator!!! such a sweet and happy card not to mention that has got to be the cutest alligator eva! The inside is just as fabby as the outside. :)

Lindsay said...

This is fantastic Christina! I love the colors and of course that allegator! Perfect for a little boy!

Karen B. said...

So cute! Love what you've done with the layers without making the card look too busy. And you really really make me want that eyelet die!

Jan Hennings said...

very sweet!

Nance Leedy said...

All your sweet details are pure perfection! Love the subtle blue stars, your coloring of the gator and the felt border is to die for! Adorably perfect, inside & out!

Smita said...

This ees ze mozt adorable alligator me ever saw!! :D I love this card, Christina! Perfect in every way.


Anonymous said...

Christina, this is too cute! I just love your take on the sketch. :)

Sue said...

wow! another gorgeous creation! I love how you have layered the scallop with the eylet boarder, the look is fabulous! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Christina. Love the croc and the great colors. :o)

Daniela F. said...

Awww, this such an adorable card, inside and outside and so perfect for a little boy's birthday! :)

Betsy V said...

Awww... this is so adorable! What little boy wouldn't love this? I just love the way you finished off the inside with just the outline of the's just perfect!

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Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Christina! Thanks for entering the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Birthday challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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