Sunday, March 23, 2014

Card Drive for Emma!

Here is another card I created for Emma.   "She loves the colors green, purple and blue". "She has no siblings. She has two dogs, a cat and a fish.  She LOVES horses and bunnies.  She enjoys horseback riding, swimming, dancing and singing." Just a "regular" little girl with one exception - Emma is fighting for her life.  She has Leukemia.

 If you have not heard about the card drive for Emma I would like to encourage you to visit Kelly's Place Blog for all the details and how you can help simply by making a card or two. 

 I used a "front and back" image from Art Impressions.  These stamps have been around since before I started making cards yet they are still among the best in the industry, in my opinion. : )

With a "Stamp-a-ma-jig" these cards are very easy to make! 

I stamped the back and then stamped her face on the Stamp-a-ma-jig plastic sheet.  Then I turned the image of her back up to the light and lined up the Stamp-a-ma-jig plastic sheet until it was "perfectly" aligned.  

 I then lay it down on my table and without moving anything lined up the Stamp-a-ma-jig guide, removed the plastic sheet from it's position and stamped the girl face "perfectly" LOL ok, maybe I didn't do it perfectly but I doubt Emma will complain heehee.

Freshly Made Sketches I have been lurking around this wonderful blog for some time now.  I have decided to enter this card in that challenge. Please visit this blog and the blogs of each "clean team" member - I know you will find, as I have,  some great card making inspiration! : ) 

I changed up the orientation from a portrait to a landscape design and instead of a bow I placed my little girl image : ) Sweet sketch! I love the simplicity.  It really inspired me to NOT try to place a bunch of flowers around the fence or drape a banner! heehee it was hard to resist adding more - I'm not terribly good at "clean and simple" cards.  In one act of CAS rebellion I stamped my fence on some "stone washed" striped paper that might give the appearance of a fence painted by a little girl.  : ) 

Thank you so much fro stopping by!  


Little girl image front and back by Art Impressions
Fence Image by Art impressions
Patterned paper by Making Memories "Animal Crackers/ Ella Stripe"
"You" die cut from PTI
Cloudy Day embossing folder from SU
Inside sentiment by Crafty Secrets "Glamour Girls"
Images colored with Prisma Pencils


KT Fit Kitty said...

This is adorable! Love your cloud embossing folder! The style of this card is lovely and I really like that cute stamp!

Linda Callahan said...

This has to be one of the sweetest cards I have ever seen! Super cute! So glad you shared it at FMS!

Carole Z said...

HI Patti, this is such a lovely card, I so love your design style. Emma will be so pleased...I have been thinking of what to make for her since I read the original post and visited the blog...but now you mention horses and bunnies...hugs Carole Z X

Rose said...

adorable!! love how the fence swings open :)
*today is the last day to link up over on Amy's blog!! don't know if you have yet but you can link up as many cards as you like :)

Rose said...

Patti i linked this card up as the deadline was so close :) hope that is OK :)

~amy~ said...

How CUTE is this?! I love this and I know Emma will too!

wendipooh13 said...

oh wow love your sweet sweet card!! great image!!!

lauren bergold said...

how COOL that the fabulous fence *OPENS* and that "front and back" little girl stamp is beyond awesome! WOW!

Julie said...

Sweet card! I'm sure she will love it!

Asha said...

Eeeek! What a darling card. LOVE your take on the sketch - little girl at the fence... I mean, how clever is that! I'd be swing the fence all day long! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
hugs, Asha

Nora N. said...

I used to have this stamp!! I am not sure if I sold it or not but I hope not because I want to use it. It is too cute!! I love this card!!

As for my splattering-there is really no trick to it. First I mask my images. Then I have a large box where I put my card so that my work space will be safe from any ink. Next I take the misters out of the sprays and flick the part that is usually inside the bottle over the card. Sometimes I have to put the nozzles back in, mist on the side of the box to fill up the little tube inside, and then take them out again to flick. That is all there is too it!! Sometimes I get too much but the stage I am going through right now, I don't card. I love the look! I hope this explanation isn't too confusing. Just play with it. It is really fun to do on scrapbook pages too!!