Monday, September 22, 2014

Card Design: From the Heart Stamps September Challenge
It is time to post my project for the September, From the Heart Stamps (FTHS) progressive stamp of the month challenge.  In order to enter the progressive challenge, you must either have received the latest image by having participated in the previous month or you can buy the stamp for the current month's challenge.  Everyone who enters and follows the rules is a winner because you automatically get the stamp for the next month's challenge.  Stop by the site and check out the rules for yourself.  While you are there, have a look around.  They have some really great images.

Here are my card and details.  I hope I haven't forgotten anything important...

General Information:
  • Once again, I'm working at CAS with this card but I must say, I really had fun with it.
  • Also, you will notice that the image has been divided up and I have only used two of the three BirdbrainsTM. Please note that I sought and received permission from Faith, the owner of FTHS, to alter the image.  If you wish to do something similar and it isn't in the terms of use, always contact the artist.
Digital Image Details: 
  • The image on the front, Flappy Birthday, is available for purchase over at From the Heart Stamps.  Click HERE or on the watermarks below to go to its location in the store. It was coloured in with Copic Markers then fussy cut.  I also added a piece of twine that I received as a gift to replace the inked string.
Buy Flappy Birthday
  • I used a Fiskars punch to achieve the look of the grass.  I decided to do two layers in different colours to make it look like there was a bit of depth.
  • The cloud stickers are Sticko brand produced by EK Success and were purchased at Michael's.
Digital Image Details: 
  • As mentioned in my general notes, the image on the inside is part of the original image in the Flappy Birthday set.  It was also coloured in with Copic Markers. 
Digital Sentiment Details: 
Embossing Folder:
  • This pattern was created with a Goosebumpz embossing folder using my wonderful Big Shot machine.
Lessons Learned:
  • Apparently, it is time for me to learn another lesson.  I wanted to add some texture to the inside of the card so it wouldn't be so flat looking.  Well, I have to figure out which way to position things when embossing to have the embossing show up on the right side.  Unfortunately I screwed up with this card.  Although, as my husband says, 'who will know'.  Well, anyone who knows anything about making cards certainly will.  Note to self:  Must make sure to send it to someone who doesn't.  So, given that it isn't raised properly it is a little hard to see; therefore, here is a close up of the inside.  Besides, now you get to see one of the little BirdbrainsTM a bit closer as well.  Oh well, at least the back of the card looks beautiful...

Paper Products:
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, Cool Water Collection.
Challenges I am hoping to enter:
Others I might get it into...  
Thanks for popping by everyone!  I hope you enjoyed my card and post.  I'll see you again tomorrow when I present the last Beauty of Butterflies post.
Until then,



Desire Fourie said...

Such a fun CAS design Lisa. And I am a cardmaker, although a very primitive one, and did not spot the reverse embossing lol. Thought it was meant to be that way. See your 'mistake' now even has a posh name ie reverse embossing.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

StampNScrapJunkie said...

There is such a thing as reverse embossing so you didn't make a mistake! lol I've seen tutes on Pinterest about that as if someone needed a tute but they are there! lol I love how you've made the background for the front of the card. That's so clever! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
FCB CT Coordinator

Imke said...

Lisa, first i thought WOW, awesome cloud coloring and below i´ve read that they are Stickers **lol** But they looks and fits perfect !!
I think this Image is perfect to use parts of it. Very pretty Card !!

Thanks for joining our SOTM September Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps !!

Judy McKay said...

Lisa - lovely card. Very sweet. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week Judy DT

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Lisa, your card is very pretty and the image is so cute. I think the reverse embossing is a form of art! I love it! Thank you Lisa for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy 100th Celebrations. I would love to invite you over to my blog for a chance to win My Giveaway in regards to the celebration. I'll be happy if you drop by my blog and you could be the winner! Have great moments.

[DS4J DT Member]
[Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]


Fabulous card Lisa thank you for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog
Hugs Dianne x (FCT)

Desire Fourie said...

Back with my DT hat on:
This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘CELEBRATION’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

KarinsArtScrap said...

what fun and lovely cards Lisa.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Sandy Trefger said...

This card is fabulous! I love the cute birdie holding on to the balloon with the bit of twine! Thank you for sharing this with us at Cards in Envy for our enTWINEd challenge!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is adorable!

Jo said...

Hi Lisa, I think this card is great!
lovely colouring :)
Thanks for joining in with us at FTH :)
Jo xx
(p.s.. I sometimes prefer reverse embossing)

Scrapenabler said...

Such a cute card. Love how you used the twine on the balloon string. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

Debby said...

Lovely cute card!
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafting From the Heart in this weeks challenge.
Debby (DT)

Unknown said...

Adorable card! Love the adorable scene and how you used twine for the balloon string. Thank you for joining our "Fussy Cutting" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Intruderlady said...

Love your card. Such a pretty scene. Ain't that Birdbrain cute?!
Thank you for joining our Fussy Cut Challenge at Love to Create. Good luck!


Unknown said...

Your card is so cute! I love the image and your use of the twine! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

Annie S. said...

Your card made me smile :-) That bird is crazy cute and love the twine on the balloon. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy!

wendipooh13 said...

oh my gosh LOVE this and the inside too!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

You created a wonderful scene. I love it. Great coloring too. It's just perfect for the "Animal" challenge at the Fitztown Challenge Blog. Thanks for joining us. Good luck and please join us again soon!

Fitztown DT