"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Have a Whale of a Time!

Hi there!! So, yesterday's post was not supposed to be posted onto MY blog, but the Paper Niche Blog {what.a.dork}. Thank you, though, for your sweet comments about the upcoming class!! I'm really excited about it because it incorporates lots of my favorite goodies {Lawn Fawn, Crate Paper, Rustic Twine} and cool techniques {handmade flowers and a pinwheel - which I LOVE!!}. So, thanks girls - for the love {even though I am totally a dork}.

Ok, back to today's post. I have a card to share :D. I actually made this card this weekend, and thought I'd enter it into the Card Patterns #123 but... I was late. Story of my life. But I really like how it came out - my 1st time using my new Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea Stamps - they're SO fun!! So, here is a look anyway:

and here is a look from the top - a textury view ;).

I used October Afternoon's Seaside Collection for this one (I'm really loving & plowing through my 8X8 pad of this awesome paper!). I cut the "watery" paper in half along the waves & then popped up the bottom half. Then I paper pieced the cute sea critters and added googly eyes to them for fun! I also used the tiny clam shells as a banner {it says HI, but is kind of hard to make out) and attached them to Maraschino Twine using Tim Holtz's Tiny Attacher. When I finished the card, it just seemed to plain to me, so I added the Papertrey Ink buttons with some more of the twine (from The Twinery) wrapped through it. On the inside I paper pieced a banner (from Lawn Fawn's Bannerific) and stamped "have a whale of a time" on it (fit perfectly) and tied on some twine bows. Unfortunately, the picture did not come out nicely, but very blurry every time I took it.

I think it's a fun card ;). Would be perfect to send to my sweet nieces up in NYC. Anyway, that's about it for me. I hope you have a great day!!!


  1. I was wondering why your last posted stared out with "hey it's Heather". LOL. This is a super cute card, I love the google eyes, I need to try that with my critters too, it is just so fun on the whale! I love all the patterned papers you used too and I think the buttons are a nice touch, so glad you added them!

  2. Such a cute card, I love the buttons!

    You asked me on my blog how I ink parts of my images to stamp. Sometimes I use a marker, sometimes I use a small inkpad and wipe away the excess. But on the face I used for the ghost, that was difficult because the one eye is right next to the outline of the fish. So I stamped the fish on masking paper, cut out the eyes&mouth portion, and used that as a reverse mask to stamp through =)

  3. This is adorable, I LOVE the patterns.

  4. Eeek! Love the googly eyes on the whale! Great papers. I was wondering about the post (since you had posted the cards last week), but I figured your students were accessing your blog. Don't apologize--it was fun to see the cards!

  5. WOW.. this is stunning... I love the colors you used.. and the whole design of your creation.. i just love your button border its so cute! HUGS