Thursday, February 16, 2017

Stripes, Circles and a Frog

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I was stuck for inspiration the other day, so reverted to a basic layout that I used for a card earlier in the year (here), and altered it a bit


The card is for a young boy, so eventually went with this very old frog stamp (one of my originals), and some brightly coloured paper ( by Amy Tangerine)


I stamped and embossed the greeting in green on the yellow card


Mr Frog was also embossed in green, and I painted him, and the background, with Twinkling H2O's, then cut him out with my stitched circle dies, and mounted them in an offset manner to add interest.


I am trying to decorate the insides of my card this year - and I am mostly doing so, but then forgetting to photograph them!!  

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32 comments:

Wendy Batchen said...

Great card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and hope to see you again next time. Wendy DT xx

aussie aNNie said...

Well I love this Maxine, the lovely bright papers and that frog is so cute...keep smiling.x♥{aNNie}

Lovely Linda said...

What a great card Maxine - love that frog - the added shimmer is perfect. The offset circles work so well too1 A great combo with your details! {{{hugs}}}

Barb said...

The perfect card for a little boy. I think most of them like frogs, don't they? Love the colours too. It's interesting how the same sketch looks so different on the two cards. I should think of trying this too! Barbxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, what a creative way to place the image - with all those circles. Love it!

Eve's Card Designs said...

hi there, love the embossing on your frog, so cute! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Good luck! Yvonne (DT)

Gerrina said...

Fun colours and so many! Just what a boy of that age will like! And think that frog is a funny one! Crafty hugs, Gerrina

Suchi said...

Such an adorable frog! Cute card Maxine! :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Cool designed Maxine! Super!

JD/ Jill said...

Cute card! I'm sure he will love this card!

Mac Mable said...

Modern design and perfect for a young boy x

MaryH said...

Love the way you've done that stripe-y background to showcase Mr. Frog. This is adorable, and a perfect card for a young boy. (I know an ole boy that likes frogs too!) Hope that is well, many positive thoughts sending over the way. TFS & Hugs

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling card and I love that shimmery frog- the embossing is fabulous! Your layout is great, and so is the striped BG- perfect card for a little tyke!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What bright colors! Very perky.

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a super frog stamp and love the sparkle, the offset circles add some interest. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Cobnut Crafter said...

What a lovely vibrant card and I just love the inquisitive expression on the frog's face - looks as though he is staring straight out of the card at you! Anne xx

Granmargaret said...

Cute card. Thank you for your comments on my green mixed media page. Unfortunately I made a mistake when I was scheduling that post. It should have been for 5 March. Thanks to your comment I was able to delete it and reschedule.

Sue said...

The bright colours and stripes make a perfect boy's card! Wishing you a blessed weekend.

Kristie W. said...

Cute card for a boy!

Leanne said...

A cute card Maxine. Thanks for your visits to my blog. I need to visit many blogs.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello, my sweet friend Maxine!
This is adorable. My middle daughter LOVES frogs, and this makes me think of her. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Have a blessed week!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

mamapez5 said...

He's a lovely frog with such a big smile. I love frogs! And all the bright colours will be so appealing for a young boy. Kate x

Angela Bode said...

I always seem to be in a hurry lately and don't get the insides of cards stamped but I love it when I see inside stamping! This is too cute! I like the offset circles!

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing at Sunny Day Crafting. Hope you'll come back this week too!
~Owner/DT Janis

Elizabeth Hart said...

Fun card and perfect for a boy's birthday! Thanks so much for joining us this time at Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Cindy Horvath said...

Your card is adorable. Love the little frog. Thanks for playing along with theMod Squad Challenge.

Monika Reeck said...

Cute frog smiley
and love your coloring too
what a sweet card
someone must be smile to receive this card
happy Tuesday my friend
will catch up now from the office hehe

Olga Fink said...

Maxine your card is gorgeous! I love the layout and the colors you chose make the little frog pop!
xoxo Olga

MiamiKel said...

Fantastic card! I am loving seeing it again! I spied this on IG first and it's a vision -s o cheerful and bright. Love that you are trying to do the inside of your cards this year - good for you!!! ♥

Monica said...

Such a cute frog and what awesome paper. Super colours on it. Like what you did on the inside.

Love,

Monica

Bettina L. said...

Such a fun frog design. Thanks for playing at
Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a super fun card Maxine! That background is so cool, love all the wonderful colours! Your stitched circles are amazing the way you have alternated the colours and layered them to one side. A fabulous way to draw the eye to your sweet little froggie! Bright and cheery, just love it! hugs :)