Sunday, March 8, 2009

Dots and Doodles

Good Morning! I can't wait to show you my card for today. I am really happy with how it turned out. I cased my card from one of my favorite blogs, Me My Stamps and I but I changed the arrangement slightly to accommodate my image. I used some of my new DSP from Stampin Up's Sale-A-Bration promotion and one of my favorite stamps from Hero Arts to make a card for the Add a Doodle Challenge over at Our Creative Corner. I didn't have any ribbon to match this project (will wonders never cease!) so I dyed my own with Copic markers. If you try this, make sure you use a marker color that you own a refill for because it really drains your pen. The stamp I used is an oldie but goodie! I have used the Doodle Leaf Flower by Hero Arts so many times including for a contest card at Happy N' Scrappin. It is so much fun to color!

If you haven't jumped in on one of the many challenges offered on the net, what is stopping you? It is so much fun to join in and I have found that working with a guideline is making me a better card maker. It not only gives you a starting point when you are in a creative slump but it also encourages you to try new techniques and use materials that may be out of your comfort zone.

So, on with my card. It is an upright A2, top fold card, with a base of GA Pacific white. Hope ya like it! If you are interested in purchasing this card, please visit my Etsy shop. It will be listed very soon. If you are a stamper yourself, my supply list is below the card. Thanks for stopping by!

Papers- SU Delicate Dots (SAB), Bashful Blue, & Certainly Celery; pale taupe misc CS. Stamps- Hero Arts Doodle Leaf Flower; Inkadinkadoo thank you so much. Inks- SU Sahara Sand; Tsukineko Graphite Black Brilliance. Tools- Paper Piercer and SU Mat Pack. Embellishments- 1/4in white grosgrain ribbon. Pens- Copic Y21; SU Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron.

Edited to Add: Before straightening up my scrap desk, I decided to see if I could whip up another card with my scraps. I came up with this little get well note without cutting into any new cardstock or DSP! It uses only scraps. Yay! I love it when I can use my materials efficiently. The 2nd photo is of the inner message.


  1. I love how this turned out! Everything matches perfectly, and your Copic ribbon too!

  2. wonderful cards. love using my copics to change the color of my ribbon

  3. Kyla, both of these cards are soooo pretty! I love your choice of colors and the use of the new dots DP. I just bought some of that paper and needed inspiration to use it. These are some of the prettiest cards I've seen so far with this paper.

  4. Simply beautiful case!!! I love Chat's creations too and I like how you made this card your own with this darlin' doodle image!!!

    Glad you had a chance to play along!!!