Sunday 24 January 2016

Say What?

Hi peeps, I've got a cheeky little card for you today :)

This little fella is Nacho, by Stamping Bella.
I have coloured him in with Graph'It markers
3245, 3250, 3270, 4150, 5135
9100, 9401, 9500, 9501

The fabulous dotty paper is from a Polkadoodles CD called Pretty Tuff.

I wanted to put the wording inside a speech bubble, you can get dies in this shape but I don't have one so I had to improvise. I have some nesting dies that are like ovals but with the pointy ends chopped off (I think they're Sizzix framelits but they've got separated from the packaging). A large oval die would work just as well.

I traced around the inside and outside of the die with a pencil and drew in the bottom of an apostrophe

I cut around the apostrophe with my craft knife (but not the top!) and slotted the die underneath it.

After passing it through my ebosser I now have a speech bubble

Mmm, time for a new blade in my craft knife I think, it's looking a bit raggedy. To disguise this I went around the edges a couple of times with a black fineliner pen.

I stamped my greeting in with Retro Alphabet stamps from My Sentiments Exactly.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Creative Moments #84 Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - Z is for Zero (No embellishments allowed)
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes with a die/s
World of lacy Sunshine  Anything Goes
Artbymiran # 50 Anything Goes
Craft your passion - #295 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - CREATE WITH CRITTERS
Addicted to Stamps #118 MASCULINE

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Viv said...

Fun card! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations Kat.
Viv (DT)

Furrbster said...

Great idea for making a speech bubble! I would probably still manage to get the bottom of the bubble cut off lol. This is a great card!
Thank you for joining us over at the Creative Moments challenge,
Hugz Tinz

Dora said...

This card makes me smile!! beautiful.
thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Kat, love the image and fab speech bubble.

Donna x

Teresa Kline said...

hi Kat! this is adorable...luv the pups face! so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Sarah said...

Such great improvisation Katrina, what a brilliant card...Nacho is delightful!! xx

Fikreta said...

Your card is very beautiful !

Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Unknown said...

This is fab!! He's on my wish list and that's the exact sentiment I had in mind for him too!! :-)
Lucy x

Olga said...

Very cute!

Carole Pollard said...

So sweet a lovely card great idea with the die thanks for sharing hugs Carole x

Annette said...

Lol! This was a fun and cute card!
Thanks for sharing and joining us at The ABC Challenge!
Hugs Annette

Mojca said...

Oh this looks really stunning. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

Kat W said...

Cute, fun , clever...I really love this card! Great tip for cutting the speech bubble shape and the doodling round the edge looks so good :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Unknown said...

Awesome card. Such a cute image. Thanks for playing at Lacy sunshine. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

Mandy LaCroix said...

Super cute! I love your die cut trick. Adorable card. :)
Thanks for sharing it over at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Hello, A lovely project!! Great die cut trick. Thank you for joining us at The ABC Challenge We wish you good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.

Jade DT

brenda said...

What a real fun card Kat and love the pooch, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

caroline said...

Thank you for joining us at lacy sunshine color challenge
Caroline senior ct

Lisa said...

What a great card. Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.
Lisa, LS CDT and Innovation Specialist
Peace and Blessings!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful card!
Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine!
Sandra (CT Coordinator)