Thursday, June 8, 2017

Froggy Birthday Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)

Hi everyone! :o)

Yesterday was my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this masculine, CAS (clean and simple), Froggy Birthday Card.

To make this card, I used two Jane's Doodles stamp sets. Super cute frog is from 'Smile' stamp set and sentiment from 'Plants' stamp set'Smile' set is an oldie, but brand new in my stamps collection. LOVE!!! :o)

I stamped the frog on a watercolor paper and watercolored it with Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut the frog. leaving white border around it.

Then I heat embossed in white the sentiment on a black cardstock paper stripe.

I glued 2 mm thick foam squares on the sentiment stripe and glued it on a top folded white card base. I wanted the frog to pop up even more, so I glued 3 mm thick foam squares on the frog and placed it on the card. As a finishing touch, I glued two green enamel stickers below the sentiment.

Card dimensions: 89 mm x 121 mm (3.5" x 4.75")

List of supplies:
    • Jane's Doodles 'Smile' stamp set
    • Jane's Doodles 'Plants' stamp set (sentiment)
    • white cardstock paper (card base)
    • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarel Watercolor Paper, 250 gms (image)
    • black carstock paper (sentiment)
    • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
    • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
    • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
    • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
      • Twisted Citron
      • Hickory Smoke
    • foam squares, 2 mm thick
    • foam squares, 3 mm thick
    • Create a Smile 'Fruitalicious' enamel stickers
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
    • Ranger Heat It Tool
    • scissors
    • crafting needle
    • water
    • paper towels
    • powder bag
    • dry cloth

    "Frogs are symbols of prosperity, wealth, friendship, and abundance in many cultures. In other cultures they symbolize fertility. In the Native American culture of the Southwestern United States, the frog carries a piece of wood in its mouth because the Mojave people believe frogs brought fire to humans. For the ancient Romans, the frog was believed to bring good luck to one's home. Native Aborigines of Australia believe that frogs brought the thunder and rain. Frogs are said to be effective in speeding up recovery from disease. Among the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, frogs symbolized inspiration and fertility. In ancient Egypt, Hekt, the frog goddess, protected newborn babies, hence frogs were symbols of fertility and birth. The frog is also said to attract true friends and to help find long-lasting love."

    I'm linking my card to following challenges:
    Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) AAA cards, CAS Game #91 - The 3rd Big Birthday Bash
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.
    Happy Birthday!!! :o)

    2) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It Challenge: June, An Anything Goes Stamping Challenge
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    3) Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Make It Masculine
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    4) Stempelgarten Challenge, Challenge #62 - CAS

    5) Uniko Challenge, #41 Masculine
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



    1. beautiful card and so wonderfully cas ! love it

    2. Your card makes my CAS heart sing - I looooove it!!! Thanks for playing along with Uniko's masculine challenge.

      1. Should have said thanks for joining in with AAA Cards 3rd birthday celebrations too.

    3. Fabulous CAS for your spotlight and LOVE this cute frog! Great work, it may be for men, but I think also for women! Thanks for all the interesting notes on frogs, too! :D

      1. :o) Thank you Alice. I agree, the card could also be for women. I would love it, as frogs are one of my animal charms/totems and this particular frog is sooooo adorable. :o) Big hugs!! xx

    4. Sometimes there is only one word necessary for a comment, Milka, and that's true with this handsome CASlicious card: perfection!! Hugs, Darnell

      1. :o) Awwwww... Thank you so much, Darnell. :o) xx

    5. Super cute frog and as always a perfect CAS card !

    6. Super cute! Thanks for joining our birthday celebration at AAA Cards!

    7. This is so CAS and perfect, Milka!! Love this froggie to bits! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Make it Masculine” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

    8. Wonderful frog image! Love the CAS composition x

    9. Popping back to congratulate on the huge win over at AAA Cards, Milka!! Whoot!! Hugs, Darnell

    10. Ultra CAS and just such a fun card. I love the happy face on that frog! Sorry to be so late commenting (Internet issues), thanks for playing along with our masculine challenge at Uniko. Deborah, DT.

    11. Love this little guy. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

    12. Awesome CAS card and lovely to see you joining in on the Uniko Challenge :) Hugs Bev x

    13. Hi Milka

      That's a fantastic and perfect CAS-Card. Love your super cute frog and how you arranged it with the sentiment. Love it!

      Thank you very much for joining us at the Stempelgarten Challenge.

      Hugs and good luck


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