Friday, May 25, 2012

at a snail's pace...

...that's how fast things are moving around here this week
(at a snail's pace & we're keeping it simple).
And I kind of like it that way, the odd lazy spring day.
How about You?

This is another clean and simple card:

snail on a branch

This little snail fellow is called Tucker
and he's from Purple Onion Designs, here.
(The leafy branch & sentiment are there too!)

To make this card I simply did this stuff...

1) Stamped & heat embossed Tucker the snail in silver.
2) Coloured him with Copic markers & cut him out.
3) Added a bit of black marker to make his face more prominent.
4) Stamped the sweet offerings leafy branch on watercolour paper.
5) Heat embossed the branch with silver embossing powder.
6) Cut a circle of cardstock to make the sun & traced around it.
7) Painted the sun with Mustard Seed Distress ink & water.
8) Pierced around the sun & stitched in yellow thread.
9) Coloured the branch & added the snail (on a foam dots).
10) Stamped the sentiment, cut it into a flag shape & stitched.
11) Put it all together on a white card.

Hope you're feeling full of sunshine,

P.S. Like the patterned papers?

There are more papers in the round-up post. It's at 64, so far,
and there are at least 100 in the flickr group here. Hope you like 'em!


Holly Young said...

It's so odd seeing clean and simple from YOU! I love it though, it's just adorable!

-Candi said...

I simply (hahaha simple... get it?) LOVE this card, I'm not only going to have to go buy the supplies and CASE it to make for my mom (who collects snails) but I need one for myself to sit out and make me smile. Thank you so much for sharing (and yes, I LOVE LOVE LOVE all your generous papers too!)

Michelle Gregory said...

very cute!

Lalo said...

Super cute! I think this maybe the most CAS card I've seen from you ... and I like it!!!!

Crafting Aberrigines said...

the wee snail is simple a heart stealer is your simple yet cheerful card :)
love it ..

Rufus said...

That little snail is so cute! Don't think of you as CAS, but this one is just right.

Catherine said...

Cute card, love the stitching....

Bumblebee said...

This card is amazing, love how the silver embossing works, fab!

Dawn said...

too stinkin simply cute, girl!! the stitching makes it!

hugs and have a great weekend!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Mel,

I adore your card!
and I used one of your beautiful papers in my Project Life:

Thank You so much and I hope you received my email last saturday?

g said...

LOVE this- just so sweet! i recently received my new Purple Onion stamps- they are all adorable!