Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tulip Jungle Two-Fer Challenge

Here's my card for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I bought my first Penny black Hedgie stamps a few months ago and just fell in love with them and all the other cute little animals. This is one of my newest purchases - Tulip Jungle. Just love that little kitty peeking out of the tulips. Isn't he the cutest? I'm also submitting it for the Banana Split Sunday challenge on 2RedBananas, which is "Tied up with ribbon". The only requirement was to use ribbon on the card. That's not too hard for me. :)

The Penny Black challenge this week is a sketch, which I have posted below. I rotated it to better fit the image, but otherwise, I followed it pretty closely.
After I got my image all colored, I realized that it was too big for my largest oval Nestie. I really didn't want to cut into the image, so I cut it out and then popped it with foam squares on top of the oval piece. I ran the white oval through my Big Kick with my D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder for a little more interest.
The ribbon for the 2RB challenge comes in with the narrow strip on the sketch. For this piece I used some yellow "lattice" ribbon that I've had for a long, long time. I think it's really pretty, but it just never worked with anything. I think it turned out great with this sketch. I also used a sheer black/white polka dot ribbon down the center.
Stamps: Tulip Jungle (Penny Black); sentiment (Hero Arts)
Paper: Yellow and white cardstock (DCWV); DP (Me and My big Ideas)
Embellishments: Classic and scalloped oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); flowers (Prima and Making Memories); brads (unknown); ribbon (unknown); embossing folder - D'Vine Swirls (Cuttlebug); ribbon slide die (Cuttlebug); corner rounder punch
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: 6" x 6" square


Wendy said...

This is such a cute card, and it has so much going on. I love that lattice ribbon you used. It really goes well. Thanks for playing in 2RB's challenge.

Anonymous said...

I love how you've used this beautiful PB cat stamp. She's also one of my fav's. The black and white combined with the yellow makes for a stunning combination.

Jeanette - said...

This is really pretty! I love the ribbons you used together and that image is just so sweet! Thanks for playing along in the 2RedBananas challenge.

ant me. said...

I just giggled when I saw this card!! It really makes me happy to look at it. Can you believe I do not own any Penny Black!? GAsP : )

Great card, Judy!!


theneon said...

You've done a beautiful job with just about the cutest image I've seen.

GiftsByHeidi said...

Yes that is the cutest stamp! Love the black/white/yellow color combo, it's gorgeous! Great job!

Pauline C said...

Fabulous card Judy - love your image, colour scheme and the dimension on the tulips. beautiful! Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Beth said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love the colours together and this stamp is fab!
Thanks for joining in with the PB challenge this week!
Beth ~xx~

Susan said...

I agree with Heidi....I love the color combo. Cute card!