Thursday 15 July 2010

A Bit Like Betty Boop - PDCC 38

Hi there everyone!  It's time to join in the fun over at the Play Date Cafe! This week we have a colour story and we are being sponsored by Artistic Outpost, so the design team have used their stamps to create their projects this week.  Our very own Lisa Somerville designs for Artistic Outpost so you must pop over and see what beauties she creates!

I chose to use this set called 'Cutie Pie'.

As you may recall I love Betty Boop and this little set just reminded me of her, and also of the old Lucie Atwell pictures. Love it!  The stamps really are lovely to work with.  I often find larger, or more detailed, stamps a bit frustrating.  I have to double stamp with my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get them right, but these stamped beautifully first time. 

For this challenge we also had a set colour story to work with, so here is my card;

and here are the colours;

I had put most of the card together but had the framed image centrally on the card, and it just wasn't working so I decided to put it down and pick it up again the next day. Do you ever do that?!  My Marmie was over and she picked up the card to admire it (Don't you just love Mum's - they are your biggest fans!!! )  As she picked it up the panel slipped off at an angle, and voila the card was finished!!!  Just that little change of the panel made all the difference.  Yay for Marmie!!!!

Here are the details of how to make it...
  1. Cover card base with purple cardstock
  2. Mat with green cardstock
  3. Cut piece of lilac paper, attach panel in middle of card
  4. Using border die cut two fancy borders in purple, adhere at top and bottom of lilac panel
  5. Stamp image, colour with copics. 
  6. Using nesties cut purple frame, adhere to image, attach using pop dots
  7. Cut out 'fancy tag' in green and purple, assemble as shown, distress edges with purple ink
  8. Stamp sentiment 'Cutie Pie', attach to card
  9. Add gems to the girl's hat, her buttons on her jacket, and the little dog's collar
  10. Die cut two hearts in green, stick onto frame
  11. Add green twine to button and attach to card using pop dots
  12. Thank Marmie for picking up the card so that the frame fell into just the right place!
Stamps: Artistic Outpost - 'Cutie Pie'
Dies: Borderabilities Scallop Nestie, Fancy Tags Nestie, Cuttlebug wedding die (3 x 3)
Papers: Crate Paper (name unknown, snippet from stash), Basic Grey Kyoshi 6 x 6
Accessories: Button and twine from stash
    Pop over to Artistic Outpost and check out their range of stamps, you really must try them, they are so nice to use.

    Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's inspirational pieces! 

    So come and join in on the fun!  Pop on over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC38.


    1. Fab use of this weeks colors on the Cutie Pie image! Wonderful coloring and coordinating DP!

    2. You did sooooooo well with these colours, you must have been wanting reds etc :) Great card Ruby xx

    3. Perfect in the PDC challenge colors this week, the Artistic Outpost stamps are so much fun to use!

    4. Your fame and strong vivid colors really show off this set...Cutie Pie is a fav...reminds me of the Campbell Soup kids..
      PDC is such a wonderful site...and love all you creations.
      connie paxman

    5. This is set is SO you, Ruby! Love what you have done with it.. the offset panel is the perfect whimsical touch!!

    6. RUBY!! This is so cute!! I didn't know AO made stamps like this--what a CUTIE PIE:) I also love that little button on the top! Great detail!! FAB directions as always--you always put something fun at the bottom! I hope you are doing well! MISS YOU! LOVE to everyone;) Love, Sav

    7. Too darn cuuute Ruby! What a fun & cheerful card! Love it :)

    8. What a darling card! Love how you used the colors!! Lovely in every way!

    9. Adorable card! The image is so cute with her little green skirt! Sweet design and glad Marmie could help out!! :)

    10. Funny how unexpected events can change things lol ;) What a fab card Ruby, the image is a real cuite! x

    11. That is adorable. Love your card.

    12. Oh Ruby..such a sweet card and an adorable image :)

    13. Ruby you don't know how good you are at makeing cards they are outstanding.


    14. Great to join forces in the challenge, Thanks for using AO stamps! and a great card!

    15. Adorable cards!!! Thanks for using our stamps.

    16. Your card is very sweet. I love all of the details. Thanks for visiting my blog. To answer your question about using napkins they are very easy to use. Peel the layers apart (you only want the top one), iron flat, iron onto freezer paper, cut and use as you like. cheers!

    17. I'm SO glad that the PDCC is featuring this stamp line - I wasn't too familiar with them previously, but MAN, did you DT phenoms do wonders with them! {Gonna have to save some $$$ and do some SHOPPING!} This card is TRULY wonderful! I'm always intrigued by the use of vintage looking stamps and I simply adore your color work and excellent showcase of this lil' darling! Thanks for the terrific inspiration!

    18. Very cute card Ruby! Such a sweet stamp set!

    19. I love the stamp on your card - thanks for the very kind words on my blog - I'm following you too now!

    20. Love how you used the colors on those adorable images ... fabulous card.


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