Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Have you started your Valentine’s Day cards yet?  This sweet little frog image is from Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Sweetheart Frog set.  Super cute and easy to color.

The card has a white card base that is 4” x 9 ½” scored at 3 ½” and 7 ½” to fold into a 4” square.  To create the pink layer I ran 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape along the edges and heat embossed with Strawberry Sherbert EP.  This allowed me to create a layered look the color I wanted without adding more thickness to my card.  Then I added a layer of green polka dot cardstock, edged with Bullfrog EP using the Distressed Embossing Powder technique.

I colored the image with Copic markers and die cut with a heart die.  I used Versamark ink to add Sparkle EP to the dragonfly wings, Bullfrog EP on the hearts on the frog, and Strawberry Sherbert on the heart shaped lily pads.  Bullfrog EP was added to the die cut edges.

For the sentiment I covered white cardstock with Versamark ink and heat set it with Strawberry Sherbert EP.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink, heat set with Bullfrog EP, and die cut with Spellbinders’ Labels Fourteen.  I popped this up with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card I repeated the steps from the front.  Then I created this cute little pop out frog face from mottled green cardstock, die cut with Spellbinders’ Labels 13.  Wiggles eyes were a must on this.

On the right side I added another heart, lined up with the front heart.  Bulldog EP was used on the edges and for the sentiment.

This tri-fold card would be a great Valentine card for adults and children.

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts January Challenge: Hearts
Party Time Tuesdays PTT Challenge # 194  - Anything Goes Theme 
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Something New (New Stamps) 
Sweet 7 Challenge #9 - Anything New (New Stamps) 
TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #228 – Embossing 
Card Mania Challenges CMC#64 - Make it Sparkle! 
Craft Your Passion Challenge #245 – Anything Goes 
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog LTSCB #46 - Anything Goes! 
Stamping Sensations January Challenge - Dies and Punches 
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #130 – Something Old, Something New (New - Stamps/Old – Dies, Froggy Technique)


Elaine Stark said...

I love this quirky card, so much fun. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Lillian A said...

Definitely a cute and fun image, and your creation turned out wonderful. Thank you for entering the Love to Scrap challenge blog.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a fun card Marie! The inside is super cute - what a great surprise for the recipient!

brenda said...

What a super card Marie, so fresh and bright.

Lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

What a gorgeous card love that image and what a fabulous surprise on the inside, smashing make, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers
lorraine x

Sandra H said...

l'm really liking the colour used on your amazing card Marie and such an adorable image you used too!! xx

Donna Ellis said...

hahaha - very cute, Marie! I did not expect the froggy kiss on the inside! hope you are feeling better! I miss you on skype. xo

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Funny card, love image and colors. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week. Helena x

Karen Hasheck said...

What an awesome card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the prize draw!

I am now your newest follower, and would ​be honored​ if you visited my blog and became a follower too: http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/

pinky said...

Great fun card inside and out! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

CraftYourPassion said...

This is so sweet and just love the suprise inside!
Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion and hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

BrendaB said...

LOL! How cute! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap!

scrapfantazje said...

Well done! :) Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Card Mania.
Marzena DT

Tertia said...

Awesome card. Love the inside!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet 7 Designs

Davinia said...

hehe!!! what an adorable card! love the inside! thank you for joining us at Sweet 7 Challenge blog and good luck Hugs Davinia (DT ) xx