Saturday, July 31, 2010

Long Fellow HB

I wish I had a stamp that said "Dude" because that's what comes to mind when I see this ultra cool alligator!  Can't you just hear a teenager saying "HB, Dude!"  OK, well maybe not.  I've got a few years before my kiddos hit the teens so I could be way off base here. 

In any case, I hope you like this card as much as I do.  It isn't quite typical and is a little bit funky- which is what I strive for often and only occasionally capture.  I know that a lot of stampers haven't learned to love these Long Fellows yet, possibly because of their long awkward shape but that's precisely why I love them (and 'cause they're adorable!).  I love every card I've made with them so far I think.  They provide a great opportunity to get creative with patterns, colors and embellishments. 

I totally have a hodgpodge of stuff here.  The black/vanilla piece is from the new Newsprint DSP, while the dotted Old Olive is from a, I believe, retired pack called The Write Stuff.  My card base is Marina Mist, which is really starting to grow on me... I almost never think of Ballet Blue any more! 

Did you notice the tiny scrambled letters stamped behind the bite??  That's a new set called Confetti that I basically designed this whole card around.  The "HB" is from an old favorite set, It's Your Birthday. 

I added the pinking hearts edge in Cherry Cobler for a bit of bold color which just happens to suit the Friday Free 4 All challenge on Splitcoast to so something to one edge of your card.  Of course I couldn't stop there and had to fringe up the edge of the alligator piece and of course a "chomp" from the corner is always a fun touch.  I didn't photo the inside but I stamped more of the tiny letters in a row across the middle then stamped a birthday sentiment on top of them. 

Have a great day!  I've got relatives from Virginia coming in today so I'd better go do some  picking up around the house.  Thanks for visiting today!

SUO Supplies
Stamps: Long Fellows, Confetti, It's Your Birthday
Colors: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Cherry Cobler, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz (to color the alligator)
Accessories: Newsprint DSP, The Write Stuff DSP, Pinking Hearts Border punch, Scallop Circle punch, small square punch, Marina Mist Narrow taffeta ribbon


  1. this is GREAT Kristin LOVIN that Gator!!! Fantastic card!

  2. your talens are incredible. I jus love your creativity and it is so inspiring
    Your blog is always a lovely place to visit
    Have a nice weekend
    Marjorie Arte y Papel

  3. ooooo, Kristin! I love this. it is so funky and just plain ol' cute!!!


Thanks so much- your comments make my day! (if you are a spammer- GO AWAY! I will not publish your comment or your link to your crappy website! You are the reason I no longer allow anonymous comments. Jerks!)