Wednesday, July 6, 2011

You make me Smile

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Hello Friends!
Poppin' in to share a fun card I made using some of my new stamps.  I have been wanting to play with the new Sweet November Land sea friends since they came in the mail.  Have you met merbaby Shelly and Bebe her baby beluga whale companion?  They are part of the new cuties swimming in to SNL.  You might be wondering why does Shelly look different.  Well I was showing my mom the card and even though she was colored with reds and oranges she thought Shelly was a boy.  So I hope Amy doesn't mind that I added a ponytail to Shelly's do.  I actually think it's kinda cute, especially because it's curly. (hehe)  Did you know that Bebe has a special talent which gives her the power to color coordinate her outer layer to match her BFF Shelly's outfits?  Well she doesn't really, but it's my card so I'm saying she does.  (hehe)   Had to add that wonderful AmyR sentiment to this card, it was perfect!

As you can see, I kept the card pretty simple using only a single sheet of patterned paper and the rest cardstock.  Instead of clouds for a background I made waves!  Using the same cloud background technique Amy shared on her blog I made a stencil for my waves.  This time I used Distress inks and love the result.  I used Spellbinder circles and a couple circle punches.  I am so happy to have been able to play with these two wonderful additions to SNL born from the talented imagination and hands of Amy Young.  I hope to get a chance to ink up the rest of my new stamps.  Maybe you'll be seeing more in the next couple of days.

For now, Mahalo for stopping by.  I hope you are enjoying your day where ever you may be.


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Shelly & Bebe (SNL - C. C. Designs) & AmyR sentiment (C.C. Designs)
Orange cs (Hanko), white cs (Neenah), red cs (Bazzil), waves dp (to be updated)
Small circle punch (Stampin' Up), Med circle punch (Marvy Uchida), circle dies (Spellbinders)
Inks: Black Memento
Copics: To be updated


kris said...

YAY you got Amy's stamps!! aren't they the cutest to ink up?! i had so much fun with them!! good use of imagination and they just come to life!! Love your creation!

donna mikasa said...

Your card makes me smile--big time! I love how Bebe's a chameleon and changes his colors! So cute and clever! Hope you're having a great week, Leanne!

Berenice R. said...

Super cute card! :)

Amy said...

Totally adorable card Leanne! I think Shelly's new 'do is a lot of fun and who wouldn't want a color changing baby whale? LOL! :)
Oh and you are a total genius with that wave background, I am soooo going to make a wave template now too!

♥Rach♥ said...

You totally rocked out those waves, they look just great!!!

1LuvnMama said...

You're killin' me girl! Luv the idea of a wave stencil . . . how can I make a wave stencil when I didn't even make a cloud one? :) Lolo me . . . I really need to get on the ball here. Great job with this merbabe! She's adorable!

Cyndi said...

fintastic card! hehe. love your coloring and the waves!

Anonymous said...

Really love your card! It is so summery. And for me sitting in the cold your card reminded me that warmer weather is just around the corner.

Tasha said...

WOWZERS girl you totally rocked this my friend! I love the background it looks fab and the colour combo is perfect
love tasha xx