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Saturday, April 4, 2009

A {My Hero} Sketch For You To Try

Well, welcome to Saturday here at the susiestampalot blog! Today marks two separate occasions for me. Number one is that today is mine and Eric's tenth wedding anniversary (awwwww!), and number two is that it's my favorite cardmaking day of the week--Saturday, which can only mean that Jen has come up with another great Sketch For You To Try! So when I sat down (altogether too late) last night to make my card, I wanted to make Eric a cute card for our anniversary. What a better time to break out my new MFT set, Ben Paper Dolls and make a "hero" card. He came home in the middle of me coloring the little guy (who, by the way, looks just like Eric), but didn't take notice that it was for him...teehee! So I finished coloring him, cut him and the little dog out, got all my pieces "squared" away and glued down, but I just couldn't come up with something clever for each of the three side squares. If this was a girl card, the obvious choice would be little flowers. My star punch was too large and yes, I could have stamped some smaller ones and cut them out, but it was getting extremely late and I needed to go to bed! So that's how just the little dots resembling his belt buckle (notice the little number 10 I wrote on it!?) was born. Unfortunately, I had already glued down the squares and put the little circles on them when I decided to add the brads. Can you say--barely enough brad legs left to open once I pushed them through all those layers? Eeeek! I used my paper piercer to make the hole and all I could think about was a thread I had read on Splitcoast about a lady whose tip of her piercer just broke off while she was using it! Luckily, mine didn't break and it's happily waiting for me to grab it again for the next project. Anyway, (speaking of lucky), wish me some because just as soon as I finish this post, I'm off to get ready for a little weekend trip that Eric planned for just the two of us. We are going to Winstar World Casino up in Oklahoma (just across the Texas northern border) for the evening, spending the night and coming home late tomorrow. I asked Eric if he wouldn't mind me bringing some stamped images and my Copics to color some stuff in our hotel room in case I got bored (I have to be busy at all times), but he said no.

It's the first of the month and Jen has a new Guest Designer for us--Kimberly Crawford! You will be lucky if you take the time to check out what these Rock Stars and my personal stamping heroes have done with the sketch as well:
Amy R.
Amy S.
Kelly
Carole (who may be a little late, as she is in "stealth mode" today.)

SUSIE Q-TIP: Learn from me. When you have just glued down something small, the glue may not be all the way dry. If you plan to put a brad through this piece, use your paper piercer and not a hole punch, holding down your cardstock while pulling the piercer back out. The hole punch will pull the glued areas apart and more than likely, they will then get stuck in the punch. Secondly, don't glue everything down until you have a good idea of what you will be doing for your embellishments. This will save your strength (and possibly your paper piercer) for more important things.

Stamps: Ben Paper Dolls, Going Places, Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, More Mustard (SU!), White, Pure Poppy (PTI), Red Stripe (SU!)
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior)
Accessories: Traffic Jam Embossing Folder/Cuttlebug, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Copic Markers, Silver Brads, Small Circle and Square Punches, Dimensionals

11 comments:

  1. Love the 10 on the buckle (he might think he's a 10 too!) and the cape on the dog. Happy Anniversary!!! Have a fabulous time enjoying each other :)

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  2. WOW! What a cute and fun card! Love all the layering with the stamped images and the bright colors!

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  3. He couldn't be more cute and I love how you paper pieced him and the puppy, the whole thing rocks! Congrats on your 10 years!

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  4. I adore this, Susan!! Totally my kind of anniversary card - playful and happy. Great job!

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  5. Hey Susie! :) You have an great eye for making boys cards--those are so hard for me. LOVE your colors, clean lines and circles too! That must be the trick?! Heehee. Have a super weekend.

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  6. Congratulations on your Anniversary! Hope your weekend is great! Always love to stop in and visit your blog.

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  7. oh my word...this is sooo cute! I love the city skyline in the background and the superhero in the front! super amazing!

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  8. What a totally adorable card for a little boy! LOVE the colors and the embossing.

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