Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Two Quick Cards

The other day, I needed two cards in a hurry to celebrate a couple of good end-of-year report cards:

Fortunately, I'd had a play date ;) at Emily's place recently, and she had let me ink up some of her stamps and bring the images home.

I think some Hello Kitty stamps deserve a home in my stamp collection! They're so cute and easy to colour! I've been spending a lot of time using my Prismacolor pencils lately (more on that in a future post), so it was nice to just bring out the markers and add some quick colour. I punched out four 1" circles as a bit of sky on which to pop up the main image and added a contrail of iridescent silver stars. Further evidence these cards were done quickly: a hand-printed sentiment instead of printing something out on the computer. 

Next up, this cutie-pie puppy from Paper Smooches. (Sigh. More stamps to covet.) He, too, got a little quick colour, some Stickles bling on his party hat (otherwise, it just looked a bit too much like a dunce cap in the whole school context...), plus a sentiment from SRM stickers. I recently won some fantastic Hero Arts stamps from Virginia, and she was also generous enough to add some of these great sticker sentiments! 
So thank you, Emily and Virginia! You made these two quick cards even quicker!

Supplies: (Hello Kitty card) white & blue cardstock, PSA Hello Kitty On the Go stamp, Memories black ink, Sharpies, Sandylion stickers, Stampin' Up ticket corner punch, dimensionals; (dog card) white & blue cardstock, Paper smooches Birthday Buddies stamp, Memories black ink, Sharpies, Icicle Stickles, SRM sticker, dimensionals Pin It Now!


Angela said...

Hooray for friends with stamps :)
These cards are super-cute, and I bet the recipients are going to love them! Hello Kitty is such a cutie (not that I'm biased towards cats or anything...)

Meg said...

Oooh, two fun cards! To balance out Angela, even though I do love the circle matting and star trail on the first one, that dog is just too cute on the second one! Looks like you and Emily are both ganging up on me to get some paper smooches for myself!

Jocelyn said...

Cute, cute! (That's double cute for two cards). I didn't know there were Hello Kitty stamps (although I should since there's Hello Kitty everything else). The stamp is so cute and I love the trail of stars! And you *do* need the PaperSmooches Bday stamps. Your card is awesome!

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are fun, Lindsey!! Oeh, some little girl will be very very happy with the Hello Kitty card and that doggie is so cute! Love that!!
Hugs, Wendy

Anonymous said...

aw, two sweet, cute cards!!!

lisa a.

Emily Leiphart said...

I love what you did with those stamps, Linds! I love the star trail and handwritten sentiment on the first one and the sticker really did work perfectly with the dog. I bet J and G really loved them!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love that pup card! It's a great way to feature the stamp--and that blue is a great background!! I never think of colored card bases! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Janna Werner said...

Lindsey, you have been so busy and created so many lovely cars! Like your new watermark as well! Janna