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Friday, March 19, 2010




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Three New Release Stamp sets that will be pictured on the challenge blog

Cornish Heritage Farms (CHF) is owned & run by Richard & Liz Pomeroy. Why the name? Richard & Liz are originally from Cornwall, England hence the Cornish Heritage & the 'Farms' is the 100 acre farm in north central Montana where they live & where all the stamps are manufactured. Richard & Liz believe in producing a high quality product so all the stamps are deeply etched, red rubber. CHF is a diverse stamp company in the fact that it consists of a variety of different licenses & styles, ranging from very detailed (Thomas Kinkade) to simple line art (Tom Fun Collection) therefore offering something for everyone.


Here's the card I made using the above sketch:I colored Talya fishing because that's a spring activity that we do a little bit of. Normally, I think of flowers first when I think of spring but something or someone chopped all the tops of my daffodil buds so I'm not going to have them this spring and I'll have to wait for other flowers to bloom. Then I got this yen to try pop up layering so I printed Tayla 6 times thinking that should be enough in case I made a mistake. I thought about what to layer and wrote it out then wrote it next to each image of that I wanted to color. Then I colored the parts and colored what was underneath the popped layers so white wouldn't obviously show. I'm finally starting to get my craft room put back into some semblance of order but I couldn't find my pop dots (not on the table where I thought I had them before I buried the table under stuff in an attempt to dry my floor - more about that in another post someday when I get it all put away) so I packed up the kids one afternoon and went to Walmart to get another package of foam pop dots. I started cutting out the middle layer (I had enough foresight to realize I can't cut the top layer, put it on top of the middle layer and then cut it out but I still got too anxious and ahead of myself as you'll see later). I can see that I need to find my Cutterbee scissors because it's difficult cutting small areas of cardstock (paper ok, but not heaver cardstock). Then I started putting pop dots on spots around the image. I even put some of the skinny edge foam under the fishing pole. Then I got excited, peeled the release paper from the foam and put it down on top of the fully colored image, then realized I haven't cut it out yet and won't be able to cut it in an oval, so I decided to go ahead an cut the third layer and stick it down too. Then I took my two green pieces of cardstock, cut out the oval out of the middle, and put the image in the cut out (I kept the ovals for something else someday). Now that I know my ovals are big enough to go around Tayla, I cuttlebugged my light green piece with the bubbles folder to add interest then glued my pieces together and to the face of my card. I got my Studio G glitter glue for the 'dots' in the corners. While that was drying, I opened up word and chose a fun looking font called "CK Anything Goes." I type "Happy Birthday" and printed it on scrap paper. Next, I took colored cardstock, taped it over the printed areas and printed it again. I filled in the open area of the letters with a dark green marker. I stuck the rectangles down (sticking my finger in the still wet glitter glue dot - uggh!).
Here's some other views of the popped up image.

Now for the challenges (because you know I love hearing from you-I don't enter for the prizes)
Kelly Jo's Stamp Pad & Stacey's Curtain Color Call: dark green (Artichoke), light green (Celery), cream (Barely Banana) or white
Cards for Men, Artful Inkables, & Kaboodledoodles: Happy Birthday
Cupcake Craft Challenges & Fussy and Fancy#6: Green
Crafty Creations: Spots and Dots (bubbles folder & glitter glue dots)
Fab N Funky: New (Technique)
Pollycraft Monday: Sparkly and glittery (some glitter glue)
Crafty Catz: Something for the boys/men
Bee Crafty, Secret Crafter, All Sorts, Frosted Designs, & Crazy4Challenges: Spring
Cute Daisy May & Ooh-la-la Creations: Anything goes
(Ooh-la-la is one of those sites that inspired me to try this technique because they have freebies of color images that allow you to do the pop-up layering)
Now, before I go, I'm going to remind you to visit the rest of the design team blogs and the challenge blog. Also, don't forget to pick up your Friday Freebie (you can find it at the Challenge blog or at the SMC store).

24 comments: said...

LOVE your card! Your coloring of Tayla is AMAZING!

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Cheri. I loved reading all about how you made it. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna xx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card, love the image and the colouring. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men and good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

my5bratz said...

cute card, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Cheri, I love your take on the layout with this adorable image. This is a sign of spring. Someone being able to go fishing. Really cute. I was glad when I read your blog. I do the same thing about writing next to the image what I have to color. If I don't I forget and color the whole image. I was glad to see I'm not the only one who has to do that. Great job this is a really cute card!

Wendi said...

Hi Cheri and welcome its lovely when we get new bloggers joining in and especially nicer when we know we have inspired someone
Your card is fabulous I love the bubble effect paper and the cute image
thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la and I hope you get time to visit our challenges again

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful to have you join in the Crafty Creations challenge Cheri, with this adorable card!!! Fabulous image and coloring!

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful to have you join in the Crafty Creations challenge Cheri, with this adorable card!!! Fabulous image and coloring!

Marisa said...

Totally adorable image and wonderfully coloured. Thanks for playing the Curtain Call this week :D

pinky said...

love the decoupage effect. Thanks so much for playing along at CDM. Hugs

Stacey Schafer said...

cute! thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

Becky said...

What a gorgeous sparkly card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Pollycraft!
Love Becky xx

~Jeri~ said...

Great card Cheri! You done great with your layering and piecing!!

andrea said...

gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

Donna said...

Brilliant card and such a fun image thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake :) Donna x

~Christina~ said...

What a great card!

Kelly Jo said...

super cute card! Thanks so much for playing with the color chef challenge!

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Debs said...

Hi Cheri
Super card - love the dimension.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx


Hi Cheri
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Christine said...

Gorgeous card love the image great decoupage thanks for joining us at SCSC

Christine xx

Juanita said...

Fabulous card, love all the layering on that image. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Anonymous said...

I love this cute popped-up image! Fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

Bee said...

Great Spring activity card. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)