Sunday, May 18, 2014

Let's make a Splash

 Good morning Crafters! 

It's been a busy week around here! 
We are planning for Nathan's first birthday. I can't believe my little fussy bucket is going to be one! It sure went by fast. I also started school this week so that's been a bit overwhelming and work has been super busy. 
How did I handle it all you ask? I procrastinated until the last minute and made cards :)
We all have to keep our sanity here people.

Over at CASology the cue card this week is Splash. 

I immediately thought of the most adorable little stamp my friend Christine sent me. She drew it herself. Aren't you impressed? I sure am! I can't draw at all. In fact, I'm lucky I can write my own name. 

I started with this  precious little beaver. Why? Because beavers damn water = splash :) 
I printed him out twice.  I cut one apart and just cut the other out. I colored him with distress inks but before piecing him back together I stamped just his tail with Hero Arts Tiny Triangles background.  in wet cement shadow ink. Both of those items are available through A2Zscrapbooking and their shipping is super fast :) I added some enamel accents in black and white for his nose, eyes, and teeth. 

For the background panel I used a die cut from Simon Says Stamp and inked it up with even more distress ink before flicking some water on it, more splashing! The sentiment was printed out and a the inside of letters were colored in for a highlight. 

Thanks for stopping by! I'm off to grab a nap before celebrating my sister's birthday tonight :) I love family time! 


  1. Wow, such a cute card! Love the stamping you added in his tail and cool background! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASology. May

  2. I think this is so, so, so, cute and inspired, FUN little BEAVER, boy do they love to make a splash!
    Thanks so much for joining us at CASology

  3. This is so cute, Kelly! I love how you used the tiny triangle background for the beaver's tail, and your coloring is just beautiful! Such a fun font on your sentiment, and I love how you colored in some of the alphas...very clever!