January 18, 2010

Free Digital Image - "Tons Of Love"

These are the cards I made with this week's Free digital image "Tons Of Love" from PAPER CUPCAKES showcased on TMITA/PCC's blog.

This first card is for the challenge over at TMITA/PCC and it was to use the "Tons Of Love" image as well as Red Ribbon, Buttons and something Glittery and/or Sparkly.

I did my card tall and thin to fit into a regular business size envelope. I colored the elephant with my colored pencils to keep her soft and used the Bic Mark-its for her skirt and hearts for a little more rich color and boldness. I love this ribbon from Wal-mart and have it in several colors. The pp is from a Christmas stack called "Magic of the Season" from Hobby Lobby. I added Red Stickles to the waist of her skirt, toenails and to the hearts. Affixed a button onto of the bow and called it complete after I stamped the word love which is a stamp by Stampabilities. I always finish the insides of my cards, but never take pictures of them. I placed a verse inside that says, "Life's most beautiful things are not seen with the eyes, but felt with the heart"

I wanted to make a softer card in color, more of a baby type card with this image so I went with some pastels. I thought it would be fun to make a blue elephant and so I did just that. The photo corners are Heidi Swapp. I used the Fiskers scalloped border punch with the holes and then tied all those cute little blue bows through each hole. I added some small white pom-poms under the image and then added some blue ric-rac on top of that as well as along the top pp edge. Added 2 yellow rhinestones at the top. I yellow stickles her her skirt (bling bling), and pink Stickles to the toenails and hearts. I wanted to add a sentiment on the top right side, but I couldn't decide what I wanted so I left it blank for the time being, as well as the insides.

Well, that's it for "Ton's Of Love" for me today. I love taking an image and seeing the different looks you can achieve with it. I had fun with these two cards that reflect just that. Thanks for stopping by today and remember it only takes a few minutes to leave some lovins! :O)


A Consuming Passion said...

Love both your cards Nina but my fav would be the first one!
CAS but really elegant - love the faux stitching and your colour choices.

Nilla said...

Two absolute gorgeous....skirts! Love them!! LOL! I love all about these cards, but the image is so yummy, love love it! Hugs Nilla

The Other Patti Sue said...

These are so cute!Your first card is ove the top! Love the dp and the layout is awesome! Your bow is amazing! Perfect in every way! The blue elephant.... how cute is that? Love,love,love all the bows and rick-rak! Super,super cute!

Selma said...

Both these cards are super cute Nina. I really love all the work you put into the second one. All the tiny bows, rick rack and the pom poms. Super cute.

Lisa Foster said...

WOW Nina! Both of these cards are GORGEOUS! I love the layout of the tall one...not often I see a long LO that I like, but that one is fabulous! This image is so cute! I had so much fun making my card with her! Thank You! :)

Jessie said...

Hi Nina, both of your cards are just fantastic! Love how you used the image in totally different ways and the pom poms on the baby card are so cute, they finish it off perfectly! Thanks for another cool image, have a great day! :)

craftieodmae said...

Both are just gorgeous!!!! and she is so adorable!

Kim Mc said...

You go girl, getting two gorgeous cards done with the same image!! I love the dotted skirt on the first with the glittery waistband and the second one's skirt is fun too (kinda makes me think of a Vegas showgirl!) hehe! Thanks for the continuing wonderful opportunity to be on your DT and work with your beautiful images! Always fun!

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Patti J said...

These are both just darling, Nina! I love each of them! You are an amazing talent, dear girl! Hope you never stop creating these beauties! You're right - it's always fun to see so many different cards made with one image! Big hugs!!!

Toni said...

Love the blue elephant and the polka dot skirt is so cute. Also love the long card. You do me proud!!!!!!!!