Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sitting Cute with TGF!

Hello, my friends!
Today, I have a cute springtime card to share with you!

Since Spring has arrived, the air is warmer and the sun has been showing it's face, lately, in the Vancouver area.  That being said, I was in the mood to make something bright & cheery!

Here it is:
As some of you know, I once lived in Japan teaching English and still have some friends who I've kept in touch with all of these years.  Last summer, I went to Japan for nearly a month to visit old friends and do some sight-seeing that I never got to do while I lived there!  I stayed with my dear friend, Aya, that entire time and this card is for her!  She came out to visit me back in 2005, soon after I had moved back to Canada from Japan....and you never know, but, MAYBE (fingers crossed), this card will inspire her to visit me in Vancouver again!  It truly is an AMAZING city in a STUNNING province and there is still SO much that I have to show her!

Anyway, onto how I made the card....
It is pretty straight-forward but, I used the gal from The Greeting Farm's new Sitting Cute set which I coloured with Copics (Y21, Y23, Y26, E50, E51, E53, R00, R02, R24, R27, R29, B95, B97, B99).  The bench, which I paper-pieced with woodgrained patterned paper, is from Sitting Lovely!  I created a scene using Spellbinders Labels 17, Spellbinders Classic Circles, and the MFT Die-namics Fresh Cut Grass Die.  All of the patterned papers are from the MME On The Bright Side ONE 6x6 paper pad.  After assembling everything, I mounted it all on a card base cut from PTI Rustic White cardstock and I added a seam binding bow and fastened a button and tag (Spellbinders Tags Trio, sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Crushed Olive) using some baker's twine in Maraschino from The Twinery.  The sentiment, from Flourishes Windows to the World, was originally one line but, to make it fit, I selectively inked it with SU! Classic Ink in Poppy Parade and stamped it in two lines instead.

Well, thank you SO much for stopping by....
I hope you enjoyed your stay!

Happy Stamping!




Awesome! I love this card Naomi! Such lovely bright colours and the layout is fabulous!


PS My Stamp Scrubber just arrived from iCopic! I can't wait to use it!

Rachel Parys

I really love this! It is definitely bright and cheery! Thanks for listing your copics, I love how her hair turned out. (I can never get blonde right!)


so darn cute...what a fun image...love your coloring.


ahhhh...I bet she loves this sweet card! My grandmother's name is Aya:) I so want to go back to visit Japan with my mom and the family.

Jan Garber

TDA!Too darn adorable! Love that image and all the Anya's! Pretty,pretty colors. Your friend will love it!


what a sweet card! love the pretty colors and adorable scene! your friend will definitely love it too! ;D