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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Continuing the Dare

Here are two more projects I made that include challenges issued by the Dirty Dozen team on Splitcoaststampers for their annual Dare to Get Dirty challenges open to Fan Club members.

First up is this polkadotted cupcake card.  I love polkadots and had a lot of fun incorporating them with embossing folders, circle punches, crystal gems, and french knots!  Yes, can you believe that moi' hand stitched french knots onto those 3/4" circle punches?  It was a bit of a challenge with the arthritis in my hands, but I had so much fun making them and this card!  I used my Cricut Sweet Treats cartridge for the cupcake card shape. 



My next card was inspired by Cindy Motherway's inspiration teapot for Teapot Tuesday
Our Teapot Tuesday inspiration this week are the Three Tea-Migos in blue, yellow, and green! It's a party for Tink, LaRue, and Sunshine, too! We are to bring light-hearted, upbeat, beautiful, wonderful, and colorful things.  My card
 will be sent to a very special young child at Hugs and Hopes Club for Sick Kids for children battling critical illnesses.


I loved the goofy faces on the inspiration teapot and immediately thought of this goofy duck image I have. I stamped him three times and watercolored him with Twinkling H20s in Sunflower, Fresh Oregano, and Evening Primrose, and then shaded the background with Stargazer. I colored their bills with an orange marker and then put orange glitter on them. After I cut my Brilliant Blue cardstock with the film strip die, I watercolored it with the Evening Primrose so all my blues would match. I did the same thing for the circle punches so they would shimmer, too!

The "You Quack Me Up!" sentiment is computer generated. On the inside of my card, I also computer-generated in bright blue ink a duck joke that reads:

"What do you call a crate full of ducks?"

A: A box of quackers!

3 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are AWESOME Charlene! LOVE that cupcake!!!

Tara said...

I am in L-O-V-E with the cupcake card! Oh my goodness girl. Me loves =) Love the Quakers too. Thank you for sharing. Your work is amazing and inspiring!

Joanne (jojot) said...

you have been busy, gf....love that awesome cupcake design...so very creative and fun....and the teapot card is so FABBO