Friday, February 18, 2011

It's a Mystery


hmmmmmmmmmmmm... do you suppose she's reading a mystery?



I am part of a group of Mysterious Swappers on Splitcoast Stampers. Each round, a different member is the hostess. The hostess sends identical images to everyone in the group. No one knows what the image will be.

This time Gael is the hostess and she sent us the adorable images from the ARTful Inkables Think Big set. I love this set! In fact, I love it so much that I own it. LOL! The girl reminds me of my own daughter, now all grown up. She's a Reading Teacher (of 8th graders). I am so proud of her!!! In honor of her, I colored the girl image with BROWN hair... are you happy, Brittney?





I did something quite different (for me) with the inside of the card. You see, the designer paper I used is double-sided and there was really no way to use both sides on the front of the card. Sooooooo I layered the two cardstocks and then run it through my cuttlebug, using a nestability to cut out a scalloped oval. Pretty nifty, isn't it? Then I added the designer paper to the front which allowed the other side of the paper to show through the scalloped oval on the inside of the card.

I wanted a sentiment for the inside of my card, too, so I used a sentiment from an older Stampin' UP! set called Cool Cat.
Thank you, Gael, and fellow Mystery Swappers... this has been a fun round!




Images: ARTful Inkables Think Big
Sentiment: Stampin' UP! Cool Cat
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Ballet Blue and Peach Parfait
Designer Paper: Bo Bunny Pet Shop Cat-Atude (double sided)
Embellishment: Purr... brad (vendor unknown)

12 comments:

Lori said...

How fun!!! I love the girl reading, just like my dd too. lol! Your coloring is superb, Jeanette.

~Paola~ said...

awwwwwwww...sooooooooooooooo totally adorableee Jeanette!...and how clever to add a 'kitty' d/p
as the background!!*genial*!! :o)

Barb said...

Great Card--I love how you used the double sided paper so you could see both sides! And, I liked how you related it to you daughter. Thanks for sharing!

britalitney said...

It's me! I knew I'd seen this image before...

Ms. Earlgrey said...

Love the card, and I must have it since its centered around a cat and I'm a cat lover.
Joan

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Great image and your coloring is wonderful, I hope to reach that level? Sounds like a mystery to me....The little purr brad is cute and love the inside, TFS.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Super cute card. Great papers and embellie to match.

BlueInks said...

She is the cat's meow! Great theme and ideas you used. I am sure that Brittney will love it!

Darlene said...

Mmmmmmm, yum! (can that describe a delicious card?)
Well done, indeed! I love the DP behind the beauty and the purr brad is purrrrfect!
Nice surprises inside too!
Love it!

djones said...

Great card J! I love how you centered the card around the cat...perfect friend for a young, reading gal! Wonderful!!!

Carol W said...

Oh Jeanette, I do love this card. Great job inside and out...way to go!!!!!♥♥♥

~Laurie said...

Great card!Super cute!!