Tuesday, April 28, 2020

When Little Boys Explore

Today I'd like to share a great little boy card using Polka Dot Orchard's Explore & Conquer digi set. This set was designed by Jeanie Hays.  In this set you will find three image stamps, three sentiment stamps plus one image and sentiment combo. 

Here's my finished card and I feel sure if you've raised a son, this is a familiar image.

To make this card, I printed the main image on Neenah 110# card stock and colored using my Copic markers.  I used a tiny screen stencil and Quick Quotes Blue Jean chalking inks around the colored image.  I die cut the edges using Gina Marie Designs Wonky Stitched Rectangle die.  I also used the same die on a matching solid blue paper to use as a matting.  I layered the mat and image on a coordinating green card base, then added the sentiment from the same package.  For the finishing touch I added a royal blue string with a frog charm.

Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to click HERE to go over to Polka Dot Orchard to purchase this digi set and view many other items.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not JustScraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards and other crafting items.

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Serving a Risen Savior,

Copics Used:
 Skin: E50-55, R30, R01,  Glove: B26, B24, B29, Frog: YG01, YG03

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  1. This is such a cute card and what a great idea to add the frog charm. So cute. [Bunny]

  2. thanks for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge with this fun card,love the image and your colouring

  3. Oh my gosh, I adore the image and so beautifully colored. Great layout and love the charm, perfect addition! So glad you joined us for our Friendship Challenge at Creative Knockouts!

  4. A beautifully coloured image love the addition frog great sentiment and a beautiful card
    Babs x

  5. The card is so beautiful. Your coloring is gorgeous. The glove looks real! I like how you tie all the pieces together with the twine and frog.

  6. Oh what a gorgeous image and so beautifully presented Pam - love this sweet 'little boy' card :)
    Stay safe

  7. Oh yes. This is definitely a boy card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x