Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Feeling a Little Closed In?

For today's card I would like to share with you a card I made for a swap challenge. The challenge was to make a card with a DUCK on it.  I selected one of the  cute images drawn by Artist Dustin Pike for Whimsy Stamps in the set You Crack Me Up.  

 After stamping the image on Neenah 110# cardstock, I used my Copic markers for coloring.  I used the Spellbinder Fancy Postage Edge die for the punched border.    With the confined feelings of quarantine so common these days, I wanted to add my own sentiment to the card, so I generated the 'Quarantine is for the ducks!' sentiment on my computer and used a small die cut for the fancy edging.   

For the card base I used a standard A2 sized white card base, and covered it with a green matting cut 1/8" smaller than the base.   I also cut an additional strip about 1 1/4" wide and the length about 4", and added this strip to the  right of the colored image. I used two strips of mini multi-stripe washi tape 'tacked' across this strip to make it look like they are holding the vertical strip on.  Lastly I added this piece to the card base to complete the card design.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.


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

Try it on Tuesday ~ Oh  So Cute  

Crafty Friends Challenge #149 ~ February 

Creative Crafting Uncles ~ Wildlife 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ~ Challenge 151   

Dream Valley ~ Challenge #241 Add Some Green  

Always Fun Challenge #201

Pam's Pearls

Copics Used:  Egg: BG49, BG09, BG57, BG53, BG72, Grass: YG00, YG01, YG13, Eyes: C1, Duck: Y15, Y19, Bill: YR27, YR23, YR68

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  1. A fun card Pam - love your sentiment :)
    Stay safe

  2. I totally get this little duck! I love the coloring you did on this card. Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again.
    ~ Donna (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  3. Perfect for our Challenge!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

  4. Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for Try it on Tuesday {My Blog}

  5. Wonderful card, with the little birdy. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, animals/birds. Hugs Ela DT

  6. A great card love that cute duck!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday, Avril x

  7. Funny image. Love it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Creative Crafting Uncles and good luck. Hope you will join us next challenge again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  8. Great idea! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Creative Crafting Uncles.