Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I made this for our neighbors sons first birthday this w/e! How fun! He is SOOOOO cute...kinda makes me want another...SPEW! I am taking Julie Ebersole's Simply Great Card Design course (why aren't you?) and the assignments are really great at helping me hone in on what I'm trying to accomplish with the cards I make. I am one of those simple designers...making an amazing, layered, complex piece of art is just way above me so I am thinking I am going to stop trying to force myself into a style that does not feel right as much as I might want it to be. Familiar to anyone or am I completely alone in this *quest*?? Anyway, this is meant for a one year old birthday for a tiny boy, so I thought a mix of primary and pastel colors might make sense. I cuttlebugged the dino skin using the reptilian folder (don't know what it's really called...) so add texture to an otherwise flat card and also to add a punch of color in the midst of all the pastels. I am especially liking the gingham ribbon and little cupcake! Now that the big rush of CHA is winding down, I am intent on finding a few minutes to create at least once or twice a week. It stinks to have so much cool stuff and no time to play with it...hmmpf.

12 comments:

Shannan Teubner said...

This is awesome, Kim!!

christie said...

This is so cute Kim - I love that red dino!!

Laura said...

oh goodness, that dino is WAY too cute!!!! :)

Lisa V said...

You are definitely NOT alone in your quest! I'm taking Julie's class, too, and I am having the same problem as you.....I need simple & MY style. Great idea on embossing the dino--love that!

Becca said...

Cute card! I'm with you about card simplicity. I tried "branching out" a while back and doing more but it wasn't fun and I wasn't happy with what I created. I am also a "less is more" type of person.

Gina K. said...

I love this card! Kim you rock!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Cute, cute, cute! I'm not taking the class because I figured you can teach me everything you learn!! bawwhahahaha

gqzmommy said...

This card is adorable! I love that dino and the colors are just perfect together...I have to buy that set!!

Stampmouse said...

cute card perfect for a little boy

Carolyn King said...

Oh how cute. i love that embossed dino! Fantabulousness!

Elaine said...

Cool card for a boy! I like the image of the dino with the present.

dpkennedy said...

Very cute! and yes, I kwym....