"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dueling Darling - Round Two




Hello Friends!

Well it's that time...time for another duel. Today the card on my blog is made from a card kit I received from my dazzling teammate, Melina. I love the House Mouse image she sent in the kit.

I went to a card making club the other night and we made a card and then punched a hole in the front of the card so that just part of our image showed through. I really liked that idea and decided to implement it on my card for this duel.

I glued the polka dot designer paper from my kit onto Night of Navy cardstock. Then I punched a hole in the front of the card using my 1 3/8" circle punch. I thought the little mouse blowing out the candle was so cute and I wanted him to stand out. I added the sentiments using Old Olive ink. I adhered the mini pearls (I LOVE THOSE!!!) from my kit to my modern label punch to help the set off the smaller sentiment.

I don't know if you can tell from the picture but I added micro pearls to my cupcake and heated them to get a "fluffy" look for the cupcake's frosting. Not sure I succeeded???

Thanks for looking.




13 comments:

Melina said...

Gorgeous!!!! love the peek a boo part :) and I also love the texture you put on the cupcake!

Michelle said...

Cute card! What a great layout! The texture to the frosting adds so much.

~Paola~ said...

awww Debbieeeee...this is soo stinking cuteeeeeeeeeeee!!
Love loveeee the peeking 'hole'card to pieces!!:o)
Wonderful,beautiful creation my friend!!

April said...

I love that idea and will have to steal it for a future card! Love how you used the elements of the kit!

Momcgw said...

Lildj, this card is adorable. So fun and I love the cupcake frosting...great idea..will have to remember that...it looks so real and fluffy....great job!!!

BlueInks said...

Really cute card, Deb! The layout is great - creative! The frosting on the cupcake is perfect.

Terry said...

Very cute Debbie :-) Love that you can only see a bit of the image, makes you want to open it and see the rest!!

Lorie said...

Wow! Debbie, this is wonderful! You've combines some great techniques that I'm surely going to need to CASE, and I love the cheerful paper and colors, along with the micro pearls. Beautiful job!!

Barb said...

What a sweet card Debbie--love the design of it. Way to use the kit!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Great card, Debbie! Love the punched out circle showing off this too cute house mouse image! Love your "frosting" technique...an awesome card!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! This is adorable! I love the clever peek hole... perfect! You've done such an amazing job with the kit Melina sent! I love every detail of your card!

MiamiKel said...

Holy shrimp, this is fabulous!! what a cute lil peekaboo window card - your rocked the kit this month, my friend! xox0

karen said...

Oh I just love this!
The layout and peekie hole is great!