Thursday, February 11, 2010

Soft Pencil Thursday

This week we were challenged to make a "Spring" Card (tutorial on SCS) along with the image Be Mine
I had never made a "Spring" card before, so although it was a bit of a challenge for me this week it was also fun to try something different.  I printed the image on DP and then printed it again twice on white cardstock.  Michu was cut out and paper pieced onto the DP.  I added stitching for his whiskers with DMC floss and then put his paws (which were again cut out) on with dimensionals.  The red DP was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and then sanded so the white came through.  I really like how this turned out.       

Be sure to visit the rest of the DT (links are on the left side) as I know they will have some wonderful eye candy to share with you as well.  We'd love to have you join in on our challenges over at Paper Craft Planet ~ they are every Saturday and you still have until tomorrow night to get in on the current challenge where the lucky winner will receive a $10 voucher to the store.

Be sure to visit the Soft Pencil store to pick up those last minute Valentine's Day images!

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
Dare You to Digi Stamp - Hearts/Valentine's
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Hearts 
Raise the Bar - "Heart to Heart Talk" - use hearts
Stamp Something - Love Somethings
Stampin for the Weekend- Valentine's Themed
Bee Crafty - "Romance"
Crazy 4 Challenges - "Be My Valentine"
Die Cut Dreams - Have a Heart
Pile It On - To the one you love
Stamp with Fun - Hearts
Crafty Cardmakers - Digital Delights - use something digital (image)
Creative Inspirations - Valentine - Red and Black
Digital Ink - Valentine's
Incy Wincy - Pink or Red and Black
Double Dutch - Make a Valentine
Little Paper Shop - Red, Black and White
Gingersnap Creations Chestnut GC41 - Romance
The Pink Elephant - "Mushy Gushy Valentine"
Creative Card Crew - Valentine's
Die Cuts R Us - "Love"
Digital Tuesdays- "All About the Animals"
Everybody Art Challenge - Valentine
My Time to Craft - Hearts and Kisses
Easy Craft Projects - "Valentine's Theme for a Man
Dancing in Pajamas - Week 2 Paper Piecing
Tuesday Taggers - Love is all Around
ABC Challenge - N is for New - image and technique
Creative Inspirations - "Anyone for Leftovers" - use leftover papers (Christmas DP pieces)
Simon Says Stamp - "Love"
Delightful Sketches and Challenges - Love

Have a wonderful day :)

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Be Mine - Soft Pencil (digi image)  
Ink/Coloring:  Copics (T0, T2, R21)
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP - Provo Craft (Christmas Stack)
Embellishments:  DMC Embroidery Floss
Tools:  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Swiss Dots); Sanding Block; Dimensionals; Martha Stewart Border Punch


Mia said...

Very classy! Love the red, black & white combo. Awesome job! :-)

sam said...

so cute! thanks for joining us at PIO!

angel4031 said...

Gorgoeus thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations xx

Mummylade said...

Cute card and lovely folding. so glad you joined the SFTW and DCD challenges this time and good luck.

Lori said...

Hi Jodi ~ I love the fun polka dots! This is a very adorable card :D I've never made a spring card - it looks like it would be pretty challenging, but you've done a great job with it. Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Mrs Weyremaster said...

This is awesome, love the polka dots, and really cute image. Spring cards are one of my faves.

Thank you for joining us at Raise the Bar.


Cara said...

What a fabulous springy Valentine! Thanks for sharing your "love" with DCRU this week!!

Judy said...

Hi Jodi,

This card is FANTASTIC. I love seeing new and different things. I don't think I've ever seen anything like this in a store. This is just so cool!! The image and work you did on it is just adorable. I love the polka dots, the lace hearts. Just a great job! Thank you so very much for joining us at Digital-Ink Co. We are so tickled to have you.

Lots of love,
Judy aka M&M Designz

sam said...

Great card hun and thanks for joining us at Digital-Ink co
Sam x

Mirabelka said...

absolutely fabulous!!!!!!!

stitchy said...

Jodi, what a cute card that is, Vday is my favorite with all the reds and blacks and whites..thank for joining us at Digital-Ink Co this week, good luck on all your draws..would love to have you follow me if you not already, I'm already following you, would love to have you follow me
stitchy xx

Alex said...

so cute!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Darling Valentine!! I love the classic love colors and fabulous spring fold!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Bee Crafty, DCRU,and TPE this week!!
Sheri~Bee Crafty DT, DCRU DT, & TPE DT

Avril Ann said...

WOW Jodi, another fab card for us this week, good luck with your challenges, many thanks for playing along at ECP this week, Hugs Avril xxxx

Tam said...

Hi Jodi,

Absolutely love the image, I have that image myself and have found countless ways to make cards etc with it. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.


~*Joni said...

Jodi, this Soft Pencil image is so adorable! I love seeing this kitty on so many cards, and using a spring fold - one of my favorite techniques! Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar and DCRU this week!


Gwen said...

What a fantastic card, Jodi! This design is is your kitty image and embossing. Love that you sanded it to give a polka dot look.
So happy to have you at DCRU this week.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is so adorable and I love the "spring" fold card idea! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar ... we do hope you'll join us again next challenge!!

Kerry said...

Too stinking cute!!! Awesome!!!

Avril Ann said...

Jodi, what a fab Spring Card, and I love this image...good luck with all your challenges, many thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Pat said...

Great card, cute image and lovely papers. Thanks for joining in at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Katie said...

Cute image and great card and colors.
Thanks for Piling It On this week!

craftykitten said...

I love this card. I am a great fan of Elizabeth's images and you have used this one to perfection. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Digital Ink Co this week.
Dawn xx

Cat said...

What a gorgeous card! I am impressed with all the challenges you entered! Good luck in the draws! :)

Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at DCD.

PatR said...

Fabulous creation and thanks for joining TT this week.
Pat x

Biscuitlid said...

Fabulous creation

Thanks so much for joining us at Die Cut Dream, Bee Crafty and Creative Card Crew this week

Lisa Atha said...


Cute card! I love how you used your MS border punch at the bottom.


Lisa Atha

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at DU2DS this time. Chris :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!

Clarky J said...

Fabulous project! Thanks for joining in with our Love theme this week at Tuesday Taggers x Janet

Julie said...

Very nice, love all the polka dots!

FibreJunky said...

The spring card was a bit of a challenge for me, too, but I think I'll be making more of them. They're kind of fun! Yours came out really cute!

Anonymous said...

Adorable card! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday and EAC!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Jodi

Gorgeous spring card - must have a go at one of these. Love the cute cat. Thanks for joining us at the Digital Ink Co and good luck.

Hugs Ali x

Dawn said...

Great card, love these spring cards, thank you for joining us at Digital-Ink Co

A Little This and Alot of That said...

What a pretty card.... and i love the spring fold...just sets it off....

Thank you for playing along with Digital-Ink Co. and I look forward to seeing your creations again.


Charlene said...

Red and black is my fave all your detail. Thanks for joining us at DICO.

maxine said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week

Tammy said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Digital Ink Co

KymKreates said...

Such an adorable spring cards. Aren't they just soooo fun to make?
Thank you for joining us at Digital-Ink Co. and hope to see you again.

Cheryl said...

2 great cards,thanks for joining us at incy and creative inspirations this week hugs cheryl xxxxx

Lucy Marino Designs said...

What a fun, different card!! Thanks for joining us at Digital Ink Co.!! I think I am going to have to give this a try!!

crafty amy said...

Spring cards are a lot of fun and this is a great one and that little cat is so cute :D
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Rhonda said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Digital-Ink.

Nikki said...

That is one sharp card beautifully done :)
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki

NGCARDS said...

Lovely work! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Liz said...

Beautiful creation love the image thanks for playing with Digital ink co

Liz x

Bee said...

Fantastic card, love the design and great use of reds and spots. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)

sugar n spice said...

Awe, Jodi this is so cute, love that shape. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. hugs Suzi xx

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Super card, love the fancy fold. Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge this week and good luck.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Helen said...

Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

scrappyjan said...

love the card..
Thank you for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations. hugs, Janiel

Amber said...

So creative! Love the shape of your card!

Heather "Hev" said...

Gorgeous :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge this week :)

Wendy said...

Super cute and fabby design!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches!!

Andrea M said...

What a fabulous, different card! Fantastic job! Thanks for joining us at Pile it On!

Deanne Burton said...

Thanks for participating in the DICO challenge this week! Your card is gorgeous!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Awesome card - love the colors and the image is adorable. Isn't amazing what you can make out of leftovers? Great job on hitting so many challenges. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, Creative Card Crew and Pile it On this week!

Julie said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges again.
Julie x

Cindy said...

Another super card!! Good to see you at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

tanjaak said...

Lovely card!
hugs,Tanja SWF-team

Queenie said...

Great card and folding!!!
love the polka dot and hearts.
Thanks for joining us over at the Creative inspirations challenge and good luck.

Lisa Foster said...

OMGosh! This is the cutest thing I've ever seen! What a terrific design! Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

Pauline C said...

This is totally darling - lvoe the cute iamge and fab coloru scheme. Thanks for joining in the Creative Card Crew Challenge this time.
Pauline x

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Thanks so much for playing at Creative Card Crew this time! What an adorable creation!

Janna :)

Gunn (Merete) said...

OMG, this is so great. Love the shape of it. And the MS punch border is fab. Great papers and Image goes so well with it.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
Gunn :-D

Mandy said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations
hugs Mandy xx

Judy said...

Hi Jodi,

Congratulations for winning 1st place at the Digital-Ink Co. challenge. Your card is totally awesome, and you'll be in our next newsletter, and are now on our "Specials" page.

Great Job hun
Judy aka M&M Designz

A Little This and Alot of That said...

Congratulations at winning 1st place on Digital-Ink Co.


Vixykins said...

Fab card Jodi, I've not done a springy card before either, will have to take the plunge!

Very striking design, love it!

Thank You for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

Donna aka Lil Diva said...

Congrats on winning the digital inkco challenge this the card..feel free to follow my blog
I am now following yours x

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