Saturday, February 21, 2009

A friend...or what?

So I'm enjoying my bounty of Hero Arts stamps and thought I'd make a silly card for my friend Celeste based on a recent brush with nature she had recently. (What that really means is that she found a dead raccoon under her deck!) After chatting with her online friends, several phone calls and a discussion with a poor man whose phone number is being given out as an animal removal service, the critter is finally gone. May he rest in peace.

I stamped this card using the Hero Arts Woodland Creatures and One-Line Messages sets of stamps. I used half of a sheet of paper from the DCWV Green 8 x 8 pad. It was too tall to make a card, so I folded the piece into a Z and stamped the sentiment inside. The entire thing is attached to a gray card base. I wasn't quite sure how to photograph it, but I did the best I could by clipping it closed. Details for this card are here. (I just hope his spirit doesn't come to haunt me!!)

My second card doesn't have a funky story or anything, it's just a good old card! I used bamboo from the Asian Frames set and the sentiment from the Woodland Creatures set. The two papers are new Graphic 45, and I love them. Details for this card are here.


Kristen H said...

This is a cute card. I am glad you can laugh about it with her. I love these kind of memories.


Crafty Girl Studio said...

OK, I am screaming laughing with the card for Celeste...too funny and very creative.

Beth said...

how did I miss that the racoon was a tri-fold card. very creative J!

and the bamboo turned out really pretty. i love simplicity like that with beautiful colors.

lauren bergold said...

HA!!!!!!!!! ok that raccoon card is just toooooooooo flippin' funny!!! best use of an appropriate sentiment stamp EVER!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I am never going to see raccoons in the same way again!

Love your cards!