Saturday, January 31, 2009

Whipper Snapper Cattails

I love cattails!! So when I saw Anna Wight's new Fish Friends set with these darling cattails, I actually squealed. I colored them, and the sweet dragonfly, with copics, and added a bit of glitter to the dragonfly. I then added some fun flock to the cattails, cause that's the most fun thing about them irl...their texture. The shapes are all Nestabilities (Spellbinders), and the flowers were made with Martha Stewart punches and the 5-petal flower (Stampin' Up!). The border punch is also Martha Stewart, and the tag was made with a cuttlebug die.

Supplies:
Stamps - Fish Friends (Whipper Snapper)
Paper - Neenah Natural White, Papaya Puree Dark, Buttercream (pris
matics), Chloe's Closet (Making Memories)
Ink - Vintage Sepia (Versafine), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories - Copics, Curved Rectangles Nestabi
lities (Spellbinders), Martha Stewart Punches, 5-petal and slot punch (SU), Fun Flock, glitter, Cuttlebug, sewing machine, Latte Pearls (Kaisercraft), Ribbon (Papertrey), dimensional tape

21 comments:

Gabriela said...

The first time I ever saw cattails was in Nevada somewhere between Carson City and Virginia City on my way to the Reno Air Races. It was love at first sight and I had to immediately stop on the side of the road to inspect them more closely and of course admire them. Yours are sensational.

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Fabulous card, Tosh! I love the color palette, and all the gorgeous embellishments along with a fantastic layout! Excellent job, my friend!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

LOVE IT!! Great colors, textures, and ooooh lala those punched petals and shapes!!

Kimberly said...

OH MY GOSH! I HATE you! Yes, its true. :)
Amazing card, Tosh!! Just gorgeous! I LOVE all your detail and the colors!!!! ((((HUGS))))

Joan Ervin said...

Sooo gorgeous, Tosh....I just love the stacked Nesties layers and the little cattails with the flock are sooo awesome!!! Love the layered punched flower, too....I need to invest in a little more MS!!!

Elena said...

Beautiful card! Love all the Nesties shapes you used! Cattails are so pretty!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I HAVE to remember to use my nesties on DP. I always forget to do that. It looks awesome!...and is that the most perfectly tied bow or what??!! :)

Rose Ann said...

This is so very beautiful, Tosh!! I love your cattails, and all of your Spellbinders shapes!! Your layered flower is stunning, and I love the edging!! (I have a fondness for cattails as well. They remind me of my childhood...walking down the country road to the creek.)

StampOwl said...

oh wow Tosh this is amazing ... love it

Lynda Benden said...

This is so cute Tosh! I LOVE the DP's you used. I saw those at Micheal's a few weeks ago but I DIDN'T NEED THEM!!!!! I NEED them now!!! LOL!!! Awesome card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Girl this is fab, love all the layers and details, you rock.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Ooooo---I love cattails having grown up on the bay! Love all the layers & textures--so pretty! It was an absolute honor to meet you in CA--you are a real sweetheart and I'm so glad I got to meet ya!

hugz,
Suzanne

Amy Sheffer said...

Gasp!! This is beyond fantastic!! Oh my gosh, the colors are perfect, as is the layout and all the embellishments. You amaze me!!

retiredheather said...

What a great card. I love the arrangement and the papers are fantastic. You did a wonderful job on the flower.
Hugs
Heather

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card! Love the colors and all the embellishments.

Yvonne Jackson said...

Great card and I love the colours you have used.
Hugs

conniecrafter said...

Oh it is so cute, love these colors, neat layering and framing, like the border punch and your stitching, right down to the little zig zag on the tag, you have such wonderful touches to your cards!

Ida P. Krause said...

What a gorgeous card. It's just so rich and elegant.

dpkennedy said...

I love your combination of layered shapes! This card is just wonderful-from the sweet image to the colors!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow! What an amazing layout!! And all those layers....YUM! Love this!!

Diane McVey said...

This is unbelievably beautiful! I just stared and stared at it! WOW * WOW * WOW * !!!! :D

 
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