Friday, October 3, 2008

Brown Eyed Squirrel

When I saw this adorable little squirrel in Carolyn King's new Whimsical Autumn set, I HAD to have it. I purchased the set the morning right after the release party. Not only is the set ADORABLE, but 100% of the proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Association of Pennsylvania. Great cause! You can see the set HERE at the Gina K Designs site.

I followed Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #60. Thanks for the fun sketch, Beate! :)

My card also follows today's Limited Supplies Challenge....which was to make a card without any ribbon, brads, eyelets, bling, stickles, or primas. The only acceptable embellishment tools were paper piercing tools, punches, nesties, crimpers, markers/pens, and the cuttlebug.

My embellishments are the Ornare piercing template and piercing tool, scallop rectangle nestabilities, oval punch, and dimensionals. What's up on dimensionals?....the oval sentiment, the brown scallop rectangle, and a second squirrel that was cut out and layered over the one on the base rectangle.

The inside of the card has the same Ornare piercing along the bottom edge.

Stamps: Carolyn King Whimsical Autumn (Gina K Designs)
Paper: PTI Select White, K&Company Fall Harvest Mat Pack DP (Michael's), Chocolate Chip
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: E47 Dark Brown, E35 Chamois, E33 Sand, G99 Olive, C1 Cool Gray
Accessories: Ornare Piercing Template and Piercing Tool, SU Small Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Rectangle and Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities

You know that song, Brown Eyed Girl?? "Do you remember when we used to sing sha la la la la la la la la la la te da!" LOVE that song! Kept hearing it the whole time I was making this card....only I kept hearing it the way my husband sings it....""YOUUUUUUU my, brown eyed squirrel." LOL! Yeah, he's a goofball, but that's why I love him.

...real quick before I sign off....did you see who the Featured Cupcake Sampler is on Taylor's blog today??? It's my friend Silke (sparklegirl)!! Whooo-hooo, BIG CONGRATS, girlie!!

Hope you all enjoy your Friday!


Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Denise, LOVE the layered image and gorgeous fall colors.

See you tomorrow on the OCC! :)

Jennifer :)

Jackie Pedro said...

Adorable card, Denise! Love the plaid/gingham print paper! Great job on the LSC!!

Antje said...

I love how you did this boarder with piercing - Great idea!! Beautiful card!!

Sandy said...

Really cute card, Denise!! I love that piercing. I have an elaborate template like that from Ellen Hutson's store and I haven't used it yet ... don't ask me why because it's just a little extra sumpin' sumpin' that makes a huge difference. You are definitely the master of subtle, but wonderful touches my friend.

Boy am I chatty today or what?? Have a great weekend.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love the fall colours and the dimension on this beauty! The piercing makes me really is a fabulous look!

Newstampinaddict said...

Gorgeous! That piercing tool is a must have! Love your card really.

Louise said...

This is so cute! Love the piercing!

LeAnne said...

Love both the squirrel & tree cards, Denise! That DP is so warm & rich-looking! TFS!

Beate said...

Oh Denise, that is soooo cute! LOVE that squirrel, love the paper, love the piercing, LOVE your card!
Thanks so much for playing!
Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Lovely card Denise. Cutest little brown eyed squirrel I've ever seen!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

You're so right - that squirrel is too cute! Love the piercing on this!!

I love that song! Now I will always sing it as "brown eyed squirrel". My boys do that to me all the time...sing new lyrics to songs and then I tend to remember them that way!
hugs, Jami

Lynda Benden said...

This is just darling Denise!!! Love the colors and the piercing adds the perfect extra touch!

Fiona Whitehead said...

What a gorgeous card - I love it.

Amy Johnson said...

This is so pretty. I love the clean, fresh look. All the white, the LO, the papers, colors, and the image. Great job!

Rose Ann said...

This is so cute, Denise!! I love your squirrel, and the perfect papers to go along with him!!

Shirley said...

He is just too cute! Reminds me of one I have in my back yard~!

Jerri Kay said...

Denise this is just so adorable! I love that little squirrel, an absolutely wonderful design and perfect papers!