Saturday, June 26, 2010

Two Cards for Connor

When I saw this fabulous character from Simply Betty Stamps, I just knew I had to have him!  His name is Miller, but he reminds me of my BFF's 13-year-old son Connor.  PLUS--the Miller stamp comes with a lizard stamp AND the real Connor has a bearded dragon lizard for a pet, so it was meant to be!  And BTW--Simply Betty Stamps is having an amazing sale this week, so check them out!

 My first card uses a sketch from Card Positioning Systems--CPS 172.  Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

I'm also entering this card in another challenge--Fun with Shapes and More.  Their challenge was to use anything punched--my circles--and distressing.  I scissor distressed the white cardstock and the patterned paper.  Then I used a sponge dauber and black ink to distress the edges of the brown and white cardstock.  I really like scissor distressing on cards for boys--it just adds that extra "messiness"--lol!

My second card uses Sketch 62 from The Sweet Stop

And here's my take on this one:

Both cards are made with the Max and Whiskers paper from Basic Grey--I LOVE the colors of this paper, and even though I'm not crazy about the pet theme, I bought it with these stamps in mind.  I thought it would work well for masculine cards AND for beach layouts.  Miller is colored with Copic markers except for his hair.  I had to use Tombow watercolor markers for his hair because I am just beginning to collect Copics, and none of my browns were dark enough!  I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sew Many Cards--Anything Goes!


  1. Very fun!!! Thanks for playing along with The Sweet Stop!

  2. WOW awesome cards Toni! I am going to put the top one on the blog to showcase it! Thank you for sharing!


  3. Fabulous male card! Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  4. SUPER CUTE!! Love the colors!!! TFS at SMC!

  5. Great card! I LOVE those papers!

  6. I just saw your post on Sweet Stop and I recognized the name, wasn't sure from where....I'm on the same team as you for CTMH ;-)) Anyways, so cute and you did a great job with the hair without using copics on it!!

    Tracy Valure