Friday, July 11, 2008

Dream Big!

I got the idea for this card from a t-shirt I had when I was little. It had a couple rabbits next to a carrot top with a ginormous carrot underground and the saying "May all your wildest dreams come true." As soon as I saw this Flopsey set called I'm Pullin' for You!, I knew I wanted to try that same idea on a card and here it is--->

I wanted to piece his clothing with some of this dark blue Bazzill cardstock, but didn't want all that bulk, so I took a tip from this post by Lauren Meader and ran a scrap of the cardstock through my crimper over and over until I could peel it in half. I then smoothed it out and stamped the overalls and hat portions of the stamp onto it. I really like not only that it's thinner than cardstock, but also that it's a little soft and textured, almost like fabric. Thanks for the tip Lauren!

I cut him and the carrot top out completely after coloring them in with Copics, and then drew my own carrot freehand on orange cardstock. I cut it out and then sponged a bit of distress ink all around and over the wavy lines.

The background is done with the Copic airbrush system. First I tore a post-it note to make an uneven edged mask and sprayed the sky using the chisel end. Then I used the other part of the mask and sprayed the ground, again with the chisel end. Next I took a tip from this post by Cambria Turnbow and sprayed again with the same brown marker, but this time with the brush tip, to create the speckles in the dirt. I think this is a genious idea - thanks Cami!

To finish off the card, I punched out 2 word windows and used the Papertrey Ink Simple Alphabet for the word "dream" and the Close To My Heart Sans Alphabet for the "big!"

This card will fit into a regular bill envelope, even with his ears sticking off the edge like that. Hope you like it!


  1. Absolutely amazing! This is SO cute & I loved reading about how you did everything. Great techniques! :0)

  2. This is TOTALLY adorable!! AWESOME job!!!

  3. Very cute! you are so creative!

  4. SUPER cute! I love how you did your dirt! Makes me smile! :) Thanks for the link. :)

  5. Yet another fabulous card Maureen! Your work is fabulous!

  6. I think it's great! Brilliant colouring.
    Would love to think our carrots could be that big too!


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