Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Ants Go Marching

I was messing about with my Cuddlebug and discovered I could emboss paper with a piece of plastic canvas (sandwich A plate, B plate, plastic canvas, paper, Spellbinder’s rubber mat, B plate), so then I designed a card for this week’s Stampin’ Sisters in Christ challenge using an ant (Rubber Stampede) and watermelon (Posh) for summer birthdays or as an invitation to a barbeque. I cut several pieces of plastic canvas to fit an A2 card and made this one slightly smaller for the inside, so I could showcase the ants marching around the outside of my card, then colored the embossed image with a fingertip sponge. Engage your imagination, pretend it’s a picnic tablecloth. Of course, then I had to add a few flyspecks (Stampin’ Up) to the background as well! *smile* The scallop lace and border around the sentiment (Hero Arts) are by Stampin’ Up. And I pleated my paper with my Score-it Mini!


  1. Wonderful card. What a great idea using the plastic mesh in your cuttlebug. Those ants are too cute around the edge too.

  2. What a great idea, Dolores! Cute card! Thanks for sharing...what did we ever do before Cuttlebugs??? lol

  3. Hello Rush'd Lady - what a fun card! I love your plastic - what a fab way to recycle! Adorable image and fabulous details! Love it! Thank you for joining us for the Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we love to see you!! Thank you for your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  4. wow, how cool is this, I adore little ants, but not at the the colored watermelon...hope your day is fantastic!

    enjoy *~*

  5. This is an adorable card and I love your marching ants...reminds me of that song, "the ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah!" Very creative with the mesh, too!! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week! We appreciate your participation!

  6. cute card!
    you asked on my blog the other day re funny sized envelopes. here in the UK i tend to buy them on ebay. there are quite a few sellers and i'm sure there are loads on US ebay!
    i've also bought them directly from papermill shops.
    kathleen mc xx

    <a href=">MY BLOG</a>

  7. What a great Idea, love the colour combo and melon. Kim

  8. Thanks for you kind comment on my blog!

    Pop over to see a new vintage challenge blog It's all about the vintage. We have some yammy blog candy to offer on the whole August.

    See you there!

    Hugs, Sande xxx

  9. Just wanted to thank you for the detailed but easy-to-follow instructions for crocheting together greeting card -- I went to several websites but they all 'skipped over' the single-crochet part of the pattern. Thank you again!

  10. Fabulous card and how clever you are! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and the nice comment you left for me.


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