Hang in there!

I've had a couple of extremely stressful weeks of late and this card was the perfect pick me up to create!  I am so thankful that Laurie had me create this card with her gorgeous little Quirky Possum from Doodle Pantry - not only was it fitting, but it kept my mind busy on creating and off other worries.

First up I created this card using a Mojo Monday sketch #229.  I chose some light green patterned paper for the strips at the back (which I made differing widges).  Then I chose some paper that reminded me of stars at night (which is when possums come out to play!).  I distressed the edges and laid that on the strips.  The stamp I printed in colour and made quite large, this was also distressed around the edges and then laid on top of the blue paper.  I wrapped a piece of green ribbon and added a ribbon.  The leaves - which I love came from my dear Sassy Babe Rhonda.  These actually cover little leaves that are part of the stamp.  They're already quite curved so I hot glued them to the card to keep their shape.  I then added some "snow".

Now for the little possum - she's holding a little flower which I glossed up so it had a wet shine.  I simply made some gentle cuts around her paws so that I could fold them up a little and slot the flower petals underneath so she's holding it herself.
Here you can see the shine on the petals and her little raised paws.  Lastly I added some pink fuzz to the inside of her ears and the tip of her little nose.

The sentiment is part of this digital image set and also comes with outlines and colour images plus a couple of other sentiments

So if you're in need of some cheering up - this little possum is sure to do the job!

17 comments

  1. Your card is delightful! I love that quirky possum and the flower he is holding in those little paws of his. Your starry night sky is perfect! Great creation!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  2. Oh my gosh, those leaves and the flower the possum is holding just add so much to your card. It makes it so much more life like. Great job!

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  3. HAHAHA....what a cutie!!!! And all the textures and dimensions in your card are outstanding and fun! Wow!

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  4. What a wonderful way to spruce up a digital image, it's fantastic!

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  5. What a great pick-me-up kind of card Sarah! You and Laurie have taken a creature that I am totally afraid of and made her lovable! The details that you have used make the card fabulous - and I really like that you took the time to point them out in your description. I am wondering how much I would have missed if you hadn't pointed them all out, thanks for that!

    I hope March brings a much happier month for you and your family.

    Lisa

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  6. Awe, now this is a very adorable card!! Love it~

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  7. Isn't this cute? And how clever to cut around her paws so she can hold a flower.

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  8. Wow, how gorgeous!!! Love all your wonderful details, they are pure perfection!

    Linda

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  9. Wow, love this card, love the flower she is holding and the 'added snow'. Delightful!

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  10. Wowzers! This is amazing. Gorgeous everything!!! Love the addition of the flowers and leaves; your fabulous design; and starry sky background.

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  11. Oh Sarah, so things have been stressful for you. glad you could escape even just for a few minutes! Your card is just totally adorable!! Love that he is holding a flower - great creativity girl!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  12. I LOVE the flower and leaf on the card Sarah! Talk about creative, awesome card!

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  13. Fabulous job Sarah! I love the leaves and a bit of snow you added..Great job :) Welcome to the team.

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  14. Well, this card put a BIG smile on my face! How wonderful!

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  15. Sarah, first I am sorry you have been having a rough few weeks, I can sympathize with you. But your creativity in this one just blows me away. I love the added snow and flower, way to create out of the box....
    hugs....

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  16. wow! really sweet card you made here! love it! you sure are good with craft supplies! ;) hugs, heatherlynn

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  17. Sarah
    This is so cute
    LOVE the little paw thing!!
    Gonna have to use it
    Thanks so much for your inspiration
    Hugs
    Lorianna

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Thanks for leaving me some love! xoxo