Saturday, August 25, 2012

Thank You With A Cherry Chibi


Well I'll just get right into it, the card I have to share with you today has been a bit of a pain to make. I started trying to make it on the 16th I think... and It just was not coming together. I kind of had this plan in my head before I started and It was just not coming together like I had hoped. I could have gone out and spent $20 or so and I'm sure that It would have worked, but lets get real that is not something that anyone wants to do for just one card. So instead I finally threw out my original Idea and pulled it all together in about an hour last night. I'm happy with the way that it turned out, I made this card for a challenge DT call and so I could have something to send my grandmother. So here it is, let me know what you think!

Close up!

Inside view!
So that's, that. I really like the simple, clean layout that I ended up with. There might be one or two thing that I would change If I did this card again, like just using a black card base instead of white! Including the card I ended up with 5 layers of paper on the front!
So the Image used is another Manga Chibi by Sureya, Her name is Velvet and she is based off of another image titled 'The SOLDIER or The Cook?' by Kokoroyomi. Also note that while Sureya has free images that you can use for cards or coloring projects, these images can not be used on something that you sell. However if you like her style you can head on over to Make it Crafty's store and buy some of her stamps that she has for sale!
The embossing pattern is a folder from Cuttle Bug, the ribbon is just something that I have had in my stash for a while, the cherries are a die cut from Hero Arts, and the punch with red and white is from Martha Stewart. The image and cherries were colored with Copic and a white gel pen. And finally the sentiment was made by me! And let me tell you that was not easy to do, I'll post it below for you to use if you like.
I hope that everyone is having a good weekend so far, and if you have time Sassy Studio Designs is having a blog hop today with a new release of Disney Villains! Also Whimsy Stamps is on day 4 of there August release blog hop, and they have some really cute stamps and dies for you to see!

You will have to let me know if there is trouble with downloading this. I haven't done a downloadable image before so I'm in the dark.

XoX ~Sarah
Challenges entered:


  1. Hi Sarah
    A beautiful card love the image thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  2. Fabulous card sweetie I love the clean look.......I'm not very good at doing this sort of look sadly. Love the image hun.
    Thank you so so much for your lovely comment it really means a lot & put a huge smile on my face sweetie, mmwah thank you.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

    P.S. I have a little candy on my blog if you want to take a peek & enter.

  3. I like the embossed background of your card. And the inside is very pretty too. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons and entering our DT call! Good luck! xx

  4. Awww this is so sweet, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this

  5. wow this is so cute..perfect card...thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Catz this week hugs sassyxx

  6. I love the simple look and outstanding coloring hun! I wanted to stop in an say thanks for your lovely comment, really made my day! The Shape EZ template was to die for in the creation of this proj! Turned out just as I imagined it!
    Tammy Louise

  7. ooohh so beautiful. I love the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons, good luck

  8. Wonderful card,love the CAS feel and the image is adorable...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons Challenge and for entering the DT call...
    Mandy x

  9. How cute! The image looks wonderful added to your embossed BG! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  10. This is sooo cute, Sarah. I have never been that big a fan of anime characters but this one is adorable! I love the way you colored her and the embossed background adds a lot to the design. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

    Anne xx

  11. What a beautiful card! I love the way you colored the image and the simple style of your card. The inside is gorgeous too!


  12. I think all the layers are beautiful Sarah and you ended up with a great card. I know how it feels to have something in your head that just won't cooperate when you try to get it done in the real world - so frustrating.
    Carol x

  13. Woo Hoo! Congratulations! You were selected by as our Little Darlings Blog Hop winner.. You get to choose any THREE character stamps our your choice from our collections (Saturated Canary and From the Hollow) PLUS you get to choose 1 sentiment set from this hop "Vintage Sentiments LOVE" or "Vintage Sentiments "Enchanted Wishes"... Head over to the Inspiration blog to peek at these collections again to make your choices and then contactPlease contact Angie at
    to claim your prize.Include your choice of 3 character stamps, 1 sentiment set
    and full name and address.
    Here is the link to the post so you can check out the collection again...