Thursday, January 7, 2010

such a deer reflection...

Welcome to my day over on the 365 Cards blog!

You really need to pop over to the 365 Cards blog...there is a new fresh look to the site that is super fun & adorable!

365 Cards

Pam's challenge:

This is similar to an old challenge that called for symmetry, but I want this to be a reflection of a stamped image, and the whole card doesn't have to be symmetrical.

For some reason, this was a real challenge for me...I tell you, I went through and rejected a bunch of different cards..oy..then a light bulb went off...I have these A Muse sky blue band cards that I bought from a certain someone named Tami:)...hey sista!!!!

I'm embarrassed to say that this is the first time I've inked up this sweet Stampin' Up deer...


I thought it would be the perfect image to use for this challenge...I have a thin line of glitter in between the deer and the 'water'...I'm hoping it looks like the sweet deer is on ice...hopefully I've succeeded?

I use Splitcoaststampers as a great resource for techniques...Beate is a super star...check out her tut on the Reflection Technique. I'm a ginormous fan of my stamp-a-ma-jig {I seriously never stamp without it!!!} and used the plastic sheet that came with that to do my reflection image.

I love being challenged...it's great to get to a point when you are satisfied with the end result..I was going to stamp a sentiment in the lower right hand corner but I didn't disrupt the image, kwim?

Okay, show me what you've got ladies...can't wait to see your cards!!!!

52 comments:

  1. This is PERFECT! What a clever idea to make a reflection of the dear on the water! You definitely succeeded!!

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  2. Sooo cute! So simple and yet it says everything! x

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  3. Amy I LOVE THIS ONE!
    It is a perfect beauty!

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  4. WOW Amy how did you do this, it is absolutely amazing!

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  5. It looks really great Amy! That glitter bit really does make the deer look like it's on ice! :)

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  6. Great card, Amy!! Love this cute deer!

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  7. Love it. So clean and crisp and yes it does look like ice.

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  8. oh, love it Amy! This card is so gorgeous!!!!

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  9. Cute as cute can be! Such a sweet little card!

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  10. Amy this is simply stunning... love it. Going to go check out the 365 day blog now.... Congrats

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  11. Holy smokes! This is incredible looking. Way to rock it lady!!

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  12. Wow!!! I have never seen anything like this before!!! Stunning!!!

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  13. Wahoo! I love how you made such a simple and elegant card, when I know it wasn't that easy to do! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the glitter to represent ice. It makes me think of Bambi's ice skating adventure. WELL DONE!

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  14. That is perfect!~ I love how it came out. ITs hard to believe you've never inked up that stamp. Its a cute one!

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  15. Oh m'gosh! I LOVE this Amy! So simple, so crisp, so cute and such a way cool technique!

    (-: Heidi

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  16. amy this is perfect!! thanks for the link as i have no clue how to do this challenge.

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  17. wonderful clean crisp card Amy - love the 'reflection' and the shimmer!

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  18. Wow Amy, this is incredible! So clever and simply gorgeous!

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  19. this is so awesome! I love how you did this reflection! the deer is so cute too! love this card =) I would love to try this! TFS and have a great weekend!

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  20. You accomplished what you were going for. This is adorable. I think the glitter was a fab idea.

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  21. This is darling! You did awesome at that technique.

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  22. Oh this is great Amy! I think you nailed it!! It is perfect and yes... what a perfect image to use!

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  23. Amy, Wow! This is SO realistic looking. You my "DEER" did an absolutely amazing job. I'll seriously impressed, I'll tell you!! ♥♥ Kay

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  24. Beautiful card! Reflection is a great challenge.

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  25. Amy you so rocked this, just fabu!!!

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  26. wow! this is so nest, Amy!! fabulous design!! i love it!! =)

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  27. This is darling Amy! I love that cute little deer! Great job giving him a reflection!

    ♥Lea

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  28. i am so puzzled as to how you did this! newbie me....... i LOVE it!! and HOW can you NOT have inked that cutie deer til now?
    as soon as you get all the deets on your travel stuff for CHA, LMK ok? flying in a day early is what day??

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  29. WOOOW, what a beautiful and cute card Amy!! Love it!!

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  30. Good gosh, I haven't done that technique since 2004? I learned it from my SU lady back in the days. Very cute! Love the simple design!

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  31. this is pure brilliance. you did a wonderful job. flawless technique and such a cute deer!

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  32. This is so adorable! I love it (sorry that I cheated a little on this one... I just had to...LOL)

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  33. Oh this is a wonderful card Amy!! You did a GREAT job!!: )

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  34. this is so different and so creative. to say nothing of beautiful! **clapping** Joan B

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  35. so so so so cute! great card and really hard challenge!

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  36. HOLY FREAKIN' MACKERAL!!!
    (that's new jersian for, "oh my goodness, i am shocked and impressed by the glorious wonderousness of your work!) :)

    duuuuuuuuuuude!!!!!!!!!!
    (that's more californian, but essentially expresses the same emotions.)

    YOWZA, missus!
    (that's laurenese for, "wow...i realllly wish *I* had made THAT CARD!!!")

    ♥♥♥♥♥

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  37. What a simple, yet dramatic card!! I love how you have done the reflection....I have the stamp-a-ma-jig and I have never used it before, either. I may have to break that baby out and follow the link to try out this technique. Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs,
    Amy ♥

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  38. Simply Brill!

    I love the reflection! I picked up some new little poppy stamps this week. those little gnomes or whatever they are so stinkn cute!
    R

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  39. Your reflection looks perfect, Amy!! That deer is so sweet, and I love how clean this is!!

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  40. this is sick as my 17 year old nephew says (meaning a good thing). You are brillant and I am commenter number 50. wow. I have missed you and haven't blogged in one month.

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  41. fabulissimo! Is that a word? You know what I mean! lol

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  42. This is too stinkin' cute! I love it! :)

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Cheers,
~amy~