Ok, I know...Valentine's Day is over...why am I showing another one?! That's because these were late gifts :-( boo! Ryan got sick last wednesday so he couldn't go to school on thursday. He missed his Valentine's Day party at school. And since he only goes to preschool Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays, I didn't worry about rushing to finish them up.
Of course, the weekend got away from me, so I didn't get started on these until late monday night and finished up last night. Therefore the card design is very simple and also because I didn't want to take away from the image...
How cute is he!!! This image is called Froggy Gift and he's from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. It's an older image, but I just got him last week. When I saw him, I immediately thought of Ryan!!! He hasn't brought home any frogs yet, but I am sure it will happen one day!! LOL I thought this image would be perfect to use for his teacher's cards! They know Ryan almost better than me!
When coloring this image, I new I wanted the overalls to be blue jeans. Of course, the frog has to be green. And I made his hat and accents red because Ryan's favorite cap is a Lighting McQueen cap which is red. I had this paper from My Mind's Eye in mind (or "in my mind's eye"...sorry, that was horrible) to use for the card. But when I realized that I created a blue/green/red color combo...I wasn't too sure about it. But I think it actually worked out! Not a color combo I would have set out to make. I think it really works because of the shade of green is kind of yellowish...which makes it lean toward a combo of Primary colors...of course that would work, right?! Anyway, I am glad I stumbled on this mistake.
I used Real Red CS to create the box and added some of the DP to the panels. These were willed with Chocolates.
I wanted to point out that a lot of the High Hopes images are large. And this one is no exception. This card is a standard A2 size (5 1/2" x 4 1/4").
I think Ryan's teachers got a kick out of the card. Oh, I also wanted to point out the look on this boy's face....so much like my Ryan...how can you get mad a face like that?!
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