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>> Monday, July 12, 2010

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

I hope your week is off to a great start!
This was a fun card to make. I had it all planned out, then realized that the greeting I wanted to use just didn't want to fit as one image. After splitting it in two parts, I played around with the second part until I decided the only way to make it work was to make it pull tag. The top picture shows the closed view, the bottom picture shows it with the tag pulled out. I attached a string to the end you can't see so that it won't come completely out. When I attached the oval layers, I left the center part open so the tag could slide in and out. I masked the edges on my sentiment tags and sponged the insides pink.

The otters were stamped, die cut, masked and the sky and water were sponged in. I used markers to add a little more color. Since my otters are sisters, I made tiny little pink bows for them. The teal background was stamped using Vicki's versatile background and I stamped it both horizontally and vertically.

As I was working on this, I kept thinking of my sister and one of many funny stories of growing up. My sis and I are almost exactly 2 yrs apart so we shared a room. Worked fine until we hit the teen yrs. She used to "borrow" my clothes constantly. It got so bad, I finally started hiding the clothes I wanted to keep away from her, under my bed. I've always been several inches taller with much longer limbs. She'd just roll up the sleeves or pants on my stuff, but if I wore hers, they looked like high waters. One day we got into an argument about something and did the "draw the line down the middle of the room" sister thing, you stay on your side, me on mine. (Yeah, like y'all never did that!)
So she's sitting on her bed looking really pleased so I ask "What?"

"Oh nothing. But the closet is on MY side."
I laugh. "That's ok because MY clothes are under MY bed." I swear there was smoke coming from her head. I look around, then I really start laughing.
"What?" she snaps.
"Oh nothing. It's just that the door out of here is on MY side." Yeah, that was sweet!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!

stamps: Otters,
So Lucky Best Sister Greeting, Vicki's Versatile Backgroundpaper: white, marbled pink, turquoise, cobaltink: permanent black, teal, baby blue, baby pink,accessories: Spellbinders classic oval & tag dies, border punch, word window punch, vines embossing folder, narrow pink ribbon, markers


jonim52 said...

What a wonderful card and story. Love the pull tab.

Karin said...

Such a cute card and I love how you made the sentiment work for this image :) Great story too!

kinderdi said...

Great card! Love the pull tab idea! Cute sister story, too!

Tammylee said...

Very cute card, love this new image!

Jennifer E. said...

So lucky, and oh so cute! Love all the detail you put in this card, and the pull tab was such a clever idea!

Tanya said...

Awww, so sweet! Love the pull tag

Sue said...

Genius on the pull tag, not so good with the story - you told her where your good clothes were :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how cute Julie!! Love the seals and the pull tag!! Great details!!

Dee said...

Oh those seals are the cutest. And cute story, I was an only child so I didn't have to deal with that.

bernietom47 said...

To cute both the card and the story.

Sue said...

I forgot to mention how much I love the bows!

Whisk Woman said...

Otters are cute, and I just love that background stamp!

Jenny said...

Sooo cute, love this. Great colors. PRETTY!! :) :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Julie this is totally adorable.

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