Seally Me!

Hello friends!  I hope that you’ve had a great weekend!  The temps actually got up high enough that I was able to take a nice walk Sunday!  Then of course since it’s February, Mother Nature says we will be getting several inches of snow today!  For some reason this month seems really long, so I’m ready to move along to March! LOL!

You may have noticed a little updating that I’ve done on my blog.  I like this format better as the photos are larger along with the font and I changed up my blog header as well…hopefully this makes things more “visually appealing”! 🙂

Since we are still getting snow, I thought it would be a great time to pull out this adorable “Seally for You” Pairables digi set from Digi Doodle Studios and make some cards:

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For my first card, I’ve arranged the images from the set and printed it out.  You may recognize the balloon floating in the air which is another digital image that came from the DDS Little Ones Pairables set.  (So don’t forget that you can always mix sets together to come up with some really fun scenes!)

To finish out the scene, I’ve used some masking paper and ripped up pieces of scrap paper to create the “hills” in the background along with the “water” that the seal is taking a ride on over a piece of ice.  I used some blender brushes to blend the colors for the background.

I’ve used some liquid glue around the edges of this panel and covered it with some glitter.  I printed out the sentiment from the set separately over a piece of colored cardstock and cut it out for the banner.

Since I was trying to keep this a “wintry” style card, I kept the colors more blue and purple.  I found some fun papers in my stash that worked for a fun birthday theme and then I used an embossing folder and embossed that strip of Prism paper in the center that I’ve placed the ribbon over and added the bow.  Lastly, I’ve added the heart sequins and covered the balloon and ice images with a glitter brush pen.

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Here’s a closer look at the coloring on this cute little seal as well as all of the shimmer and sparkle everywhere!  I’ve used a white gel pen for his cheeks, eyes and for lines on the water.

“Seally Me”….I’m always forgetting a birthday here and there!  LOL!  Which I guess is why I’ve decided to create another card:

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For this card, I’ve kept it pretty much the same in a more simplified way with less layers and details.

As you can see, I’ve printed out the scene panel with just the seal on the ice platform and then I’ve used blender brushes here again to just give the “water” a bit of color that fades out towards the center of the panel.  I printed out the “icebergs” and sentiment separately and then cut them out to place over the design.

I’ve also used a MFT balloon die to cut out with black and turquoise glitter paper and popped that up along with the “icebergs” over the panel.  Lastly I’ve added some sequins.

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Here’s a closer view of the coloring on this seal.  I’ve kept him the same colors, but for this one, it’s a bit softer in tones.  Again, I’ve used a white gel pen for this cheeks, eyes and water as well as a glitter brush pen over the icebergs and ice platform.

I honestly am not sure which one I like better than the other, but that seal is cute regardless and that face might help me “get away” with being late for a birthday when I send it along! LOL!

Really hope that you’ve enjoyed my cards or have been inspired in some way!  Still struggling with no MOJO, but trying to work through it and hopefully it’ll miss me and want to come back soon!  Until then, I will keep trying to create through it.

Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!

Here’s the Pairables Digi stamp sets that I’ve used on my creations today, so click on them to view/purchase in the store:

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Challenges I’d like to enter:

  1.  Di’s Digi Challenge – Use a Digi Image
  2. Papercraft– #55 Winter Fun
  3. Createful Heart Design – #17 Anything Goes
  4. Jan’s Digi Stamps– #8 Anything Goes
  5. The House That Stamps Built – F1920 Winter Color Palettef1920
  6. Aud Sentiments – #245 Anything Goes + Sentiment
  7. Penny’s Paper-Crafty – #465 Anything Goes

31 thoughts on “Seally Me!

  1. Both cards are super cute and how could you choose between the adorable little seal Vicki. Wonderful scene making and fabulous cards. Loving the new look blog…

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  2. Awww . . . these are so adorable!!! What a cute seal and I definitely need this set as I am ALWAYS sending birthday cards late! They are both fabulous, but I definitely like the first one better with all the awesome layers and the sparkle from the glitter!! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and Di’s Digi Designs.

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  3. Seally is absolutely precious, Vicki! Your soft colors and darling ice sheet he is perched on are even more sweet. How clever to use the glitter tinsel as a border, too! Both cards are delightful, my friend. LOVE the new look of your blog. Looks very professional, and yet lots of fun. The smiles are perfect for your blog name, LOL Stay warm! We had frost, and then back up to the 80s and now we are expecting frost again in a few days. This yo-yo’ing is annoying LOL I’m sure the farmers are going crazy! hugs, de

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  4. Golly…these are adorable! Seally adorable! I think this little critter is so sweet, and love both cards. If I had to choose (thank goodness I don’t have to), my fave would be number two. What a beautifully simple design, my friend…loving the white space! Thanks so much for joining us at The House That Stamps Built!

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  5. Two cuties cards, The stamps are so absolutely adorables. Vicki, you married beautiful colors and things for making these cards. Bravo !!!

    Have a nice day, see you my friend. 😉

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  6. Simply put adorable – both cards are just too cute. I think I like the first one as my #1 choice but I don’t have to choose so I love them both. Love the glitter around the frame of the first card – and love the sentiment. I try not to be late on birthdays but sometimes they just slip by. Thanks for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built challenge. Hpefully this will be the last “big snow”. February has been a long month

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  7. What an adorable pair of belated birthday cards you’ve made! I love your beautiful coloring and designs on both cards, and the face on that seal is just precious. Loving the new blog design too, and it’s so much easier having comments at the bottom of a post instead of having to scroll back up after reading! Love the bigger photos and well – just everything. I should really learn how to update mine one day too 🙂

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  8. My first thought was : your page has changed! It looks great.

    And I can’t honestly say which card I like better. I do like CAS cards, but all your extras on the first card always inspires me to go beyond simple (I don’t always succeed but it gets my mind going). The mountains in the first card are way impressive. And I love the way you color your icebergs! It has dimension, not just an outline shadow. Really love this set and the otter set!

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  9. How adorable is Seally. You have added so many amazing and sparkly elements here and oh so hills and icebergs. Of course the colouring of Seally is aaaaaaamazing. Love them both and your new look blog.

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  10. Awe Vicki…. Both cards are absolutely adorable! Beautifully colored and arranged with gorgeous coordinating papers. Thank you for sharing your fabulous creations with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge and playing along. Happy Crafting and Good Luck!
    Hugs,
    Jan
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)

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  11. What an adorable seal,and I love the cute cards you created with him! Beautiful colors, and such fun sentiments too! Thanks for playing along at The House That Stamps Built!

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