Double Dipper: Uru and Bird


These little gnomes make me so happy. I’m back with Uru and Bird and a double dipper with Michele.  She’s using the same stamp image today, and it’s always fun to see how different (or not!) the other person’s card turned out. Michele’s card has probably been finished for days because that’s the kind of responsible, double dipping friend that Michele is. 🙂 Here I am sliding in at the last minute with some Spica sparkle and JodyLynn ribbon goodness to dress up my happy little gnome and friend.


I’m going to do my best to mail this card off, but I learned so much while coloring him. Things like Copic R29 and R14 make up the most gorgeous shade of red – not too orange and not too pink – for the hat. Things like layering Mustard Seed, Old Paper and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks on my label for a warm distressed look,  giving the polka dots just a little pop with Glossy Accents, turning the sewing machine wheel by hand around tricky parts of a Spellbinders label so I don’t go full speed off the edge.  I don’t know if I can part with this card. 🙂

Time to worry about that later. I’ve got a little shopping to do today, a classroom party for the cutest little 2nd grader in history (who went to school in her Ms. Claus dress), swim team stuff, decorating cookies tonight with a good friend and prepping for a fabulous 4th grade Christmas party tomorrow for my most favorite 4th grader in the whole, wide world.  I’m gonna check out Michele’s cute card and swing into action. See you tomorrow!

Oh – one more thing – Thanks to all of the folks that played along with the Weekend Sketch Challenge last weekend. Super cute cards. You all seemed to enjoy the sketch as much as I did! Robin K in Hot-lanta, GA send me an email with your snail mail address. You are the winner of my Taylored Expressions give-away. 🙂 You can see Robin’s super cute sketch card here. Congratulations!

  • Stamp: Uru and Bird – Whiff of Joy 
  • Cardstock: Choice Ivory – Taylored Expressions, Patterned Paper – Stampin’ Up 
  • Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento – Tsukineko 
  • Accs: Copic Markers (R29, R14, YG11, YG93, YG95, E33, E35, W1), Glossy Accents, Ribbon – May Arts, button – not known, twine, Spica Glitter pens (red, chocolate, clear), stickles for the star

20 responses to “Double Dipper: Uru and Bird

  1. ***LOVE*** this, Lori!!! The earthy colors, sponging, stitching, glossy little circles on the shirt/dress …absolutely fabulous! (I wouldn’t part with it either!) Good luck with your to-do list! (SOME of it sounds fun!) 🙂

  2. Well, she’s definitely different from Michele’s, but JUST AS ADORABLE!! I love the layout, papers and all the sponging. Such a warm feeling card!!

  3. This one is in the category of frame-able, rather than mailable. Very cute!

  4. Ackkk! This is SOOOOO cute! Your coloring is superb… and this image couldn’t BE any cute! Love it! 🙂

  5. Love this little card – your coloring is fabulous and your distressing is top notch! I totally understand your ‘mail it or keep it’ dilemma! Thanks SO much for picking my little card as the winner for last week’s sketch challenge – I’m still in shock!!

  6. Oh my goodness… that is GORGEOUS! I love the stitching, I LOVE the shiny dots, the coloring… everything. Just GORGEOUS!

  7. I wouldn’t give it away, it is to precious. Love all the fabulous details. Also, Congrats on the Moxie Fab pick. Cath knows a great card when she sees one.

  8. Oh my goodness, girl, if this isn’t gnome goodness, I don’t know what is! Delightful, and I love your Copic and distress ink tips–stashing ’em away for future use!

    Happy Holidays, friend!

  9. Lori this is the cutest card ever! I love your shading and that image – I have to get some of those!!:)

  10. Lori, this is BEAUTIFUL! YOU ENABLER YOU!
    You’re *going* to make me buy new stamps aren’t you.

    If you need a good home for the card, I promise, I’d take very very very good care of it.

  11. Absolutely LOVE this card! Mine is inked but not colored so you’ve given me loads of inspiration! I almost cried when I let go of my drummer gnome today….so I feel your pain!

  12. What a gorgeous card! Love all the details and the colouring is exquisite!

  13. This is just as cute as can be, and your coloring is gorgeous…Lori!!

  14. Oh Lori! I think I need this adorable image now! This is the CUTEST and your coloring is AMAZING! Thanks for the tip with that combo of reds…I am totally going to try that! LOVe this!!!

  15. Oh girl…this is so whimsical feeling. Love the contrast between the greens and reds. Good tip on the red combo too…I think the right reds are the hardest to achieve!

  16. I think those new images are adorable. Love the whole card. 😉

    I wanted to wish you a merry Christmas.
    Many happy returns,

  17. Whoa!!! Lori this is gorgeous!! I just love the little shoes too! How on earth did you stitch around that Nestie??? You ROCK girl!! Just adorable!

  18. Oh my goodness!! This card just oozes warm and cozy!!! Your sponging is fabulous!! And your coloring and sewing are perfection Lori!! What a precious, precious card!! LOVE it!!!!!!

  19. This is wonderful, Lori — love the distressing and your Copic shading!

  20. Very sweet, love the coloring and all the embellies. Beautiful.

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