1- Pond Life

By April 14, 2008General

Candice’s set, Pond Life, has so many adorable images in it.  I am anxious to get the opportunity to play with all of them!  Today I thought I would move onto the turtle!!!  I turned him into a fun dimensional focal point, and I thought you might like to know all the details!

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The shell comes in two parts, one solid image (stamped in Chartreuse Palette) and one "shell" image (stamped in Landscape Palette) that features all of the separate plates and details of a shell.  I cut out the shell right along the edge of the image.

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Followed by a nice sponging with Landscape Palette ink.  I thought this added a lot of dimension to the shell.  The turtles head, feet & tail are all separate images.  This allows you to easily interchange colors or body parts.  ( I think it would be SO cute to NOT stamp a head, like he had it pulled into his shell!  I just haven’t come up with a sentiment that makes sense yet!)  Here I have stamped his body and cut it out as well.

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A few foam dimensionals and one of the sentiments from the mini Pond Life Sentiments set brought the focal point of this card together.  I used Crystal Effects on the individual plates of the turtle’s shell as an added accent.


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Here is my finished project.  I love this little guy!  He would be appropriate on birthday cards for boys and even baby cards.  What else can you think of to do with this little turtle?

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STAMPS: Pond Life (turtle), Pond Life Sentiments (sentiment), Polka Dot Basics (background)
INK: Chartreuse & Landscape Palette inks
PAPER: green cardstocks from Prism, white cardstock from Papertrey Ink
OTHER: lemon tart grosgrain ribbon, brads from Lasting Impressions, Crystal Effects from SU!

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Stop by Debbie’s blog today to see what SHE has done with Pond Life!  Her project just might possibly the perfect Father’s Day card for you to make for your dad this year!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 30 Comments

  • 1
    ElizabethB says:

    I know this may sound odd but if you turned the shell over it looks like a nice mixing bowl (and one leg for a spoon). Before you added the sponging to the edges of the shell it looked like an army soldiers helmet. Just a few different views. 🙂 I think I am going to really like this set. I can see this turtle nestled amonst some tall grass on the edge of a pond.

  • 2
    Beth says:

    This is so… cute! When I first saw the shell I thought of a military helmet- lol! The sentiment is so… appropriate for todays hectic lifestyles! Can’t wait ’til the release!

  • 3
    Sharon says:

    This is so cute! The turtle would also be great for a belated birthday card. A possible sentiment for a turtle with his head pulled in might be something like, “When the world seems scary out there, remember you’ve got a friend!”

  • 4
    jewels says:

    Oh The things we can do to this little turtle…..I cant wait to play!!

  • 5
    Tessa says:

    Loving this little turtle! Perhaps something about slowing down and enjoy life. Be a turtle. Or slow and steady wins the race.Cute Cute Cute! I love the added crystal effects!

  • 6
    Dawn says:

    How stinkin’ cute is this!!!!! Adorable!! Can’t wait for tonight:)

  • 7
    Julie Masse says:

    So cute!! I love that turtle – looking forward to tonight! 🙂

  • 8
    CherylQuilts says:

    Love the turtle and the saying!! Hurry 4/15!

  • 9

    Oh the cuteness of it all!

  • 10
    Granna on the Go says:

    Love the tree and turtle cards! Love the dimensions! Love the color choices! Can’t wait for the release tonight!!!!! You have been a busy lady in these past weeks!

  • 11
    stacy says:

    OMG… totally adorable!!! But too cute that even my macho boy wouldn’t love it!! And… such a versatile set! Definitely on my wish-list 🙂

  • 12
    Michelle says:

    This is so cute… It would be cute to have him carrying a small gift package on his back….. Sorry My Gift is Late 🙂

  • 13
    Becky says:

    Wow! This is the sweetest little turtle I have EVER seen. You really think of every little detail Nichole! I am so inspired to add the little “extras” to all my cards today. And, I am so impressed with all the creative comments. You are all so talented and clever. Thanks for everything, Becky

  • 14
    Wendy says:

    Nicole,

    I love the turtle card. It is so adorable!

  • 15
    Shelly Kettell says:

    LOVE this little guy!

  • 16
    Bee says:

    The more I see about this set, the more I think it is a must have!♥ This little turtle is adorable… I would love him paired with tiny flowers and a sentiment like “slow down and smell the roses”.
    I love that once again, the different parts are separate, giving you the “legendary papertrey versatility”! 😉 Awesome!

  • 17
    MelissaS says:

    That turtle is so cute! I think you could flip him over and have him on his back for an “encouragement” or “get well soon” card..

    Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to see the new releases in full!

  • 18
    Katie says:

    I can’t wait for tonight! All these sets look awesome!!

  • 19
    peggy lee says:

    Another great set with incredible color combinations!! I’ve been loving all the peeks for this release!

  • 20
    Julia (Artystamper on SCS) says:

    Love the shell on this sweet turtle! Really like the rounded corners of the card too. Debbie’s duck and cat tails card is just super – I love how she colored it!

  • 21
    Sharron Gregory says:

    I just love this set and your turtle is the cutest ever. Debbie’s duck and cattails card is great also. I’m really impressed with the details on the stamps–can’t wait until tonight to see them all.

  • 22
    Judy S says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this turtle!

  • 23
    Otter says:

    Crud!! I can see my stamp account is going to be drained again tonight!!!

  • 24
    Cindy Woodbury says:

    I am going to have to buy the set with the turtle. My Grandson’s love turtle’s and this would be perfect. Can’t wait till all the excitement starts tonight.

  • 25
    Kristi G says:

    Love the turtle. That is my one year old son’s nickname. One of them anyway. Can’t wait to make a card with that cute little bugger on it.

  • 26
    Kristi G says:

    Love the turtle. That is my one year old son’s nickname. One of them anyway. Can’t wait to make a card with that cute little bugger on it.

  • 27
    Mary Duffek says:

    I am so excited about the new releases!!! They keep getting better and better…checked out Debbie Olsons card!!! Totally awesome!

  • 28
    Peggy Cain says:

    I am new to your site and I LOVE IT ALL!!!!!!! I only wish I could win the lottery so I could have it all!! keep up the great job so I can build my collection os all you goodies !!! thanks Peggy C

  • 29
    Judy Walsh says:

    How about, “Slow and steady wins the race. I knew you could do it!” First on the outside, second one inside.

    Or with no head, “Haven’t heard from you in a while. Have you been hiding?”

  • 30
    Tortues2007 says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this turtle!
    I’m a fan !!!

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