Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ketchup: noun

This all-American condiment started out as a spicy, fermented fish sauce in Malaysia.
That version, known as kÄ›chap, made its way first to Europe and then to the New World, where tomatoes eventually became the defining ingredient.
Elsewhere, ketchup retains an earlier identity. Traditional English ketchup, for example, is a pureed seasoning based on mushrooms, unripe walnuts, or oysters.
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A little stamping

A very simple card, letting the paper be my background. The sentiment is made with with 2 different stamp sets. The Happy Birthday is from CARDZ TV and the deer is from Paper Smooches, where I masked off the my and just used the deer.

I stamped the fawn out first, colored it in with distress stains and fussy cut it out, used a charcoal pencil around the edges of the card, smudged with my finger. Sprayed it with a fixative so the charcoal would not mess up the card or the fingers, when the recipient handles it.

Paper Smooches - Happy Camper stamp set
Creative Imaginations - background paper
SpectraFix - Pastel fixative


Nana said...

Beautiful. Love the colors.
Have a creative day.
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Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is just tooooo adorable! love it

Winnie said...

Wow, glad ketchup changed here and doesn't have fish sauce in it! Fun tidbit for sure! Love your dear card!! Such a sweet one, love the background too.

MaryH said...

Love this card in such soothing colors. After all the heat we've been in, this just looked 'cool'. Your little deer is so cute, and thanks for the tip about the fixative. Saw Gelli plates in the Absolutely Everything (and it really WAS!) that I visited. Thanks to you and one other blogger, I knew what this item was. Got a small one, then went back to get the larger one (I guess just in case I never see these again! Never have in our area). I'm looking to you & the other blogger to larn how to use the things!). Will be youtubing as well. Thanks for being such an inspiration. Stay cool. Hugs

Rita said...

I really love simple cards. They have a kind of elegance. Great colors! :)

Meggymay said...

This looks so sweet.
Yvonne x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, wonderful calming colours and scene . The deer looks fabulous set against your background. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Pam said...

This is such a sweet card! The colors are beautiful. Looks like the deer in the hills of North Carolina!

Katie said...

I really love the background you made on this card! It is just fabulous!

Sandy said...

How cute..

Jenny said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Sandee, i love the misty coloured backdrop for the fawn and love the play on words for your sentiment too :0)
Thanks for playing along with us at PS Sparks.
Jenny x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GIRRRRRRRRRRL-- you have GOT to teach me how you created that background! GOOOOOOOORGEOUS! WOWOWOWZA! Fabulous card:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS team!!! Hope you will play along this week for the Picture Perfect challenge:) I apologize for not leaving a comment sooner-- time flies!