Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Waving Skunk

Hi everyone! Thanks for all the nice comments and messages this week for my Diagnosis Design and Paper Smooches posts. Y'all are nice. :)

It's time for another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, and this one is a doozy. It's the second birthday and the 100th challenge. To celebrate, this week incorporates the top CFC challenges of all time, and to play, you pick one row:

I don't know if there were too many options, but I could not come up with any ideas. I must have spent two hours going through my stamps and digital files, and I decided I didn't have anything to make a card (somewhere, my husband is laughing).

But, as soon as I saw this skunk image, I got the idea for this card:

I used the row birthday-embossing-black & white.

I started off by slightly recoloring the skunk in Photoshop (he looked a little too dingy for a black and white challenge). I resized him and created the sentiment below. After printing the panel, I printed a second skunk and fussy cut him.

I wanted to add something to make him look stinky (I was thinking of Pig Pen from Snoopy). Apparently, I don't have a stinky stamp, but I used the spark marks from the BombDiggity set. Here's a close-up:

I fiished the card by put the white panel on a black card base to look like the skunk tail. Hee hee

Since this week's CAS-ual Fridays Challenge is a big one, there are a whopping 10 prizes. The winner, the VIPs, and the Contenders will each win a prize. This week's challenge is being sponsored by Ellen Hutson

and CAS-ual Fridays Stamps:

You can enter the challenge HERE.

Thanks for playing along. Have a great day!

Cardstock: (True Black) PTI
Other paper: (Premium Matte Photo Paper) OfficeMax
Clear stamp: (spark images from BombDiggity) There She Goes Stamps
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Memento
Digital images: (skunk from Mr. Campy Elements) Cosmo Cricket
Font: (MTF You Are) Miss Tiina at Sugar Hill Co.


  1. This card cracked me up! Love it!

  2. This card is fabulous Jocelyn, it made me laugh out loud, really it did (probably nothing to do with the fact that I finished night duty last night ... minimal sleep and a glass of wine.... not a good mix, or maybe it is) hugs therese

  3. Soooooooooooo cute!! LOVING that sentiment!!

  4. Such a cute card. Love the little skunk!

  5. He is so cute! I love him! Hope he doesn't get eaten by a Yeti!

  6. LOL, this is so cute! I love those little 'stinker' marks. I'd love a birthday card like this! ;)

  7. haha! cute! I have a fun skunk bday card I need to get it up on my blog!

  8. I laughed right out loud too - the sentiment is just too awesome, and the little stinky marks? Fantastic. lol!

  9. Wait, what?!? I missed a Diagnosis Design on you? I need to go find that now!!!

    Such a fun, fresh, card, BTW!

  10. hehe so so fun...thanks for the smile..

  11. this is so stinkin' cute and a perfect CAS card! Love the clean and fun look :)
    Sylvia xx

  12. Hello
    The Very nice and cute.
    Design is also quite good.
    From Japan.
    Ryoma Sakamoto.

  13. What a fun card! I know a friend who would so enjoy receiving this one.

    Love the stinker marks and white strip on the black base. You've done such a nice job carrying the sentiment through the entire card.

  14. it!
    You always crack me up and amaze me with your beautiful cards!! Thank You~

  15. This really made me lol Jocelyn! Such a fun card!!

  16. Too funny Jocelyn, he's an adorable little character :0)
    Jenny x

  17. This is awesome, Jocelyn! Love the skunk and his stink trail. :D

  18. ok seriously that is one cute skunk!

  19. This card is so clever and it makes me laugh. Love when a card can do that.


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