Floating Gator Card to Say Hello this summer!

For the month of May, Crafting By Designs Anything Goes Challenge is starting today!

When I saw this gator, I immediately thought of the mascot of my alma mater Allegheny College. And he looks super relaxed and already in summer mode — perhaps early senioritis?

So with this gator, I wanted to create a card to send to one of my best friends, who I met there an uncounted number of years ago. She’s always there for me, and for those times when we are both too busy to have a long call or get together, I like to send her a surprise card in the mail.

floating gator card

This gator stamp is from our sponsor, QKR Stampede, who is offering a prize of 3 free digi stamps for the winner of our challenge!

How perfect is this gator card to usher in those good summer feelings?

So go ahead — create something and enter it for a chance to win! And then take the time to relax and float down a lazy river.


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If you’re curious on how to use digital stamps, check out this useful guide. It’ll guide you through the steps to use digis alongside your other favorite stamps and papercrafting supplies.

I’m playing along with the Just Add Ink Color Challenge #454 and the Dare 2B Artzy Challenge (add an animal).

Thanks for checking out today’s fun card. If you liked it, I’d love it if you let me know in a comment below! Happy Crafting!

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8 Responses

  1. Hahaha – what a funny little guy! He really made me smile and looks so happy himself. Chantell Just Add Ink

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      Thanks! I’m so happy to hear he made you smile. Makes me wanna find a lazy river lol

  2. Robyn says:

    I really like the embossed water. Also, your colors really make this card pop!

  3. Jan M says:

    Such an adorable gator, Laura! I love how you’ve coloured him and how he pops against the deep sea background. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. Tasha says:

    Fun card; love the gator image!
    Thanks for joining the Dare 2B Artzy April Challenge! -Tasha ☺

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