Sunday, March 18, 2012

Card Challenge

I made a challenge on Facebook on our Old Cricut Community Board. The challenge was to go to my Pinterest "Card" Board (found here: ) and find a card to create with your own spin on it. Well I didn't think it was fair to use a card from my own board. So when my friend Linda took me up on the challenge I decided I would go to her Pinterest and find a card to challenge myself with. Here is a link to the card I decided on
I've posted a photo of the card I created. I can't say it is a favorite. I'm a bit under the weather so I was sort of in a hurry to get finished and I put the bottom of the card on crooked. :-( Oh well it was too late to fix it so I will just have to live with it. I was definitely challenged with this card. I used prima flowers all over it. I love to hoard those little flowers and I never use them. This was a fun challenge and I hope to do it more often.

Thanks for looking!

Oh and P.S. Prima flowers can and will burn if you hold a rhinestone heat tool on them!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sending love your way

This stamp is from the Stampin Up set called "Ain't Love Grand" I had pretty much laid the card out when I realized that the blue paper on the bottom was taking up too much attention and needed to be broken up. My first thought was to put a strip of red paper across the middle. Then I remembered I had this ribbon. I really feel like it fits in perfectly. I used some Sakura gel pens to color in the balloon. If you have those pens then you will know what I mean when I say this card sparkles. I also used the red metallic pen on the hearts so they could be sparkly too. This is just a basic A2 size card I folded it so that it opens to the side and is long instead of tall. It needed the room. When I tilted the balloon section I thought it gave it a really good effect. As was mentioned on facebook it looks like it's in the wind. The stamp itself has a nice lean but I think it looked better with the paper tilted. I handed the card to Mike and he decided I must be tired since I put that piece on there crooked. LOL.