Thursday, May 17, 2007

Birthday Lady for today's Way to Use It challenge


Hello! With my one month anniversary approaching, I am getting together Blog Candy for a giveaway! I hope to have a photo for these neat surprises up and running by this weekend. How do you win? It's simple, each comment that I have received during this first month of blogdom will go "in the hat" for a random drawing, ie. the more comments you have made the better your chances are of winning! Okay, yesterday I promised more information on the fiber paper that I used on the challenge card. The paper is made by Shizen Design . If you get a chance, take a look at their other beautiful papers. They can be purchased in large sheets, something like 22 x 30 or you can get a sampler pack with a variety of smaller pieces. Mary Elizabeth is going to a birthday party this afternoon and today's Way to Use It Challenge to make a card using a small stamped image was perfect for a 9-year-old girl's card. I stamped the little ladybug from the SAB set Very Punny onto Whisper White CS, taking care to mask away the sentiment that goes along with it. I colored the image with a Rose Red marker and highlighted the dots with a black Gelly Roll Glaze pen. Next, I got out my trusty Coluzzle and cut out the lady bug image using the 3rd circle template from the center. The scalloped flower that surrounds the ladybug is a piece of Apricot Appeal CS that I cut into a "doughnut" shape using the 3rd and 5th from the center circles of the Coluzzle template. Taking my Slit punch into the inside of the "doughnut," I,then, punched slits all around the outside. Now the fun part, I ran a pieces of 4 x 5 1/4 Cool Caribbean (boy, am I going to miss that color), Rose Red, and Apricot Appeal CS through my Cuttlebug to emboss them with the little circle flowers. The stamped image and Apricot flower were adhered to the embossed Cool Caribbean. Using the 3/4" circle punch, I cut out embossed flowers from the Rose Red and Apricot Appeal and placed them randomly on the Cool Caribbean CS, taking care to line up the same embossed images . I added a piece of ribbon from Happy Trails by K & Co., my sentiment from Hip Hip Hooray, and attached the whole thing to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Rose Red CS. A very simple card but I liked using the bright colors for this young girl's card. If you haven't tried the challenges on SCS , it is a great way to get your creativity flowing. That's all for now! Take care!

4 comments:

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Ashley B. said...

Wow! Love how you worked with these colors here. They are so bright and cheery!

beate said...

Beth, your card is gorgeous! I love your little punchout circles over the background and the fact that you cuttlebugged the entire thing!

Pootle said...

what a fun card - I have to agree with ashley.b, very bright and cheery! :)