February 14, 2011

Magical Monday - Shaped Card with Embossing or Texture

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

This week over at that Paper Cupcake's Challenge blog, Gloria Westerman brings us our challenge. She wants us to make a shaped or die cut card or use a shape or die cut and use either some embossing or texture on it. I rarely think to make shaped cards, but I always love the challenge to do it. I really should make them more often. I decided to make mine in a heart shape. I think I must have Valentines on the brain so maybe that is why I went with a heart. My heart is cut at 4 inches from my cricut machine, I so love that thing. The image is called "Wild Flower Bouquet" and was a freebie today by Paper Cupcakes over at their challenge blog that you can find here. I colored two images and put some of the flowers on pop up dots to give it some depth. I glued the bottom heart on white card stock and then cut around it with my scalloped scissors. I inked the top heart to give it some darker color around the edges. My sentiment is computer generated. The scallops that go across and behind the sentiment is a Martha Stewart punch that I cut in half and then used on both sides. I am not sure which punch it is, because it was my mom's and one day she punched a lot of them out for me to use from different punches she had; so thanks mom! I then ran some thin pink ribbon across the lines. I totally forgot to emboss or add texture so I just sent the whole top heart through my cuttlebug machine with the swiss dots folder to add some embossing. I attached the top heart to the bottom heart with a tiny white brad on the left. this allows the card to swing open revealing the inside. I then attached my bouquet and then drew the tiny bee right oh my card flying out of the flowers. I really loved how this turned out and will most likely make this card again or at least try to think "shape" every once in a while!

Well, here's to a better week this week! This past week was way to hectic with a trip to the ER with my mother-in-law in the middle of the night. A trip to med-check with my daughter from a fall down the steps. A weekend away at a basketball and cheer tournament where my daughter was vomiting all weekend long (which I believe was from you meds they put her on) and was unable to join the cheer squad all weekend long and returning home at 8:00 PM from it all. Got on the Internet around 10:00 PM to add the finishing touches to my postings on my blogs and found I couldn't access the Internet to do any of it. So I had to call the service/tech people and 2 hours later I now have access. So much for going to bed around 10:00!! So, maybe I will get there before 1:00!!

Now have a "sweet" day! And don't forget to spoil yourself with a little chocolate... (((ya know I will be looking for some chocolate a little later tomorrow when I get up!))