Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Challenge Card and a Way out Card!

Made you look didn't I :) The first card I am going to post is a card I created for Donna's Sketch Challenge on StampTV this week. I turned the sketch on it's side to fit the way I wanted to card to turn out. What do you think?

I had an idea for a project to make with A Charmed Life and I needed grapes for it. I found this stamp today at Michael's on sale that was exactly what I was looking for. I couldn't wait to use it so I decided to use it for Donna's challenge on StampTV.

Michael's had also just gotten in the Tim Holtz masks and embellishments, I was in heaven. I stamped the grapes onto a piece of white cardstock and colored them with copic markers. The images were to have rounded corners so I used my corner rounder punch on each layer. I then placed my mask over the side of the card and sponged with Tim Holtz Distressed ink Pine needles, and Vintage Photo. I then sponged around the rest of the edges on the main image piece and left enough white space for the sentiment that I wanted to add.

I used a piece of the Floral Elegance Digital Download Paper from GinaK Designs for the background designer paper. I used the green with circles

I knew that I wanted to use the sentiment from Melanie Muenchinger's A Charmed Life that reads, " Like fine wine, you improve with age". I added Cheers! at the bottom. The challenge sketch called for a flag on the upper corner and I wanted to add Friend there. I stamped Friend on vellum and attached that to a Tim Holtz fragment tag. It won't smudge and adds a bit of interest to that corner. I tied a sheer purple dotted swiss ribbon to the tag and melted it until curled with my heat gun.

The final element needed for the sketch challenge was two rounded pieces under the main image. I wanted to compliment my main image and not distract from it, so I added some purple highlights to my antique prima printed flowers, added a purple button tied with embroidery floss, and glued the flower to the tags. I like the way it turned out.

Are you ready for the Way Out Card!?! This would be a perfect card for a challenge to use a stamp image for something other than its intended use :)

This is the wine glass from A Charmed Life turned upside down and I drew in the feet and arms free-hand. I added googly eyes on antenna and a present charm in one hand and a cupcake charm in the other. I gave the robot/alien a big heart charm for its heart.

I made a pocket for my birthday sentiment by attaching the main image by only three sides leaving the zigzag side open for the sentiment card to slip in and out. I attached the striped triagular piece to the main image with eyelets so that I could have the side open for my sentiment pocket. The Sentiment is computer generated and attached to green cs and then mounted on white cs for stability. I punched a small hole and tied a colorful filament thread so that the sentiment could be pulled out. I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting from A Charmed Life on the white card base not covered with the striped triangle.

What little kid doesn't love robots and aliens.

I haven't made this goofy a card since Go Team! at Christmas time, I am sure you all remember that one. That card still makes me smile.

Just in case you wonder what Melanie thought of this card. I cleared its posting with her before I posted it :O

Okay Melanie, I promise no more goofy cards this month !!! :)

Thanks for looking. See you tomorrow night.



Lynn Stevens said...

O.K that way out card is too funny gave me quite a laugh when I saw it was a wine glass! bravo!!

Patti J said...

Too funny! Like them both, but I have to admit the first one didn't make me laugh!

Melanie said...

don't you know by now i like "goofy"? ;)

love the sentiment with the grapes!

Theresa said...

Cathy, this is so clever! What a fun, out of the box, idea. You are rockin' as Mel's guest designer!k