Sunday, February 6, 2011
Ted's Valentine Blog Challenge
Happily Ever Crafter, the challenge was to make a Valentine. The challenge though was to use your very own writing for the front sentiment and the inside sentiment. Most of us really don't like our own handwriting. That's why we use stamps! So this was a challenge to write your own sentiment! So here is my card for the challenge.
I used my Cricut Imagine and had it cut the scalloped red heart just from it's in the box shapes provided with the machine, no cartridge neccessary! Then I tried the Martha Stewart lacey boarder punch to trim around the heart. That was challenging too because as you know boarder punches only punch straight rows. What I did to curve it around the heart was to make little snips on the opposite side of the border and helped to curve a little. It's still not perfect, and I used those roses on the bottom to cover where the pieces came together. I made the roses by cutting with my scalloped scissors in a circle. Then I just used a stylus to curl it and then adhered together. I found some heart shaped buttons in my red button collection (from Archivers), and the corners are Cuttlebug's corner rounders.
The center of my heart theme was from the Inspiration Challenge from Splitcoast Stampers website where the Inspiration Challenge host places a website for all to view and when you find an object that inspires you --the challenge is to make a card from that inspiration and post the picutre from the website along with the picture of your card to show how you were inspired. Yesterday's website was: Uncommon Goods. I chose this neat metallic box. I love copper and turquoise together so I was inspired by this neat item.
The challenge was a little outside my box, but I had fun trying it! Thanks Ted, for the challenge!