Thursday, March 06, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #37: Shaped Card!


I know that it's not Friday...but Friday is going to go WAY too fast so I'm posting on Thursday! It's been Lutheran Schools Week at school and everyday has been BUSY and FUN!!! Now, tomorrow night, our church is hosting a high school choir and band from Nebraska. Steve and I are having four (that's right, four!) high school boys staying the night with us following their concert. Since Steve is the pastor, we're also attending the dinner at 5:00 before the concert and then will be hosting til morning!

Anywho, here's my challenge offering! Our challenge was to make a shaped card, any shape, just not a rectangle. Easy! I went with a circle. When I decided that my Coluzzle wasn't quite as large as I wanted my card to be, I chose a bowl from the cupboard to trace. I then used my corner rounder (after removing the guard) to add the scallops. I did the top and the bottom of the card separately as the punch would only go through one layer at a time.

I used my Coluzzle to cut the white and black layers, though. Initially, I wasn't going to "scallop" these layers but after looking at the card and thinking something wasn't quite right, I added the scallops and was very pleased!

I stamped images from the Wanted stamp set on the River Rock scalloped card. I used my Signo White Gel Pen to follow a technique that fellow BC member, Anita Van Hal shared this past week called the Bandana tech. I also used the pen to add a little detail to the black layer.

Lisa Somerville used this color combo a couple of times in the past week and that was my inspiration for color. So, even members of the BC group use each other to be inspired!

Thanks for looking! I'm off to stamp a few cards that need to be ready with NO time to stamp this weekend!

Lisa

19 comments:

Lisa said...

Very pretty! Love the colors you used.

Lynn Mercurio said...

OMgosh girl...you and I must have been on a physic connection...wait until you see my card tomorrow! :) Your turned out wonderfully. Love the horse and the colors you chose.

Shona said...

Hi Lisa! Very nice card! I love that stamp set too! I live in Lincoln, Nebraska - what high school choir/band are you having? Good luck with that!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great shape card Lisa - love the colors!

Beckie said...

Great card!! Have a good Friday!

MJ said...

Great job! I love this set and the colors are perfect for it.

Barb Hardeman said...

jSo very pretty. Your colors are wow!

Basement Stamper said...

Adorable, I love how you used the scallop around the edges!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh very western!!! Love this

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

LOVE IT! Great idea to add the white detailing with the pen ... these images are just perfect for that!

Amber Porter said...

Great card! Wow, you scalloped both sides using your punch - you put a lot of work into it and it looks great!! I love those colors together too!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, all those scallops....great card!

Karen said...

very nice - love the scallop circle card!!

Claudia said...

What a great card! I love the colors - I need to try those soon too.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Lisa, I just love this!!! Just Gorgeous!!!!

Vicki

Ida said...

Nicely done. The circle card is pretty popular right now. Love the western look of yours.

Sheryl said...

Your scallops are fantastic and love the color combo!

Amanda Sewell said...

Very cute! Seriously beautiful!!!

Lori said...

Great job on the challenge--you really captured the western look here. Thanks for sharing your technique for creating a large scalloped circle.