Saturday, October 11, 2008
There's A New Sheriff In Town
This week at Our Creative Corner, Lynda is challenging everyone to create a card that is not square OR rectangle. Let me first say that I have never, not even once, created a circle card, but I've always wanted to. So how did I end up with overalls? I have no idea! Except that inspiration struck, and I ran with it. What I was going for was a cute "Welcome baby" card for a cousin who just had a little boy. I think this would have worked a little better with a farmer theme instead of the sheriff theme (I tried it with a bandanna and some raffia "straw" sticking out of the pocket and it was soooooo cute [and you all know I don't normally do "cute" very well]), but I couldn't come up with a clever saying for the inside. "Look what's growing on the farm," "Look what's hatched on the farm," and some other things along those lines were all I could come up with. Ideas, anyone? I'm all ears!
Be sure to visit Our Creative Corner for full details on the challenge (and one of the coolest giveaways ever!!), plus samples from the other OCC designers! [Edited to add: I totally forgot to mention we were lucky enough to score none other than Laura Fredrickson, aka scrapnextras, as our guest designer this week. Thank you, Laura, for joining us this week and doing such a beautiful project!!]
A few notes about the card: I started with a top fold standard A2-size card, then penciled in the shape of the overalls and cut them out. I sliced off the top (the fold) right along the top of the "bib" of the overalls, then used the scraps to make separate straps. The pocket is a stamp from an old, retired SU! set called Pocket Fun (though it would be easy enough to create your own pocket). The overalls are stamped with the Just Jeans background stamp (also retired), and the letters for "Liam" are stamped with Alphabits (also retired ... think it's time to purge my stamps?) and punched out with the 1/4" circle punch. To create the sheriff's badge, I punched a large star from Marigold Morning, then added More Mustard 1/4" circles and Antique Brass brads to the five points.
Don't miss my sample for this week's Sketch for You to Try right HERE!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Just Jeans, Alphabits, Pocket Fun (SU!); All In A Row and Nursery Neccessities (inside) (SU!)
Paper: Brocade Blue, Riding Hood Red, Marigold Morning, More Mustard (SU!)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Brocade Blue, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories: vintage brads, Antique Brass jumbo eyelets, Riding Hood Red double-striped ribbon, distressing tool, large star punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch, word window punch, dimensionals (SU!)
Size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" (same as standard A2)