Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Yes, it's a (kinda) round card

When I saw this sketch challenge on SCS, I decided that I really needed to do it! It's not often that I try something really different, and this is definitely out-of-the-box for me. I combined it with this weeks color combination of Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate and Taken with Teal. It's a very unusual color combo, but I like it. I made the card base by first making a standard card base and wheeling the Whimsy jumbo wheel over it in Tempting Turquoise. (It shows up better IRL.) Then I flipped the card over and traced around a CD on the back; I put one edge of the CD almost at the very edge of the card so I could get a good-sized card out of it. Then I just cut it out with scissors. As I added each layer to the card, I just trimmed around the edge of the round card base. Helpful tip: When trimming off a layer that hangs over the edge of the card, hold the card so the card base is on top and the overhanging layer is on the bottom. It's much easier to follow the edge of the card that way. (I hope that makes sense! Otherwise, it's not helpful at all!)
I used the Coluzzle to cut out the 2 larger circles. Then I stamped the tulips, making sure I kept them to one side so they wouldn't get cut off. I used the corner rounder punch with the guard removed to make the scalloped edge on the pomegranate circle.
On a blogging note, some people have been having trouble commenting, so I removed comment moderation but left on the thing where you have to type in the scratchy, wavy letters. I'm hoping that will help. Remember, when I get 1000 hits, I will have a giveaway, and I'm open to suggestions!

Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Whimsy jumbo wheel; Paper: Naturals White, Taken with Teal, Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate; Ink: Tempting Turquoise jumbo cartridge, Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, Taken with Teal; Accessories: Coluzzle, corner rounder punch, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8" circle punches, gold elastic cord


Cindy Beach said...

Jana, this is so cute!
I love how you put the Be Happy text into the top of the circle. Great card!

Pat Hardeman said...

I really like this card now that I have seen it. Will try to make my version of it sometime in the near future.

Ijsbeer said...

Love this card!

Anonymous said...

Great card, I bought a compass to make a circle never thought about a CD, you are the one
Sue Malafa