Monday, February 21, 2011

caught a bug?

Hi friends!  Glad you're here!  :)  Woodware USA's challenge this week is to make a shaped card.  Hmm.  I was stumped on that  for a bit... I didn't have any pre-cut shaped cards, and I wasn't comfortable using my Nestabilities to cut a card because I've never done it before.  I went through my stamps to see if something jumped out at me for inspiration, and jump it did!  My friend has been sick with the flu for longer than she'd like, so I've been meaning to send her a get well soon card.  When I saw my Take it EZ set, I knew I would have to pull out my dusty old Cricut for the project in my head.  :)

The little guy above is from the Mini Monsters cartridge, which is intended for Halloween.  I think he can pass for a weird bug-virus guy though, right??  I used different cardstock and patterned paper scraps, and the card function to cut him out.  After I layered all the pieces, I cut out a Nestabilitie sign and stamped the only the sentiment from the bug in a jar stamp.  I used a bit of chalk ink around the sign and added some Making Memories twine to wrap around his fingers.  I put the sign on foam tape and attached it askew to make him look a little crazier.  I realized if I tied the twine to his hands like I originally wanted to, the card wouldn't open.  Good thing I realized that beforehand!  :)  

For the inside of the card, I pieced together two different stamps- the sentiment from the bed, and the image from "comfort food".  I like the look of a subtle, tone-on-tone image for the inside of the card; I'm going to have to do that more often.  :)  When I mail the card, I'll twirl the twine back around his fingers, and it'll be more of an interactive card.  I hope you like my little bug, and perhaps this will encourage you to make a shaped card and play along with our challenge this week!  Thanks for stopping by!

-Suzanne :O )

PS-  Can you tell I'm still trying to figure out the settings on my camera?! :)
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Anne said...

Brilliant Suzanne! You are so creative! Your bug monster is adorable, I love the idea and it's definitely going to bring a smile to your friend's face!! Bravo!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Your monster is adorable!!! Love the unique shape for your card.

isu.alum said...

Suzanne, this is so stinkin' cute!!! Love the "bug" and the string he's adorable!


Harriet Skelly said...

OMG Suzanne this is such an adorable and creative shaped card!! I absolutely love this - it just makes me smile!!

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