Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lily-Boo's May Challenge

Hi everyone! It's May and that means another challenge is up at Lily-Boo Too challenge blog. The challenge this month is to make a card any shape but a rectangle or square. I know some of you make shaped cards often but this is a rarity for me.
For my card I used one of the cat images from Lily-Boo's Boutique. He looks quite happy with his giant ball of yarn. I used my Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge to cut the shape of the card. I know wild card is an obvious choice for shaped cards, but they are all themed and I wanted a clean slate to work with. I cut our my image after I colored it using my scalloped edge scissors. The I inked those edges and after I glued it down to my base I added an iridescent glittered embossing powder to make it pop even more. I wrote the words "HAVE A BALL" with my Ranger perfect medium pen and then added aqua embossing powder to it.
The inside of the card is lined with circles that are shaped like gears that I cut with my Cricut using SCAL (I wanted to use scallops but thought they were a little feminine) one larger then the card to peek out when you look at the front and one smaller to fit inside.

I used the colors aqua, red and white for the color challenge on PCM (I knew I could find that paper;))
This is a birthday card for my Dad who happens to be a cat lover, but don't tell him, his birthday isn't till the 20th.
This card also qualifies for the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft - Don't be square
CRAFT - challenge 48
Maljen's- #5 challenge
Penny's Challenges - #28 challenge


Anonymous said...

I love it!

andrea said...

gorgeous card,sweet image thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. this week

~JulieH~ said...

Kristina I love the shape of your card and that cat hanging on to the ball of yarn is so cute! Your handwriting for the sentiment is fantastic I could never handwrite like that!

Rose said...

Lovely card, great cat image!

Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

Rose xx

Lisa said...

so sweet and I love the sentiment, it's purrr-fect!!! LOL

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

Love the image....
This card is "FAB"...
Thank you for joining us at Penny's this week.
Hugs Alison.

Donna said...

Fantastic card and such a delightful image! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Cupcake :) Donna x

Eiglas said...

Super card!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a fun card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck on the challenge!
♥Dee (Spryte)♥

Trimgym said...

Great shaped card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Lisa said...

Pretty inside and out! Thanks for playing with MelJen's Designs this week:)

Magda said...

Great card. Love shape and image.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge.
Magda :)