ETA Monday 3/7: This card was the winner of the challenge on the Shabby Tea Room blog and I get to be a guest designer the week of May 9th now!
Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend has been a good one. I have been bitten by the Twilight Series. Emilia has been obsessed with it for the last few weeks and begged me to watch the movies with her. It was so bad it was good. I have seen all 3 movies and am now reading the last book since that movie won't be out until November. I usually never like things like this but it has sucked me in.
Today I want to share a card with you that I created for 3 challenges. The first one is for the current Peeps challenge hosted by Kimberly which is to make a card that is a symbol of good luck.
The second challenge is for Make It Monday #4 which was to make something using Fun Foam. When I first tried making something for this challenge with it I was not liking the look of the foam. I thought it looked cheap and gaudy and was not going to play along but after giving it some thought I was able to make it work on this card and love how it looks here.
The 3rd challenge is this inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room.
This is what I came up with
I have wanted to make a lady buy card like this for awhile now and thought this was the perfect chance. I started by cutting out a 5" black circle card using my Cricut for my base. After that I cut another circle from red checkerboard paper that Rich created for me. Next I die cut the buttons from chipboard then stamped them using black ink an image from the Delightful Doilies set. When I was done doing that I covered them with glossy accents and set them aside to dry overnight. Next I cut flowers from white fun foam using a Cuttlebug flower die then attached the buttons to them and placed them on the wings that I cut in half and attached with a brad to the base. For the head I cut black and white circles then embossed the white one with tiny dots. The antenna were made with more foam flowers and buttons that I die cut from more red checkerboard paper covered it with glossy accents and stitched with black floss. I attached them with black wire. To finish it off I added a lace border on the edge of the wings. When you open the wings it looks like this
I added a white scalloped circle to write a message on.
I am very happy with how this came out, I hope you like it too and since I am already talking about luck in this post last week I got lucky and found a great deal on a Vagabond and it arrived yesterday 3 weeks early. It is was going to be my birthday present from my family but my birthday is not until the 25th. I am already putting it to good use though. So far I am loving it and I know my shoulders and neck will too. As much as I have love my Cuttlebug it was taking a toll on my body with all that cranking. I will still continue to use my Circut too! That's it for now. I will be back with more to share soon. Until then I hope you have a great week and as always thanks for stopping by!
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