*****I've been SPOTLIGHTED!*****
Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge #86 picked this card to spotlight!
That's right! I am participating in the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge for this week... did I write that correctly? Weekly? Yup... WEEKLY... I hope I can keep up! lol ;) Famous last words! :-\
The theme this week is "Something New". The something new can be a new product or a new technique. I went for it! :)
I'm gonna tell you something that might just shock you... it shocks me! Every time I think about it... I cannot believe it of myself! ;) lol When it comes to card making... I like the idea... I like all of the little bits and pieces involved of putting a card together... but I don't like it when it's time consuming. YUP! I said it! Time consuming. So I am kinda lazy about what kinda card I end up with. I love all the different folds and fancy swirls I see from different blogs I visit. I just cannot make myself repeat these. I did once... for a swap... it took ALL day to make ONE card... ALL! Day! ONE! Card! I'm about immediate gratification... which is why I am hooked on the whole digi scene right now... ;) lol ... but I was open to this new technique idea... I thought it would give me a chance to try some new quick and easy folds... cause that's just like me... quick and easy! Just don't let that get around... ;) lol
So I went over to Beccy's Place to see what kind of fancy easy folds I could find over there. She's got a heap of them! Trying to decide which one to use was giving me a headache! After all that fussing I did... I did find one! You may not think it's fancy... but I sure do! lol ;) it doesn't involve LOTS of folds... it's fancy looking! ;) More importantly... it's a new technique for me. :)
I did find a fold but I didn't use it for this card... nope... I used it on another one and it involved using a... you know... I don't really know what it's called... but for now... so we can get past this... I'm gonna call it a label shape. When you see it below, you'll know what I am talking about and I would love if you'd leave me a comment telling me what the right word for it is. In the meantime, I had so much fun using the label shape... I decided to use the label shape as the card technique. From reading Beccy's blog, when you make a cutout on the front of the card it is called aperture. I looked it up on Google. I found a lot of references to a photography term but I also found a few that referred to "an opening, such as a hole, gap or slit." So Beccy DOES know what she's talking about! :) Phew! What a relief! lol ;)
Someday... when I am well-rested and had plenty of sleep... I plan to go back to Beccy's Place and make a Tri-shutter Card. I think it looks super! Not super easy... super! ;) lol I need to be well-rested and had myself plenty of sleep... otherwise... I might cry. I cry when I get frustrated... the card looks super... but it also looks like I might could get frustrated by the experience. So I think I could someday pull on my big girl panties and give it a good ol' try. :) In the meantime... let me share my card with you...
This is the image I am using for the card. If my technique doesn't qualify as new... the image will! I only just bought it this past weekend from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! :) I wrote before today I want to get into the habit of showing you the colored image before I put it together. Here is Cookie's Tea. I colored her all pretty! ;)
These are the colors I used:
Yellows: Y13, Y19
Mouse: R20, RV13, N0, N2, N4
Trimming on pot and cup: B00, B04, YG 41, YG45, V05
Steaming hot liquid: E11, E13
This is the new card idea / technique I ended up with. I love it!
Isn't it wicked awesome? Yes it is! :-O lol
I used foam tape to attach yellow card stock from my stash behind the label cutout. I did a fussy cut on the Cookie's Tea image and adhered it to the card stock. I don't have a lot of die cuts. I used a pattern to cutout the "aperture"... ;) ... I made the pattern with a template form from... that's why I think it's called a label... if you read the description, it has written on there "Ideas are included to use them as designed or to create shaped cards, fun tags, unique labels and photo mats."... but I really am not sure I know what I am talking about... HOTP. It is called the Design Tool #1. They also have a Design Tool #2 I want to be able to buy later. :) I had to manipulate the label template a bit though. One was too small... the other one was too large... for the card base. Also... just as an FYI... cutting the shape out... almost made me cry. I haven't slept well these past few days. :( I added Art Glitter around the edge of the "aperture" to cover any nicks and imperfections from cutting by hand. The flowers are from Michael's $1 bins. The printed paper on the front is from Cosmo Cricket Material Girl / Garden Variety Double Deck. I plan to use it as a get well card because doesn't the card look happy? I can almost hear Cookie say in her squeaky Minnie Mouse voice... all mice sound alike to me... ;) lol ... as she's sticking her head around the teapot saying "Hi... hope this cup of tea makes you feel better!" Can't you? ;) lol
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