Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Think outside the Box - Shaped cards

Hello once again!

Today I was inspired to create some shaped cards. I have created cards shaped like circles, ovals, pennants and various characters but today I saw a project from Bo Bunny that inspired me to think outside the standard shape. The sizes are still the normal rectangle and square so they fit into envelopes.


The first one I am going to show you is the square card. I had so much fun doodling with the Quickie Glue Pen on this one. The image in the center is fancy cut out of coordinating paper from the paper pack. It all seemed pretty bland with the two toned look so I added dimension with pop dots and three colors of P K Glitter Glitz; Royal Paisley, Cinnabun and Golden Cadillac.


The Royal Paisley was chosen to add the third color. I matched it to the stripe paper that coordinated with the paper pack. I just love how that splash of unexpected color sets it off. In this closeup you can really see the spritz of the Bronze Ritzy Ditzy Glitz I used over the top parentheses shape.

I am so happy I am able to start posting Christmas Cards. In this one I wanted to highlight my two new colors of the Ritzy Ditzy Glitz… Garnet and Emerald. When I look at this card I just love the flowers and leaves. I would like to let you know that both of them are the exact same cricut cut. It is a (letter J), tall/boarder die-cut from the Storybook cartridge. They were cut out of a golden brown textured cardstock. Once removed from the background paper I took each die-cut and sprayed one with Emerald and one with Garnet. Creating two totally different colors. I just love my Ritzy Ditzy Glitz. I did not have a metallic red or green cardstock so I just made my own.


The leaves are spritzed with Emerald Ritzy Ditzy Glitz and have Chocolate and Gilded Grape Leaf, PK Glitter Glitz details. The Poinsettias have Garnet Ritzy Ditzy Glitz and Cinnabun P K Glitter Glitz details. I also took a sticker and glitzed it out for the sentiment.