Thursday, February 16, 2012
Cheating a Bit - New Challenge
Our challenge for the coming week is called Dies to Die For. While we really don't want anyone dying (please), we would like to see what you can do with dies.We want to challenge you to use DIE CUTS in your creation! Do feel free to use PUNCHES as well, as they are die cutters as well! They can be commercial, or cut by yourself! We are excited to introduce a new (to us) sponsor LIMITED RUNS! Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive 3 digital Limited Runs images of their choice...
So, my little card used one of the cupcake images. I know that Valentine's Day has passed, but it hadn't even arrived when I made my DT card, and since the image (chosen for us by Limited Runs) featured hearts, I had to go with the love theme, right? I think this would be a cute little card to give to your sweety or a child/grandchild any time -- we don't need a special day to tell someone special that we love them, right?
I chose to paper piece my cupcake, using various bits and pieces of different scraps for the frosting, candy hearts, wrapper and little heart on the wrapper. After piecing each part, I used a red card base with a layer of black and a layer of printed paper (pad by We R Memory Makers). The bingo card is an altered card. I cut out the letters using my Cricut Expression and the Storybook cartridge and after adhering them to the top and bottom of the card, I scanned the card and printed it so the letters looked as if they were printed on the card rather than adhered to it. I layered the bingo card onto black.
I cut a piece of red dotty paper (from the same paper pad) and matted it onto a piece of black. On top of that, I placed a lovely Marianne die (CR 1202 - I really like that little die. It can be purchased at Dutch Paper Crafts). I tilted the top two layers (the red dotty paper and the bingo card) in opposite directions, and then I adhered the cupcake to them both using foam dimensional pop-up dots. This card is a little more austere than you may be used to seeing from me, but the combinations of so many papers and the cute simplicity of the image seemed to be enough for this little sample. I hope it is not too simple as to not inspire you to dig out some dies and make your own entry for the challenge at Card Crafter's Circle. We'd love to see what you create!.