Friday, March 12, 2010

Christmas Challenge #43 - Out of the box

Yippee it's Friday - this means the weekend is almost here AND it's time for another Christmas creation! Today the challenge at CSAYL is OUT OF THE BOX - create a card that is NOT a square or rectangle. I decided to make a circle card - I don't know why I've been fighting trying this...it was much easier than I could imagine!

I used my circle cutter from Creative Memories. You could really use anything depending on the size you wanted. I have a Coluzzle that would have probably worked as well. Anyway, I just folded my 8.5x11 sheet of green cardstock in half, lined up my circle template, making sure that I left an area for the fold, and cut. Easy peasy! I'd like to know what people do to have scallop circle cards though - my Spellbinder dies aren't as big as I'd like my card to be.

By using my Creative Memories circle cutter I then could cut papers that fit easily (I just used a different color blade with the same template). For my image I used an angel from a retired set by The Angel Company called Fall & Winter Whimsy. The sentiment is from the Label Lingo set (also from TAC) which is available as a Level D set. I colored the image with pencils and OMS on ivory cardstock. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how it turned out!

I wanted to add some umph to the card and saw that the challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C27) was Paper Piercing. It worked PERFECTLY with my card. I used a Bazzill stitch template to make the swirl patterns. I also pierced around the image. SO WHATCHA THINK?

I hope you will give this challenge a try! If you do, just visit the CSAYL blog and link your creation using Mr. Linky. The DT members vote on the creations and the top winner(s) are then asked to be a guest DT. So whatcha waiting for..COME ON AND PLAY!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you have a fantastic weekend! I'll be back on Sunday night for a special blog hop - with an EASTER theme. Hope you'll stop by!!

15 comments:

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Chelsea said...

cute card ... love the circle design and all of the details!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh u are good. i cannot bring myself to make xmas cards - at all! this is stunning. i just love your papers!

Maria said...

Wow, such a beautiful card, Michelle! I love the circle shape and that pretty image. You did such a gorgeous job coloring the image! It's beautiful. Thank you for the great samples that you create for CSAYL!!

Maria

Anna said...

Too cute! Love the paper piercing on here! And a circle card-fun!

Tina said...

Michelle, this is gorgeous! I love the shape and those fun papers.

Jodi said...

Love the shaped card you made and the pretty coloring you did on her too!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Jacqui said...

Very nice. The Paper piercing adds a nice touch

Tammi said...

It's beautiful Michelle! Those circle cutters come in handy! Love the design and paper piercings, looks amazing. Have a nice weekend! ~Hugs

Patty Chalas said...

very lovely card!!!

great job on the challenge!!

Danni said...

Wonderful card!! I'm sure the cricut has a cartridge with a scallop circle...I think maybe Wild Cards does.
Wonderful job!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Great job!

The Wired Angel said...

Great card..love your take on our challenge this week. I used a luncheon plate to make a round card recently since I don't have those items you mentioned.!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Very pretty christmas card!

Seleise said...

I love, love, love this card!!! It's perfect!