Happy Saturday everyone! I have spent a few hours putting together a birthday card for my younger sister. I also decided to play along with the challenge at Cooking with the Cricut. The challenge is to make a project featuring gel pens or markers, and/or alternatively, use a sun. I really enjoy the way these challenges are pulling me out of my comfort zone to get me to do things I haven't done before. I've had an Amy Chomas' Gel Pen Holder for probably seven or eight months now and have never used it! Ridiculous, I know. So, I decided to pull it out and put it to work. And to add a little more difficulty, I wanted to use a sun as well. Here is the finished card!
You guys know how much I love dimension right? Well, I wanted to create some, but in reverse. I cut out the sun image on the card and all of its layers, and then placed the sun that I drew with the gel pen inside the card. The face of the sun is a Peach Keen stamp stamped in Stampin' Up's Not Quite Navy.
On the inside of the card, I used a Tagxedo word cloud that I generated specifically for my sister's birthday. This is the coolest site! Diane from CapadiaDesign posted about it a while ago. I've been meaning to try it out and this card gave me the perfect opportunity. I took a poem about sisters and birthday and used that, along with a few other key words to generate this word cloud. I saved it, printed it on Cardstock, and cut it down to fit into the card. I love it! There are so many options with this site! The creative applications are really limitless.
Lastly, I used a stamp that I picked up from Michael's eons ago for the sentiment. I added a few accents that are from one of my Verve stamp sets to make it stand out a bit. I cut it out using Spellbinders inverse scallop squares. I hope you like it!!
Paper: K & Company Citronella
Cartridges: Elegant Edges (layers), Pack Your Bags (sun)
Tag: Spellbinders Inverse Scallop Rectangles
Stamps: stash & Verve
Word Cloud: Tagxedo
Thanks for stopping by!!