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Thursday, March 25, 2010

SMC #9 Tool Challenge

First, the sponsor is Wags N Whiskers!!!

-- LET'S PUNCH IT! -- Use a punch or punches on your project.
Mine is the flower centers.

I used SMC's snail (previous Friday Feebie) to make this interactive card. I couldn't find any instructions for making one so I improvised my own. Obviously I had to pick what stamps to use. I chose these daisies stamp that I had gotten in a swap over a year ago to be my background. I colored the centers yellow and blended it out into the petals (you can see it still in the smaller flowers). Then I colored the leaves, green and the background, a purplish blue. I then cut a slit where I wanted the snail to "crawl" (I put a piece of paper where the slit starts and stops to help you see it). Then I had to put a pull tab on the snail. I didn't think I could just stick a tab on and expect it to glide. I figured I had to push the snail up a teeny tiny bit so there wouldn't be any friction. I also thought I had better add something to keep it straight or else it might wiggle all over the place. Here is is all put together. I used pop up adhesive to continue to help with the possible friction issue. I don't know if it really would be a problem, but I didn't want to find out so I erred on the side of caution.

Next, I punched sun/flower punches for the centers of my largest daisies. I punched 10 total. I then took gold Studio G glitter glue and glittered 5 of them. They were now my tops and the other 5 will have plain yellow petals showing from underneath. One was put on the end of the pull tab to decorate it a little bit, and the others were put in the middle of the biggest flowers. Then I attached everything to my card base.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life & Quirky Crafts: Flowers
Crafty Ann: colors of
LILAC, PINK and LEMON Hopefully you think I'm close enough
Magical Craft, Digital Tuesday & Crafty Card Makers: Spring
Stamptacular Sunday: Make a scene
PollyCraft: Sparkly Things
Stampin Royalty: Glitter
Simon Says Stamp: Spring and Glimmer
Anything shimmery, shiny, sparkly!
Fab 'n' Funky:"It's all in the technique"
Mo's Digital Pencil: 3 or more punches

Before I go, I'm going to remind you to visit the rest of the design team blogs and the challenge blog. Also, don't forget to pick up your Friday Freebie (you can find it at the Challenge blog or at the SMC store).

2 comments: said...

WOW!! Love it! How clever!!

Beth said...

I love seeing how illustrators use their own set! And I love seeing such out of the ordinary ideas! Love this