Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Spots and Stripes

This week the challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar is Spots and/or Stripes. Now if you are looking down at my card you are probably thinking... hmmm Spots and/or Stripes I see neither... LOL  Well this week I get a failing grade at following instructions. You see I saw the challenge and somehow thought Stars or Stripes... duh....
Oops.. and I was so happy how my card came out! LOL oh well... here is my card  - I love this image! It is from Meljen's Designs - don't you just love cute Teddy Bears? I colored this with Copics, then chalk for the background. Then high lighted with white gel pen.

The pattern papers are DCWV - Loving that Denim collection! I created a border with the new EK Success border punch out of a sheet of wood paper... yes you read that right, it is a piece of real wood!! Too cool, I have had it for a while and just didn't know how to use it, had to be something special you know? And that is how I end up with so much stuff. So I am trying to use some of these cool things in life, enjoy them! Really does look cool in person :0)

Then those "stars"... LOL sorry still laughing at myself that I read the challenge wrong! I used my Fiskars Star squeeze punch and then covered them with gold stickles.
 The inside.  Oh did I mention that I made this as an easel card? These are so fun to make, I used the same pattern paper for the inside and then I used a new toy? I found a Sizzix die on sale a long time ago... had never used it. And this card was the perfect chance. It is a pop up to hold a gift card! So easy you just run in through the Big Shot and then attach the inside of the card! Has a really wonderful slot to hold the gift card. I have "demonstrated" with my Discover card, which by the way I have taped over the numbers just in case.

I stamped this card with a bunch of my encouraging stamps because my plan for this card is for my niece - who just went away for her first year of college. So a gift card is always a great little gift to send a new college kid right?


Here is a close up of the pop up...

Now you can pop over to A Spoon Full of Sugar and see all the other DT cards who by the way followed the challenge correctly and did Spots and Stripes :0)

Hugs and -

8 comments:

Kirsten Alicia said...

Oh my goodness, I laughed out loud when I saw this image; so funny! The card is terrific, never mind that you read stars instead of spots!!

Anonymous said...

I think it's so amazing that our eyes and brain can trick each other like that! Sometimes it's even my mouth! I'm saying something and then I think...what did I just say?... ohhh I meant...... simply amazing or just plain crazy I'm not sure which? lol! Love your card that teddy is SO cute.
Just a note: be careful with the gift cards. Some have a monthly fee if you don't use it right away. (My Mom received one and there was a $2.50 fee per month that she didn't use it!!)
Beth Greco

Carol Dee said...

Sweet card. She will love it and the treat you tuck in it! I do that word exchange thing all the time it seems. Even more as I age, Scary, but funny. gotta laugh at ourselves. Big Hugs....

K. Joy said...

This is SO cute! That denim paper is just perfect for that image! Adorable little bear - love it as a stars and stripes card. LOL :) How fun - thanks for sharing!! :)

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Michelle.

Hugs Riet.x

Ida said...

Spots or Stars...who cares when the card is this cute!

Rufus said...

Hey, I like your stars! Spots, stars close enough. Cute image and I've GOT to find this paper. Hubby calls me his denim girl, so this is right up my alley!
R/

dawnmarieg said...

Oh lol Michelle! That is the sort of thing I would do. A wonderful mistake though, beautiful card.xx