July 28, 2011

Red, White & Black

I love the way this color combination works together.  I made this card following a challenge sketch, and I did not realize till I started making it how challenging is was to put those circles together correctly. 
The card is kind of an odd size as I had to cut it to make the circles line up the way I wanted them.  It ended up as 5 1/2 by 4 3/4, guess I will have to make an envelope.  The "happy birthday" is computer generated that I printed in a circle using Word, this I think was part of the lining up challenge.  My circles had to match the angle of the printed sentiment.

All and all I think it worked out well.  I Cuttlebugged the background with a checked folder.  When I assembled the card I first glued all the circle together how I wanted them, then I placed them on the corner of the card with the extra hanging over the edge.    I then flipped over the card and cut off the extra.
I had those extra pieces so here is what I did with them.....................
I didn't want to just throw them out so I stuck them inside :).  Later I will stamp a sentiment inside.
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I will be entering the card in the following challenges:
Make it Monday  Always anything goes  ends - 7/31
Lollipops Crafts  Anything goes  ends - 7/30
Paper Pretties  No Markers  ends - 8/2
Ooh la la Creations  Circles  ends - 8/6


Cricut Couple said...

Oh... I know what you mean. I tried doing a circle printed on the computer before and then cutting it out with the Cricut. I think I went through 6 different tries before getting it right. Hee! Hee! Your card turned out perfect! I love how you used other pieces inside. Very contemporary!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, it turned out gorgeous!!! Can't tell it was a challenge to you by look at it -- it's beautiful!

enolamom said...

I love the simplicity of the card (not that it was simple to make) Just the right amount of "stuff" without being overdone. Sure wish I could learn to type in circles using Word. Do you have any tips or a tutorial by chance? Now to check out the rest of your blog........

Dayna Sabrina said...

Another great card. I love the contrast you created with the red flower!

Wendi said...

What a beautiful card I love the less is more look
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

OCCricut said...

LOVE this card ... the background looks like a weave ... thanks for sharing that it's the checker.
Love how the circles look and the color combos are beautiful!!!
You are beginning to inspire me to enter some challenges!!!