Sunday, January 27, 2008

Wish Big!

I'm really frustrated that it's been cloudy the past couple of days, so my pictures are just icky. I've already given this card to "BB", so perhaps I'll have to borrow it on a sunnier day for a little photo shoot. I no longer have my fun little water mark anymore either since the computer crash. I'm hoping my dad can find it somewhere since he's the one who gave it to me. Any-who, here's the card... Here's what I did: Using a white A2 card base I trimmed two pieces of patterned paper (Scenic Route and Stampin' Up!) to 4"x5.25" (smaller than the card front to make a mat). I then took a ruler and traced identical lines out from the center of each. I cut them apart and pieced them together to get the sunburst background. (I was going for a comic book super cupcake vibe.) I then took a marker in Basic Black (Stampin' Up!) and traced all of the edges. Next, I drew a cupcake onto chipboard and trimmed it out with a craft blade. I adhered patterned paper (Stampin' Up!, Chatterbox, & Scenic Route) to each of the pieces and used files to smooth the edges. I used a few funky brads (Queen & Co) for the sprinkles and used my marker again to doodle a bit here and there. I pop-dotted the entire cupcake and double-popped the pink frosting. For the inside I trimmed matching patterned paper from the front to 4"x5.25" (the same as before) and then cut at .25" from each edge with my paper trimmer to create the frame. I used one of my Quickutz fonts for the word "wish" and a Cricut font for the word "BIG!". (I can't remember which fonts exactly, but let me know if you're experiencing a need-to-know situation.) And finally I added more doodles with my marker. And...that's it!

7 comments:

Estivalia said...

love how you decorated the inside of the card :)

about the photo thing, well, you could "cheat" a little with some of those daylight lamps or adjusting the picture in some image editor software (I use Adobe Photoshop Elements).

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

OH YEAH!!!!whooowhoooooooo...so glad you are back blogging, my friend!...It was so hard looking at the pics from your phone camera!!..lol! ...although, I already told you it was super cute!!

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is FANTASTIC, love the layour and grandness of it.

Alexandra said...

Glad to see you back Laura - missed your posts! This card is very cute! I hope your dad finds your watermark - it bites not having everything!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

jayne said...

Yayyyyyy!! Good to "see ya" haha Love the card have something coming to ya snailmail too!

Leslie Miller said...

Fabulous job on this card, Laura! You really achieved the look you were going for and it sounds like it was a lot of fun. Very creative! I'm so sorry about your computer crash. I dread the day that might happen to me. I had a computer die once but I was able to retrieve everything from the hard drive. I hope you manage to get some of the important things back!

Kathy W said...

Extremely creative and funky card; I totally love it. LOL, I just came home today from my LSS with that Scenic Route paper. I really like how you cut it up, mixed it with some other paper to create a cool geo type of background: perfect for the cupcake. Thanks for sharing.