Saturday, November 5, 2011

Just Us Girls - Sketch Challenge

I'm so glad it's Saturday for a couple of reasons.  I'm going to our cabin to see my hubby who has been hunting for the past few weeks.  I'm going with my friend Eileen whose hubby is also hunting with my hubby.  It should be a nice day!  And, of course, I'm glad it's Saturday because it's time for another Just Us Girls challenge.  The first Saturday of the month always starts with a sketch, and Dana has a cool one for us...a triangle shaped card based on this sketch.
So I had to put on my geometry hat (I hated geometry in school because my teacher was a not very nice and we sort of "clashed"!) to configure this triangular shaped card.  Here's what the outcome was.
I must say it turned out better than I had anticipated.  To make the triangle so that the fold was on the left side like a regular card, I used my Cricut.  I pulled up two triangles and welded them together.  It took about 30 minutes to figure that one out to perfection, but I was proud that I was able to do it!  The paper is from My Mind's Eye called The Merry Days of Christmas.  One of the designs has the Santa face all over it.  I punched out one with a 1" punch and matted it with other papers from the pack.  I cut and embossed the Spellbinder's banner and stamped the sentiment from My Time Made Easy called Secret Santa.  The star was punched from a scrap from the paper pack, and I added the pearl flourish from Want to Scrap.  Love this little card!  It actually stands about 6" high, but looks so much smaller. 

Stop by the JUGs blog for more inspiration.  We also are welcoming a new guest this week...Kim O'Connell so make sure you stop by and see the triangle cards the girls whipped up! 

Thanks for stopping by!

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11 comments:

Romaine said...

Lovely and the flourish is perfect with it!

Shaela said...

Love your card! Of course I immediately thought of a party hat when I saw the sketch, but I love the Christmas-tree-esque card you came up with. Fabulous job!

Elise said...

Girrrrrlllllll! YOU are so much MORE clever than you give yourself credit for - I have a feeling you ACED geometry! {LOL!} This is FABULICIOUS, my dear! Oh, the contrast of glorious color, unusual shape and EVERY luscious detail of your talented hands - BAKE ME SOME COOKIES - the holidays are HERE! LOVE it, sweet one! Thanks for the terrific ju-ju!

Lynn said...

Lisa, Have a fabulous time at your cabin! I love your card...that banner is adorable and perfect for santa :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh what wonderful added bling! Puts this right over the top!! Well done~

Melissa Craig said...

Wonderful! I didn't think to try to make this card using my Cricut. I'm not very good at getting things welded together. Your card is lovely. The papers are so rich and so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dana Gustafson said...

Ho ho ho I'm ha-ha-happy that you figured this one out on your cricut! I am loving all the card folding solutions for this triangle shaped challenge. And I'm also thinking I missed the boat on the so pretty MME Chrstmas paper...*love* your choices here! especially that pretty pretty bling!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the paper selection.
Mackie

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely beautiful! LOVE that bling! :)

Andrea M said...

Stunning Lisa!! The Christmas DP is AWESOME! Love the pearl flourish too! GORGEOUS!

Kathryn B said...

Your card came out beautifully Lisa! I love the design papers and the banner tag is gorgeous! I'm with ya' on trying to figure the cut hence the Tri-It template! Hope you had a nice weekend with your hubby!

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