Friday, July 4, 2008

Fun and Fast Circles and Squares

This past SAB season, I earned the So Many Scallops set. When I'd punched out the diecut stamps, what I was left with was this. I stashed it, figuring it would come in handy later for something. Lo and behold, as I was surfing blogs yesterday, I came across a card featuring 4 circles! It included a tutorial on how to create a template for such a design, but I already had one, so I was one step ahead.

The circles I had were 2 inches each, a little larger than I'd anticipated, and I didn't have a punch that large. I did use my Coluzzle circle cutting system to make short work of those circles. To think I used to cut them by hand! Looks so much better with the knife cut! The larger spaces gave me an idea to create a little bit of a story in the four circles. I pulled out 2 of the stamps from Fun and Fast Notes and inked both for the first time! I used my Old Olive, Regal Rose, and So Saffron Stampin' Write Markers to stamp the flower in 3 of the circles. (The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig was put to use, of course, to help with positioning.)

Then I used my Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, and RR markers to ink up the cute little porcupine. He looks a little forlorn by himself doesn't he? Reminds me a bit of Eeyore...Anyway, I stamped him sitting alone in the second circle, and then added the butterfly that sits on his nose to the third circle. A little Dazzling Diamonds glitter helps highlight the addition.

I'd separated the sentiment and the image when I assembled the stamp, so that made it somewhat easier to position the words the way I wanted them in the last circle. The addition of the coordinating circle of DP (a retired package, don't ask me the name) actually masks a shadowing of words that had been previously stamped that bled even though the stamp was thoroughly cleaned between inkings. Hate it when that happens.

The layout is an old one from Nancy Riley that I really like, and now I"ll be on the lookout for the right recipient for this cute little card.

1 comment:

sandra said...

this is the cutest "movie card" I have ever seen!!!