When I started, I wasn't quite sure where I was going with it. I used a new cartridge for it though - Hello Kitty Greetings! It was the one I won through a blog candy giveaway from Theresa over at Scrappers Anonymous. The first thing I cut out was an image of Hello Kitty herself (cut at 3 1/2 inches)!
Then I thought I'd use the card feature on this cartridge for the actual shaped card, but when I cut it out, it wouldn't really match up. Plus, it was super small.
I decided to change my idea and instead took out another card that I've never used before - Wild Card! I've seen many people use the doily card, and I wanted to use it too! It cut very easily at 5 inches. Of course, it was a birthday card, so I cut out a present from Sweet Treats at 1 1/2 inches. Then I had to choose a sentiment. I picked one from Pink by Design's "Take the Cake" set. As you can see in the following picture, I decided to curve the sentiment on the acrylic block a bit since I wanted it to line up with the circle card.
Since it was a challenge card, I actually tried it out on scrap paper to make sure I Had the right pressure. Haha, and you'll also see that this was not the final design because I changed the location of the present to her other hand. Oh, and the picture spoiled the fact that I added some purple faux stitching with one of my Bic Mark-It markers! Here's the final result after it was all put together:
And just because Howard has been telling me it's better to shoot with a white background, I pulled out my folded poster board to shoot that way. I was having a ton of issues with it though, and they all kept coming out super crooked. Haha, thankfully when I uploaded the 73 million I took, I just cropped it in Paint. No fancy-shmancy Photoshop here!
You can see that I used those lovely foam adhesive squares to pop up the present. Plus, I added a bit of bling to the bow! I love it when I get to add bling to the actual image!
Though it may not be that creative as compared to the really talented crafters out there, I like how it turned out. I was able to use carts I've never used before, and I was able to step away from those darn rectangle cards! I might just have to go back to the safety of a rectangle card after this, but I did enjoy the challenge!
(And just because I think it's so cool when I add my link to any site, click here and you can see my card at #48!)