Thursday, March 10, 2011

FCCB Challenge Me Monday #50 - Tree Time

Over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, this week's challenge was to create something with a tree.

I was looking over my collection of cartridges and wanted to use one that I haven't really used in a while. So that lead me to Pagoda. A little history behind why I purchased this cartridge. I'm totally into Chinese/Japanese things. My dining room is where I've started to incorporate some of these things into my home. I bought this cartridge on the idea that I would use it to decorate my walls...well I haven't made it that far yet. But I'm getting closer.

Anyway on to my project:





This is a standard A2 sized card (4.25 by 5.5). I used a corner rounder on the edges of the card. I wasn't in a square mood. The red cardstock is 4.25 by 4. I used the Fiskars punch on both edges. I will master that punch one day! (That's if you notice the double hole under the tree)

I cut the tree and it's shift image from page 44 at 3 inches. I have another bad habit of putting the pieces together and then going, "Oh I should emboss it". So I ran it through my Divine Swirls cuttlebug folder for detail. Then I tried something new. I inked the edges...yes I know I should have done that first. But can't you tell I'm totally into doing things backwards!

I finished off the card by tying some brown polka dot ribbon to it. I stamped the sentiment from a set that I got on clearance at Micheal's. I hope you like.

Stay Crafty

7 comments:

  1. AWWWW! Love this tree and the embossing you did.
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB!

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  2. LOL- as I am reading about your project and doing it backwards, that is how things go for me most of the time. I am always taking things off to add chalk, emboss and more. Glad I am not the only one. TFS with us at FCCB.

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  3. I like how you embossed the tree. Thanks for playing at FCCB.

    http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

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  4. Very pretty...the ribbon is a nice touch! Thanks so much for joining us this week at FCCB!

    Lisa
    prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

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  5. Great job! Love your embossing! Thank you for playing along with us this week at FCCB!!

    Maquel
    http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com

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  6. You chose my favorite tree! It's so beautiful standing alone. Thanks for joining us at FCCB. BtW, I was born in W VA, but haven't been back since I was a small child :).
    Hugs,

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