Thursday, May 5, 2011

Round and Round

Over at Simplicity we were challenged to use a circle on our card.  It could be anything, brads, round flowers, round images…I chose a round die cut and this cute little image from High Hopes of a girl in a round tire swing.  Now the challenging part is it has to be ONE LAYER ONLY.  Yep, OLW rolled around again.
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I cut the circle with the die and then traced lightly inside the circle with a pencil so I would know where to position my little girl on the inside. I used a Brilliance Pad in Coffee Bean and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  The ribbon is brown and white and the cardstock is really a beautiful soft pink like the ribbon off to the left but I couldn’t get it to photograph in pink.  It washed out even without flash.  Suffice it to say the pink is really perfect.  Here’s the inside. inside.jpg Now I’m cheating a little because I am going to go ahead and link this to Simplicity but in real life I am going to make a tag and put it over the smudged greeting on the outside.  Did that ever happen to you??
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Yay, I got the pink to show up better; and the ribbon too.  So here’s how I fixed it and now I have a CAS (clean and simple) card instead of a OLW.  Sorry Susan, I just didn’t want to start over.

4 comments:

  1. Very cleaver..This is lovely.

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  2. Such a lovely idea - well done!

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  3. Oh yes, this happens more often than not! Cover, cover, cover!! What a sweet image!

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  4. Lovely! That little tire swing image is so perfect for a birthday card!

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