Monday, March 14, 2011

Paper Playtimes Challenge

This week over at Paper Playtimes we were given 3 different challenges to choose from. The choices are, 1. use green and purple, 2. use pink and glitter, or 3. use a critter and a rhyme. I chose the third challenge for my first design team project. This third challenge is in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Horton Hears a Who was my inspiration for this card.  Here is what I came up with.
20110306_4 I started with a 5” X 7” pre-folded white card base. I topped that with a blue mat cut at 4 7/8” X 6 7/8”. I used my Imagine and the 8:10 proportional rectangle and flooded it with this pattern from the Better Together Imagine cartridge.  This pattern reminded me of the little wishes that Horton in Horton Hears a Who carried.  My elephant was cut at 3” and is from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. I used my imagine to flood each layer of the elephant with color. The top layer is filled with a blue swirly pattern. All the colors and patterns on this card are from the Better Together cartridge.  I added some bright yellow ribbon to my card and layered my little elephant together. The elephant is pop dotted to the card and I added some googly eyes and gave him a little hint of pink in his checks with some chalk. I added some faux stitching around the end of the card and sentiment and some doodle dots to the elephant.  I printed out my sentiment on the computer and used the RGB codes for my font color so it matched the dark blue on the elephants ears. The sentiment I chose was, “I meant what I said, I said what I meant, and elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent”. I thought that was a inspiring and would perfect to thank a friend for being there for you through thick or thin.
I had a lot of fun creating this card and hope you will hop on over to Paper Playtime Blog and play along with us.

10 comments:

  1. Cute! You are really making me want to get an imagine!!

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  2. Very cute card. Love the blue elephant.

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  3. This card is just tooooo cute!!!!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy Garrelts

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  4. GREAT Card. You really used your imagination on this one. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a GREAT DAY!!!
    Bob L.
    www.happycardmaker.blogspot.com

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  5. I love it Deanna and this white dots really set that little guys off so perfectly!!

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  6. This is so cute! I love that book and my child does too! Super cute!
    Hugs
    Carley

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  7. You did a great job with this card. The elephant is simply adorable.

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  8. He is so cute. Love the pattern you used for his body.

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  9. This is one happy elephant - and a blue one too - I had a good chuckle. I think I have read most of the Dr. Seuss books - they are wonderful and so creative. I think you are pretty creative too!
    Hugs
    Sandy

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  10. Beautiful!!! TFS. Come and visit me on my blog for some Blog Candy!! It ends tomorrow!! Bug Hugs :D

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