Monday, February 14, 2011

Robotic Love

 I wanted to make a hidden message shaker card for my son, since I had one for my daughter and I do have to say, I don't think I've ever taken so long to make one card but I LOVE how it turned out and I know he adored it this morning when he woke up. 

I started off with this weeks Card Patterns sketch challenge #102
and started stamping my little robots, aren't they cute??! I chose Basic Grey, Marina Mist & Whisper White as my colors and got to work coloring and cutting, something that if you know me well enough, I will sit and do for HOURS. Cutting out tiny shapes is super relaxing and my mind goes to a nice little "empty bliss box" as my scissors smoothly create a shape or form. 

This week at Our Creative Corner, they are asking for creations that are cut out using your paper snips, fussy cutting, paper piecing, etc. Figured this was considered fussy cutting..YUP!
 My little phrase wouldn't fit inside my little treat cup, so I decided to cut out portions of it like an old love note. In high school, I would sit for days cutting pictures, words & phrases out of teeny bopper magazines to create photo frames, collages or notes for my friends...see, told you I was a happy cutter but the good kind, hehe!
Since I'm pretty sure I broke my circle punch (trying to punch through too many pieces of paper at once) making this card AND the simple fact that I didn't get to bed till two cause I was making it, I decided to enter it into once more challenge. Wee Memories #43 is asking for creations based on life/living funny or Love themes and I do LOVE my little boy to the moon and back!


Punches used: 2-1/2" & 1-3/4" Circles

8 comments:

Kristin said...

Lovin' those robots! How absolutly fantastic - the shaker is fantastic as well. Your hands must be tired from all the cutting...Thanks for joining us this week at the OCC!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Woohoo, you did good on this one! Sorry about the circle punch, but the results were worth it. This is such a cute card. The robots are wonderful and the shaker is just too cool. Wonderful job on the Cut it Out challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

NinaB said...

What an adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week.

Sharon said...

Dawn, what a super cute card! I love the robots and the circle punch can be trickey! but, I think it looks great! and I love the blue glitter in the 'cup'. Thank you for playing along with our challenge @ OCC. And, I hope that we see more of your work in our future challenges!

~amy~ said...

This is sooooo CUTE! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

Laurel said...

This is cute!

Jinny Newlin said...

I just adore this, Dawn! And I bet your son was beyond thrilled! Thank you so much for playing along, this week, in Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Trinh said...

This is adorable, Dawn! Love your take on the CP sketch. Thanks so much for leaving a sweet comment on my blog too. I really do appreciate it!