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