Tuesday, January 22, 2008

BBTB - Shape Card Contest

I made two shape cards for two birthdays this week.

The first is for my sister-in-law:

I cut the cake from Celebrations. (I believe the tag was cut from Celebrations as well.) I cut a shadow in blue and regular in white. I cut another in white vellum and Cuttlebugged it with the swirls. I inked that with some silver ink to bring out the swirls. I used Ice Stickles and Stickles to give it some sparkle. I put some tiny blue Primas along the bottom and added some rhinestone bling. I tied the tag on with some cute ribbon.

The next is for my son, who turns two on Friday and LOVES Lightning McQueen:

I cut everything from George. The card is hinged like a hood. The tires are attached to the back of the card. I Cuttlebugged the tires with mesh. This is made mainly of the shapes from the F and D keys (and then circles for the eyes). The picture doesn't do justice to the shine on Lightning McQueen. The Stickles really sparkle.

As many people have asked for directions I am going to add them here from memory...I hope they are right :o) (Sorry for the weird wording as I don't know exactly what to call each of the shapes).

  • Cut two Shift F shapes at 5" in red.
  • Cut one Shift D shape at 3 1/2" in red.
  • Cut one Shift D shape at 3" in white.
  • Cut one Shift F shape at 2" in black. Cuttlebug with mesh embossing folder and cut in half.
  • Cut two Shift G shapes at 1" in white.
  • Cut one Shift D shape at 2 1/2" (I think) in white. Cut across the bottom corners to make the smile.
  • Cut two blue circles for eyes.

  1. Attach the tires to the back of one 5" red shape. Score the other 5" red shape about 1/4" from the top and attach it to the other 5" red shape.
  2. Attach the 3" white shape to the 3 1/2" red shape. Attach them to the back of the 5" red shapes.
  3. Attach the blue eyes to the white that is showing.
  4. Attach the headlights and smile.
  5. Decorate as desired.