Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunglasses card

I've been making these tall / long cards lately.  I love them because they fit in a standard business size envelope. This card measures just under 9" x 4" and is a very fun shaped card.

These are the sunglasses from the Paisley cartridge.  I sized the shadow layer to 9" wide using my Gypsy (the height ended up at 3.33") and it will fit into the business envelope just fine.  The sunglasses are cut out of DCWV paper from the summer stack I bought last year. I added some silver mirror paper for the lenses! :) The shadow is generic brick red cardstock.

Here is the sentiment on the front.  I cut the glasses out and then set my text in Photoshop.  I first print it on regular printer paper and then attach the cut layer with just a little strip of glue runner from my ATG . Then I run it back through the printer so it prints directly on the pattern paper just where I want it.  I used Jolt at 24 points for the "Happy Birthday!" sentiment. Of course I added some white gel pen stitches using my Gelly Roll pen.

Here is a close up of the hand pieced flower. 


Here you can see the dimension in the hand pieced paper flower.  I think there is a total of like 22 layers on this flower, 10 of the background flower (cut at 1" from Walk in my Garden) and 10 layers of the top flower (which is an EK Success punch) and a couple of layer of the green in between).  I added the set of three leaves (also cut at 1" from Walk in my Garden - border feature) and curled them just a little.

Here you can see I also added text to the inside of the card in the same way.  This is also Jolt at 36pt.  I like to take my text and add a small outline of coordinating colors - this one has a brick red border around the black text.

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25 comments:

Georgiana said...

How Cool! I love the design. I need to get busy making some new cards. Yours are awesome!

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute!!

kathlee said...

Too stinkin cute!

Kathie
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shelly said...

cool card :) this really is a fun "shaped" card.

shelly said...

sorry, i also meant to thank you for sharing this with us at bbtb2 this week :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So very cool! Love the pattern paper on these cool shades! Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2, DT Member Carri :

GiGi said...

These are so cool! I love the shape and the flower on the side. Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Sandi Cl~ said...

These are just the cutest! Love how you made a shaped cards with them. 22 layers?? You're rocking the flowers!

Kim H said...

Cheryl,
OMG... LOVING this shape card! OH what a clever idea! I love all the elements you added and the sentiment inside is way too COOL! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

Jeri said...

Great shaped card. Love how you put your sentiment directly onto the card. I use the same technique with most of my cards. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at BBTB2.

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

love it - different! I love this cartridge too!! i am still grasping how you printing onto the paper.. will have to re-read it again...
parkernana5 at cox dot net

Crayola58 said...

I love how the sentiment is right on the die cut. Great idea. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
Carole

love2create said...

This is super cute! Thanks for the info on how you printed the sentiment on your card. I will definitely try this!
Jean

Cathryn said...

Fabulous job on this card!!! Your flower is awesome and the color rock! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, Cathryn :)

The Archiving Angel said...

This card is so cool! I really like the shape. The papers you used are cute too. The layered flower is fabulous.
Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

{Raechel} said...

Soooo super cute!!!
TFS~Raechel
http://raechelscards.blogspot.com/

Daynene said...

Very cute and super cool! Good luck with the challenge at BBTB2. Nenerscreations.blogspot.com

*Star said...

Absolutely fabulous!!! Everything about this card makes me smile! Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

Cindy P. said...

Love this cute card! Thanks for the info on how you do the lettering..it was very helpful and I will be using it! TFS
Cindy @ http://cardcrazeeme53.blogspot.com/

ScrappingStephanie said...

Oh MY this is such a fun shape card! Love those colors. Great touch by adding the pretty flower. Great job with the challenge, thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.

areakka said...

What kind of glue do you use that sticks when you run it back through the printer? I've tried this and they always come unstuck.

Cindy said...

SUPER JOB with is Amazing card!I love the great shape and all the pretty details!It is sooo COOL,I LOVE IT!!Thanks for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

DonnaMundinger said...

So much fun! Love the layered flower and how you did the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with BBTB2. xxD

Staying Crafty said...

The colors on this project just POP! So glad to see it over at Whimsical Wednesday :)

Heather said...

Wow!! I love those 3-D flowers!! What an incredible card. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.