Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Don't Be Square!

Hi everyone! Over on The Greeting Farm blog, they are having a challenge to create cards that aren't square. They can be any shape you want as long as they aren't the traditional rectangular or square cards. Well, I instantly thought of a Nestabilities card since I love making them lately. lol I pulled out Rock Star Anya because I hadn't inked her up yet....gasp....
Here is what I came up with....
I cut out the black card with the Curved Rectangle Nestie. Then, I cut a red panel with the next size down and embossed with the music note Sizzix texture plate. I stamped and colored Anya with Prismacolor pencils/gamsol. Cut her out with a circle Nestie and stamped "ROCK". Inked edges with red ink. Cut out a piece of Basic Grey's Scarlet's Letter paper with scalloped Nestie. Tied ribbons around the card and added the Anya piece. Added punched notes (out of silver mirror cardstock). Covered a chipboard "U" with BG paper and inked.

Well.....I just wasn't happy with this card. I didn't feel it was enough of an odd shaped card for the challenge. I entered it, but knew it wasn't worthy. So, what's a girl to do? Make another one of course!!! So, I had this vision of creating a freestanding Emerald City for the Dorothy Anya digi stamp. And here it is!!!!
I created Emerald City with strips of green cardstock and Stickles. Some of the strips are on pop dots for dimension. Added a door with brown cardstock. I then took a piece of yellow cardstock and lined it up under the door to get the width. Cut it away to make it appear to descend toward the door. Drew the bricks and attached it to the bottom of the card and folded the bottom so the card became "L" shaped. I added Flower Soft for the fields leading up to Emerald City. Then, I took a piece of black cardstock 4" x 4.25" and folded 1/2" of it over. I attached this to back with 3.5" coming toward the front. Folded 1" of the yellow brick road up and added double stick tape to the back of it. Lining up the two edges of cardstock, I pressed them together to create the hill in the road. Then, I printed out Dorothy Anya and Toto and colored them with Prismacolor Pencils/Gamsol. Glued them to a stiffer cardstock with spray adhesive and cut them out. I made little tiny triangles of yellow cardstock to create stands for them. Glued them to the back of them and then to the road. This will give you a better view of the depth of the card and the Flower Soft fields.

And where would Dorothy be without her ruby slippers?!?!?!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a creatively wonderful day!

7 comments:

Alicia said...

I love the Dorothy card - that is so cool and creative! How on earth did you think of that?

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

They are just fab! Love them both x

Shar said...

Adorable and so creative!

Jess said...

Absolutely beautiful! I think both cards are great but the second is truly unique.

Nancy said...

Just love your card The wizard of Oz has always been a favorite.And your card brings it to life. Thanks for all your lovly art.

Jennifer Meyer said...

Great cards Robin, LOVE the fun & creative designs! I hope you win the challenge, good luck!!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Cori S said...

SUPER cute!!!