April 02, 2011

cQc #78 with MoJo! My First Circle Card!


The colors that Arielle chose for this week's Colour Q Challenge are simply delicious!  Or is it the yummy box of bon bons for inspiration that make me think that?  Oh my, what I wouldn't give for a box of those right now! 


Believe it or not, this may be my first ever round card.  I'm really enjoying have the Cricut to cut these larger shapes.  For the base of this card, which is a 5-1/4" scalloped circle, I used early espresso cardstock and the Sweet Treats cartridge.   The flower design cut from kraft cardstock was actually a selection mistake when I was trying to cut out a 5" circle.   It layered onto the scalloped background, so I used it anyway. 


The kraft cardstock was stamped with the fine lace background and kraft ink and the edges were sponged with Versafine Vintage Sepia...my favorite distressing ink pad.   The white center panel is a 2-3/4" square that I rolled with the Baby Tees jumbo wheel from Stampin' Up!  I had forgotten I had this wheel and this is the first time I've inked it up.  Have you ever done that?  I mean, forgot you bought something?   Sheesh!

I rolled the little baby tee onto pink pirouette cardstock using early espresso ink and cut it out to layer onto the white piece.  Once I finished tying on the gingham ribbon and brown/white bakers twine, I attached that piece to the circle and then the pink felt flower and leaves.  Hmmm... the pink pirouette didn't quite "go" with the other pinks!   So, I restamped the onsie onto pretty in pink cardstock and layered it right over top the pink pirouette.  I thought it looked better and gave the onsie a little more dimension.  This may be a color challenge "foul".  ;)

the inside . . .


Now, I don't want to forget to show you the awesome MoJo Monday sketch that was my inspiration for the round card. . .

Today has been a great day!  I got several things accomplished around the house and had time to stamp and repair a few cards too.   Why was I "repairing" cards?  Well, a couple nights ago, I was having a glass of wine while blog surfing and when I reached across the desk, I knocked my wine glass over right beside a stack of my recent card creations!!  Dang!! (although I said another word at the time!)   I was so mad at myself and have officially banned wine from my stamp room!  Thankfully, I only ruined one card entirely and the others I was able to salvage with new cardstock.   : /    And for you curious minds, that are wondering... it was a glass of one of my favorite wines (Moscato D'Italia - a sweet white wine) and I had only taken a couple sips!  ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!   Enjoy your weekend!
Quote for Today ~
A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it. ~ Frank A. Clark

13 comments:

LeAnne said...

OH, so cute, Pam! I wondered how you got the shape you did---cool cartridge! Thanks for using the CQC colors for this little sweetie!

Christina said...

Oh my, how cute! I have never tried a circle card myself, but it is so perfect for this card and that darling onesie. Love the felt flower and sentiment banner, too! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!

annieambriel said...

Such a GORGEOUS card.. didnt look like it was your first on this.. :)

Beautiful colours and the shape is awesome :)

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Pam! Love the shape and the layout. Love the way you used your colors! I feel for you spilling that wonderful glass of wine. Thanks for playing with us at the ColourQ.

Creative Mish said...

Aren't the round cards fun? I made my first one a few weeks ago. This card is precious and I love your quote today

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I too am a bit of a novice with circle cards, thanks for sharing. Love the spot of green with this card, great job with the colors. And sorry about the wine... it happens!

Gail S. said...

Supe cute card! What Cricut cartridge did you use??? I love the color combination - beautiful. Will have to try the wine.....but not in the craft room (hahah). You have got me hooked on "Electra" :o)

Lynn said...

This is beautiful!!! I love all of the pretty details and the scallop cut card base!

Anita S. said...

very cute card Pam. Thanks for playing along with us at the ColourQ this week!!!

Sandra Farrell said...

very cute. Thanks for playing with us at Colour Q this week.

Linda Beeson said...

Seriously too cute, love that flower/circle shape and the really cute little baby onsie!

Naomi said...

Wow, gorgeous card!!! I love every detail and although I always decorate the inside of my cards, I was blown away when I saw how you decorated the inside of yours, SO adorable!

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

So beautiful, well done!