Sunday, June 9, 2013

Loopy Birthday

I my continuing effort to use my new stuff and put it away, I pulled out my Memory Box Loopy Circles die. Let's just say I started out making something completely different than this, but I'm kinda happy with how it turned out.

Here's the card, then I'll explain:

After several false starts, I die-cut the circles out of both blue and dark pink. I wanted to use the blue as the main piece (you all know how much I love pink, right?) so I popped the whole die-cut out of the blue piece, and pulled just the outlines from the pink die-cut.

Adhesive ... how to make it stick. I turned the blue piece over and lined the back with Sookwang tape so the sticky side faced front. Then I turned it right-side up and carefully placed the pink circles into position. Then the work began: I took each of the blue pieces and put it back into the shape. When it was all done, I turned it over and burnished the back with my bone folder to make it stick reeeeal good. It looks cool now, but I was definitely questioning my sanity while doing it.

I stuck on the banner pieces using my Tiny Attacher and covered the staples with the sentiment banner. A few enamel dots to pull in the grey, and I called it done.

I had originally put it onto a grey card base, but I detested it, so I put it onto white instead. Much better.

In case you're wondering "why pink?", I took the colors from the current Play Date Cafe challenge:

and I followed the current (checks quickly... *phew*) Freshly Made Sketches sketch:

I declare this a masculine card, even with the pink. Well, I know a guy is the intended recipient, so it's masculine in my world.

I may go back in and try to salvage one of the false start versions of this. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used but not linked below: SU Taken With Teal and Melon Mambo (I think - they were scraps) card stock, misc grey card stock, Divine Twine, dimensional adhesive.


  1. I like the way it turned out, too. I've seen that die and the thought of gluing it down made me not even consider it, but this is a great way to use it. Not nearly as fussy with the glue. Thanks!

  2. That sounds like a ton of work, but the result was well worth it. Such a fun card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. Great card! I love the bright pink loops! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Awesome card Leslie! Love the circles! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

  5. Pretty! I have definitely done that too, ended up with something completely different than I intended! Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!


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