So, I decided to give Danielle and I another challenge. I sort of bit off more than I could chew for a moment. First off I had to go to the store to get a box of tissue and it was cold and raining. Then I forgot to make my card and had to make one at the last minute. I was using a stamp and I did not like it, and now I know, I need more "hello" stamps in my collection. So, tonight, I'm working on my card and Marc is asleep. I am on facebook chatting with Danielle and telling her about a phone stamp I'd seen and how I should sneak to buy it while he's sleeping. She's cracking up! I make my card and then I decide I don't like it. By this time, Marc wakes up and decides to come see what I am doing. Here are his exact words "I'm the scrapbook police. Your card is not approved. Start over." I'm thinking to myself, I wasn't even finished with it fool!!!! He cracks me up. It's like he has to approve our rules and we're the ones that come up with our own challenges. Geez!! So, here's my take on the tissue box. Thanks to Splitcoaststampers, that's where I got this idea from. My card is my own idea. I think it is missing something but as long as Danielle likes it, I'm good. hahaha
So Lameka is at it again. This time she says tissue box cover....I'm cheating a bit. I didn't have any of the square tissue boxes in the house. I only had long rectangular ones. Those are ugly. Therefore, I couldn't complete the challange...or could I!?!?! :) I scraplifted the measurements (from a post on SplitCoast), however they were too small for the travel tissue I used. So I recommend doing the measurements yourself. So I stuck with a black, white and red theme, because I do plan on sending this to Lameka, and I want it to match her scrap room. :)
I should have taken a better picture, but the Eiffel Tower is on some pop up dots.
I tried to keep it simple.
The other part of our challenge was a hello card. I saw this idea (which I can happily and proudly say) I stumbled upon on Split Coast. The person, I lifted it from, AMAZING!!! Except now I can't find her blog...but when I do, I will add it to the blogs we watch. Because she is sooo talented.
This is the front. I kept it simple, because the inside drove me crazy!
Pay no mind to my unmanicured fingernails....:) But this is an overview of the inside.
Here is another shot of the bird. I used the Stampin Up punch for the bird and I used pop ups on the wings. I did both sides of the bird so they are matching. The bubble coming out of the birds mouth says "hi."
The flash on my camera doesn't allow you to see it too well...but hopefully you get a good idea of what it looks like. The grass punch is a Martha Stewart punch I purchased from Michaels...with a coupon do doubt. :)
The next time I attempt this card, I will make the 'tree' on the inside bigger. It didn't round out as much as I would have liked it to....But I can always pick apart my creations...so I will leave it as it is, and I hope the recipient likes it!