Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Circle Card

Hello Again,

I should do more morning posts, I feel so accomplished.. Well I am still in my jams so maybe not so accomplished.

We are hanging on to the last strings of summer here in Michigan USA and I wanted to make a 'relax' card for Jo's Scrap Shack and Bunny Zoe's Crafts to commemorate these last days before school starts.

So for today I have created a circle card. I have never made a card that was not either a rectangle or square so I thought I would try my hand at making a circle card. Here it is.. Gulp! I hope you like it...

Relaxing scene using Distress Markers and Aqua Pen.
Cut a portion out of the back so it would stand.
Image was colored using Distress Markers and an aqua pen.
White sentiment was chosen not to distract from the focal image.
However, it does provide balance from the stamped image on top of the card.
Entering Challenges:

     Bunny Zoe's Crafts

I tried to color this image three different ways, Alcohol markers-too bold. PrismaColor pencils- too sketchy, Distress Markers with Aqua Pen- well that was just right. The scene is serene and full of watery color that adds to the calm.

How to:
  1. Stamped image in heavyweight watercolor paper.
  2. Colored image using Distress Markers and then blending them out with an aqua pen.
  3. Die cut image using a stitched circle die
  4. Die cut a larger circle for the card base.
  5. Die cut a second circle leaving some of the circle flat so it could stand. Then scored a line so the card would open from the back.
  6. Adhered the two larger circles together above the scored line to create my card.
  7. Stamped the top of a tree in light gray dye ink on the card base.
  8. Adhered the image to the card using dimensional adhesive.
  9. Die cut the sentiment and added it to the card.
There it is, my first shaped card.. Not bad for a first timer.. Well I have to start my day and get the kiddos going.. Don't forget to leave a comment good, great, or otherwise. Thank you so much for stopping by spending time with me. Have a great day and we will see you soon! 

All the best,
Shawna 

8 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the image and the design
Kevin xx

Monica Maier said...

This card is Beautiful!!! As is the one I recieved from you today! Thank you so much for the card and the sweet words inside!!!
Hugs, Monica!!!

Tina Campbell said...

Awww that is so darn cute :) Thanks for playing in the challenge at Jo's Funday Friday challenges :)
Tina DT

Teresa Kline said...

hello Shawna! super cute circle card, amazing coloring! so glad you played along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Suchi said...

Fascinating coloring there and LOVE that circular card! :)
Suchi xx

Petra Swart said...

I love circle cards and this one is so lovely, Shawna!!! Such a sweet relaxing scene you've got there!!!! Great colouring and the sentiment in white works wonderfully!!!! Lovely!!!

Monika Reeck said...

adorable Image
adorable coloring
adorable add of that sentiment
I love your design Shawna
so wonderfully made
hugs, Monika

Jinny Newlin said...

Swoon! Perfection! What a gorgeous creation! Everything about this says relax, and your color work is spot on!

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