Friday, October 5, 2012

Crafty Gals are Thinking Outside the Box....


Hi bloggers!
I hope you have had a wonderfully, blessed week.

Today is the 5th so that means the Crafty Gals are creating!
Our blog group (on SCS) posts creations every month with a different hostess each month. This month it's Athina's turn. She challenged us to make a creation "outside the box", so no square or rectangles cards or even scrap pages. Along with this challenge she wanted us to try a new technique. Now, I must say....I think I've tried them all, techniques that is, but there is one that I don't think I have used in a long, long time so I chose to do the frame/cut out/punched negative space technique. I'm not sure of it's name but I like the look of something cut out of the front of your card and having something to go along with it on the inside.

Here's what I made...

 I went crazy with my Cricut! I love my new Art Philosophy cartridge!!!! :)
The back piece is cut with that cartridge in Melon Mambo c/s.
 I love, love the card features on this cartridge. I used one of the many card designs on with the chocolate chip piece of c/s. It even cuts out the flowers on the front for you! They coordinate with the cut out on the back. I placed another piece of Melon Mambo c/s inside the card then placed pearls in the middles of the flowers :)
Here's a close up of the stamping I did. I used a SU! stamp set called Lacy & Lovely for the flowers and Family Phrases for the sentiment. I popped the sentiment punched piece up so I could nestle some buttons around it. The buttons are from an order I just got in from MFT. I love their buttons so much! I finally had a chance to use some MS baker's twine I got....the pink shade went well.

Thanks so much for visiting me today!
Be sure and check out the other Crafty Gals to see how they made it "outside the box" :)
Their blogs are listed over there ------------------>

Until next time...
Blessings...

Melina

12 comments:

Jackie said...

Very cute Melina & I like the colors you used!

Barb said...

Melina-sweet card. I love the sentiment and the colors are just perfect!

Carolina Little said...

Melina, you did an awesome job. I didn't try that technique either and it looks SO NICE!!!. Beautiful card!!!

Athina said...

Awesome card! I love the colors you have used! Great job with the challenge!

Patty Gorka said...

This is really neat! Love how you punched out the flowers on the front of your card.

Tracie said...

Yay! Cricut card - love it!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Great layering of the sentiment and the embellies. Really cute card!

Darlene said...

Love the Mellon Mombo with Choc Chip CS, great combo! You've mentioned that Cricket cart before, I'm going to have to check it out. The back base piece is awesome! Love the cutout flowers on the front and the circles & buttons are great to finish it off. Great job!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Melina, this is such a pretty round card... and how very clever of you to punch the flowers and then place pearls on the inside of the card to serve as the flower centers. Very creative!!!

Heather B said...

Love the flower cutouts on the front. Such a cute idea!!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Great job with the Cricut card. I like how the pearl show through the openings.

MiamiKel said...

Wow I am in awe! The colors are splendid!! Xoxo