Friday, September 30, 2011

Card Challenge

Emma at creative time for me is having a card challenge using a font cricut cartridge. I decided to try it. It's funny that the card that I had in mind is nowhere near the card I ended up with. Before I chose a cartridge, I had in mind that I was going to make a fun, cheerful Halloween card. I even pulled out my Halloween sentiments and Emma's banner stamps(I was going to use the banner to spell the word "Boo")! Yet, when I went to to figure out which cartridge I was going to use, I looked on the old west cartridge and saw this lantern then completelychanged my mind. Lanterns remind me of spiritual themes (my daddy's a minister, I guess that's why), so I came up with the idea to use that image as a spiritual/inspirational card (that's what I was aiming for anyway).

The little flame is from straight from the nest cartridge and I lucked out because I didn't even have to size it, it automatically came out the perfect size!
I ended up doing two cards because I couldn't figure out if a white mat (my original card) wouldbe better than a gray mat (that card I think of as my masculine card for some reason). But since I was using Emma's 3in card base, I had plenty of scraps left over to make two cards.

I LOVE these stamps! I used 5 different stamp/die sets from Emma and they all can be interchanged! (small talk, fancy frame and die set, build a banner kit, Race for a cure and XL label die)
This is the second card I made. I think I like the original (white mat) better.


  1. your cards are great, love all the details and texture! thanks for playing with us at My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday!

  2. These are great! Love the embossing and that lantern is perfect!!

  3. Great job! Love the sentiment.

  4. These are beautiful!! Love how you used the XL die,all the stamps and the embossing!!

  5. Oh wow, I can't decide which one looks better. They both turned out so differant but very, very nice. I don't know...I really like the silver, but the white is so elegant. Truth be told, I keep scrolling up to keep looking! Great job!

    Have a great day!

  6. What beautiful cards! I love that lantern cut! Thanks for playing along with My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge!!!

  7. These are awesome. I love that beautiful lantern cut. I didn't even realize that there was one. It looks perfect on these sweet little cards. Hugs- Glora