Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Round in Circles

Happy Wednesday!!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  As this is the first week of the month, we have a Designer's Choice Challenge and Joy has challenged us to use circles on our projects.  This is the card I created:
 I used a circle frame stamp to create a pattern all over the entire background using light gray, black and red inks.  It took a bit of time but it did create a really fun pattern.  I didn't want to cover it up (plus this is card for my brother-in-law, so no need for anything fancy), so I decided to give the eclipse technique a try.  I drew a faint pencil line across the center of the card both vertically and horizontally and used those to line up my letter dies.  I taped them in place with washi tape and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I adhered the little center pieces back in with liquid glue and adhered the letters with foam tape for some fun dimension.  Then I stamped the "birthday" stamp, which, in hindsight would have been easier to do BEFORE adhering the letters.
I finished everything off with some matching enamel dots, which are also more circles.  This was a really fun challenge; I hope you will play along with us.  Make sure you stop by the House Blog to see how the rest of the team interpreted this challenge.

Stamps:  Repeat Impressions "Dotted Circle Frame" and "Happy Cling Set" birthday
Dies: MFT Stitched letters

Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas #380--anything goes
Cardz TV #58--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #334--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Creative Fingers #150--anything goes


Cheri said...

This is such a creative card, Heather! I haven't tried the eclipse technique yet, it looks fantastic on this card. That circle stamp used this way makes me think of baseballs!

Donna said...

What a fabulous masculine card, this is stunning. I thought of baseballs right away when I saw it. So clever.

Esther Asbury said...

What a fun background, Heather - it reminds me of baseballs for some reason. Great masculine card and such a fun way to use that stamp!

Laurie Unger said...

Very creative use of that stamp. I agree 100% with Esther - when I first saw this I immediately thought of a baseball too!

Carol L said...

I know you explained in detail how you created this but my mind won't wrap around the technique at all! LOL It probably just looks more complicated than it really is?! I do love what I'm seeing with all the baseballs! NJ!

Glittered Paws said...

I too thought of baseballs as soon as I saw this card yu did such a good job of getting thing lined up. Great use of our circle challenge.

Ginny Maxam said...

Such a great card, I love the bold colors!! ! Thank you for taking the time to join in the challenge at Word Art Wednesday ! Ginny M DT

joy said...

Oh what a great card! It reminds me of baseballs also - and would be a fabulous card to CASE for my grandson who is a baseball nut!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this fun card - circles make a cool card!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)