Sunday, December 16, 2007

Rick Rack Card

I made this card for the Caardvarks rickrack challenge!! The only rickrack I have is this multicolored stuff. So I decided I needed to have some color fun!!
I saw my textboxed set from Papertrey Ink and realized that I haven't even used the stars yet ... so I decided to have fun with it. I started out by embossing the box with black ep. Then I cut out the stars using my hobby knife and matted the box onto a multi-colored sheet of paper. In real life, those stars are partly blue and sorta purple. Then I put this onto a piece of black cs. I then added the bottom strip of rickrack. But then what... I had a ton of space and some horrible balance problems. See this is why I need to learn more about design basics!! I was STUCK. I stamped the sentiment onto more of the multi-colored paper and stamped and cut out a tiny star to add to it. But where to put it?? Well I fiddled and farted around until I decided to add the second piece of rickrack at an angle and put the sentiment off to the right. I'm not sold on this card but it is definatly striking when it comes to color!!
thanks for visiting!!!

11 comments:

Kelly S said...

I love that ric rac! Very cool!

And the build-a-brads do work great! You punch whatever you want with a 1/2 in circle punch, stick it to the bottom piece of the brad and then peel off the bubble top. I have heard you have to be careful with the "bubble," if you touch the sticky side, it will show your fingerprints. But otherwise I am in LOVE with my BAB!

Penny said...

great card!

Tracey said...

love the colors in the card, and I will also be popping in every Tuesday to see what you have been learning:)

jlazarski said...

What a fun card! I like how you embossed the rectangle and then cut out the stars to give it depth. And the ric-rack is really showcased against the black BG. I might even add a third piece of ric-rack, but that's because I love working with odd numbers.

I'll check in on Tuesdays, too -- can't wait to see the first 'lesson'!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow what for a fabulous Card. This is awesome.

~JULES~ said...

The card looks GREAT!
Can't wait to see what new techniques you learn & share with us all
merry Christmas
JULES

Andrea, said...

Fab card, I love the colour of the ric rac

lauren said...

not only do i LOVE this card... (which i totally do: it's fun, it's funky, it's fab!) ...i love the way you took stuff you had and MADE IT WORK!!! (definitely worth the "fiddling" time, imo!) :)

~KRISTY~ said...

LOVE YOUR NEW CARD!WHAT A YUMMY BROWN & THE RIK RAK LOOKS AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Its a fab card - I love the ric rac! :)
Vanessa.

Tammy said...

Great card!! Love the way you have the ric rac at an angle. Adds a unique touch to your card.

Tammy
SBS4 sister