Wednesday, June 24, 2009

We're back.

I think I forgot to mention on here that Chase and I were headed to Florida for a short trip. We just got back today, so there's been a lot of laundry and cleaning! So I'm back. I did have a chance to finish my card for Kwerner's challenge. Here's the colors:I used some of my recent American Craft Thicker shapes to make the focal point of this card. However, since they were originally white I just used my ink pad to change their color. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
I also wanted to show you how I made the punch beneath the birds. I could buy a ton of punches, but a lot of times I don't think I will use the more elaborate ones enough to justify the money or space. So I just punch the first row, and then use my crop a dile to punch more roles of holes. What do you think? Not too bad right? Lastly, remember my latest thickers find? Well, I'm sure it was the heat, but when I came home check out my vinyl thickers? Um, I don't think that's suppose to happen. Anyone else have this problem?

14 comments:

Kari said...

Very cute card! What you did with the crop-a-dile is great! I am going to have to try that one! Thanks for sharing!

Randee E said...

Such a cute card! And I love the border you created. I'll need to try that too!

Christina said...

Love your card! I really like how you punched out those circles using the Crop-A-Dile! What a great idea! It sounds like you had a nice vacation!

Ann said...

This card is adorable! Ugh, sorry to see your Thickers like that!

Soulful Glamma said...

very cute.

Kelley Eubanks said...

Glad you guys had a good time and got home safely! Sorry about your Thickers. I have seen some of the vinyl ones on clearance before somewhere and they were peeling up like that. I bought some at BL when I got mine and was worried that they would do that. Mine haven't yet but mine are still in the package and squished by 20 other sets of thickers! (that is somewhat of an exaggeration) ... somewhat

Winter said...

Cute card! I love the punch you created with the Crop-O-Dile! What part of Florida did ya'll visit? We went last year to Destin, Florida to renew our vows, it was beautiful there! I grew up around Galveston Texas, those beaches are just gross compared to Florida! I can see that beautiful water in your picture! :)

Karen said...

I have that MS dot scallop punch and holey camole macarole!! You just showed me that I did not need it! Great card, just love your love birds!!

Rose said...

Great card! I love the crop-a-dil custom border punch you create :) very creative!

Vera said...

Lovely design!

~kelly marie~ said...

Love love love the card!! So gorgeous! What a great idea to recreate those border punches with the cropodile! Love it!

I hope you had a great time in Florida! Where did you go?

Dana Gustafson said...

Way cute Courtney! I love your birds and the addition of dots to the border! Cool!

PurpleD said...

Your card is SO CUTE! :-)

You look so care-free in that beach picture! :-)

SundayL said...

Great Idea of the Crop-a-dile holes! Like it!