Friday, May 2, 2008

LSC166: Circles

Today's Limited Supplies Challenge asked participants to use circle punches or cutters as the only tool for our projects. I used my Creative Memories Circle Cutting System to cut the card base and all of the circles you see on this card. I like my nifty cutter but I realized when making this card that it is IMPERATIVE that I get a cutter which will make it easier to know exactly what size circles I'm getting with one tool. I have the little plastic transparency guide that came with my CM cutting system but I don't always want to stop to dig it up and get it out. Okay, so really I'm just lazy and I guess that's not a good excuse to buy a new circle cutting system. Enough about that and back to the card. The most time-consuming part as you can probably imagine was cutting out the main image--not sure what I was thinking on that one! I will say that my Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife came in very handy when trying to cut around the monkey's tail. That was $5 I'll never regret spending. Another $5 I won't regret spending was my new Adirondack ink pad I got the other day at Scrapbook Friend'z. I have been having trouble with my Copics and black ink smearing and was getting pretty frustrated. I had heard good things about Staz-On and I'll be honest that I never tried using them because they had to be heat-set AND then I saw a video tutorial where this woman suggested using Adirondacks with Copics--the ink was permanent and didn't need to be heat set. I watched her stamp her image and just start coloring with no black ink feathering all over the place and I was SOLD. Sherrie Siemens is known as BCSherrie on Splitoast and let me tell you--I was happy to find her video!
The layout for this card was CASE'd from Kristina Werner. I can't seem to link to the card directly, but it was one of her Make a Card Monday projects so you can scroll down THIS PAGE and find the project dated February 25th.

Stamps: Changito acrylic set by Stampendous
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Berry Sorbet, White PTI, American Crafts DSP
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Accessories: Copics, Sakura Glitter Pen, CM Circle Cutting System, Aqua Painter, Berry Sorbet Wide Grosgrain Ribbon


Kelly said...

Not just cute, but stinkin' cute. Nice job!

Sherrie said...

So glad to hear that I could help you out with your copics....glad you didn't try with the would have made a LARGE mess, copics don't work with Staz-on at all because they are both solvent based.
I've had fun scrolling through your blog....lots of eye candy!!