April 1, 2008

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!!!!

I have never liked this particular day, only because I think kids use it to be cruel to each other. But, it is what it is so I hope nobody gets too bad a prank played on them!! This card is what I did Julee's Mojo Monday challenge and although I love the layout, something about this card is just not what I wanted it to be. I may have to try it again, but for now, here is what I did! I had started out with the idea of using my Tart and Tangy set but this one just sort of evolved and I ended up using other sets instead. The base of the card is Bashful Blue card stock which I then layered with Garden Green card stock. The next layer is Old Olive card stock with a piece of Summer Picnic dp layered on top. Then, a piece of Real Red card stock was added. I used my Ticket Corner Punch on every layer. I made the flower by stamping the flower from my So Many Scallops stamp set on Old Olive card stock and punching it out with my Scallop Circle punch. I paper pierced the scallops as well. The middle circle of the flower is actually Naturals White card stock that I sponged with Bashful Blue Classic ink and punched out with my 1 inch Circle punch (I didn't have any scraps of bb, so this seemed a quick solution). The center of the flower is a build-a-brad with a piece of Summer Picnic dp in the center. The stem of the flower is Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon and the leaves are punched out of Old Olive card stock using my Small Oval Punch. On each side of the card, I stamped the small bugs from my Garden Whimsy stamp set - aren't they cute??!! Then, on the left side I added three small buttons and on the right, I added the sentiment which is from my Much Appreciated stamp set, stamped on Naturals White card stock in Black Stazon, sponged with Bashful Blue Classic ink, punched out with my Key Tag Punch, and popped up on dimensionals. I also added a small piece of Real Red narrow grosgrain ribbon. On various parts of the card, I added some small dots using my Stampin' Write Markers and I also added a little bit of Stickles. Like I said, this card did not come together easily for me but here it is! I think I will have another go at this sketch later! Let me know what you think!

38 comments:

mochamama said...

Love the flower Alex!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

OH MY GOSH, Alex...what a FUN & YUMMY card...its just the HAPPIEST ever!! creative blessings, Debbie

Manna said...

What fun and colourful card, Alex!

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous card girl! Love the color choices and that build a brad is beautiful! {SMILEs}

suzann said...

This card is so ugly!!

APRIL FOOLS!!!

It's a fabulous card - love the colors!!!

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

I love this card, Alex. It's so cheerful in its colours. Great job.

CAKVD said...

This is beautiful!!! I agree with April fools day....my coworkers always used to play jokes on me. I'm pretty gullable!!
Cheryl

Lauren said...

Very pretty. Love the colors - it's so happy!

Bethany Paull said...

Nice! I like your flower. It's something different for that circle element.

Deb said...

beautiful card Alex, love the bright cheery colours. My kids are on school holidays so they missed the April fool pranks today!

corinnesomerville said...

I agree about April Fool's...I'll be so glad when this day is over ! I have played April Fool's jokes or enjoyed them being played on me.
I do love your card (no joke there !!)...it's so bright and cheery and great layout too !!

Love ya...

Melissa said...

How funny! I swear I was just sitting here thinking the exact same thing about April Fool's Day. Great minds think alike!

I think it's a cute card and my favorite part is the lady bugs!

Many Blessings,
M.

Tracy.H said...

Love it, Alex! I am gonna have to try a flower like this one myself. :0)

Corie said...

Love this card -- so many great colors

Erin... said...

what a fun fun card!! i have to check out the sketch it looks fantastic!

scrapnnMO said...

Absolutely beautiful card made by a very beautiful person! HUGS to you Alex! Have a lovely day! :)

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful card, Alex! I love the big flower and fun colors!

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great card, love that giant flower.

Diane said...

Great card Alex,you did a great job with the challenge!!!
Check my blog cuz I gave you an award!! Sorry I hurt your feelings yest.,lol!

Lesli said...

Great card Alex - I always love your stuff!!!

Helen & Co. said...

Lovely cards!! I love all the elements to this one!
Helen x

Marlou said...

Hi Alex!!! :) what an absolutely stunning card, I just love it and so colourful too which i also love!! thank you so much for all your lovely get well thoughts, you are a great blogging pal, and stampin hugzzz right back at ya!!! {lol} xx

Katie said...

I think this card is fab the way it is, love the green. The flower is beautiful too!

Katie
x

Joan and Amy said...

I like this....it's full of fun. Joan

malieta said...

What a pretty card and I love the flower!
malieta:)

Chris said...

this is very pretty...i love the colors!!! >"<

Denise~ said...

Super cute Alex! Love that flower. Great "Spring-y" card. :)

pescbrico said...

VEry cute card Alex :) Havea a great day

Amy G. said...

Great card Alex! I love the idea of creating a flower with that stamp...just used it today. ;)

My Paper World said...

I think it's gorgeous! The colours are beautiful!

Deborah said...

Don't you dare change this knock out card! I love it! It put a great big smile on my face! Thanks and hugs! Deb

Jen Glover said...

Seriously Alex, I think you should be submitting all of your work to SU and other mags and catalogs. You are so talented, you should get paid for what you love to do! *HUGS* Beautiful card! Yummy!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

So cute - love you're unique flower and the button embellishments. Thanks for playing! :)

mochamama said...

I sent you an award, pop over to my site, copy and save it. have a sweet day girl!

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome Alex! It's such a FUN card!
I don't really like April Fools Day either, only because I'm not really a jokster...lol
Hope you have a fab day! I'll be back to see your Wednesday card a little later ;)

kathleenh said...

This turned out really cute Alex! I especially like how you did the leaves.

dasimonds said...

Bright and cheerful!!
So Colorful...
I love it!!

Shannon McGann said...

WOW! This is wonderful! I love the flower you made with ribbon and punches and a build-a-brad! How creative are you?! :)