Monday, May 31, 2010

Sheep in the Meadow

Ever wonder what sheep do when no one's looking? LOL This is my card for the final challenge in the semi-finals of the Summer CAS DT Call on Splitcoaststampers. We were required to make a card with a moving part. When I read that I started panicking because I've never made anything like that before. I had to do a lot of research and found some really amazing cards but I wanted to do something more original. I love cute so my card had to be cute. It's been ridiculous hot lately and that means two things: lots of time at the park and popsicles. Then the idea of a seesaw dawned on me!

Of course I had to put animals on the seesaw and I decided they would be sheep. I pulled out a much-neglected set fittingly called Happy Baa...thday. If the sheep were to rock back and forth, then it was perfect that I would hide one half of the sentiment behind each sheep. To complete the scene, I used the flowers from Lily Valentine Ballerina and the outline of the sheep's bodies as clouds. Oh, how I love those dotted lines from Top Ten. Let me count the ways! Much like the border on this card, they were a nice subtle touch to finish off this card. I left out the left and right borders because the sheep's legs would extend past them. Leaving the lines makes the card feel open and airy, much like a real meadow. :)

As soon as my son saw my card, he started "Baa..."-ing at the sheep and thought it was hilarious that they could rock back and forth. As much as I wanted to, I couldn't let him play with it because he would've destroyed it in ten seconds flat.

Sources: SU Kraft & Bashful Blue cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Local King Rubber Stamp Happy Baa...thday; Pink Cat Studio Lily Valentine Ballerina; PTI Top Ten; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Vivid Sky ink; SU large oval punch; SU silver brad; popsicle stick; cordless drill


Sunghee said...

Amazing!!! Love it love it love it!!! What a great fun project!

Saskia said...

Ooooh.... lovely card!!! So funny and so sweet!!

Saskia :)

Saskia said...

Hello Emily!

Thanks for the lovely message on my blog, about the little doggie! If you want one... I can put you on my 'little-doggie-waiting-list'! :)

Saskia :)

Kim Dellow said...

OMG That os just totally brilliant! LOL! Kim

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is ADORABLE! Love the teeter totter you created! Very clever! :)

Antje said...

This is the cutes card I saw EVER - the idea of the popsicle stick as a seesaw is hillarious!!! you are such a clever crafter!

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