Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ice Cream Sundae, anyone? Cuttlebug Challenge Blog Be Inspired Challenge #45: Shape Cards

This weeks Wednesday Be Inspired Challange over at the Cuttlebug Challange Blog was to create a shaped card...using a shaped card template from Paper Popsicles...


I don't work and create with shaped cards often...but I'm always up for a challenge..and change of pace..and anything that might expand the possibilities for me and add a little zip and zing to my repertoire ....and this weeks Cuttlebug Challenge Blog weekly challenge did just that!
I have to admit that I got off to a slow start....but once the idea came together in my mind it was a matter of committing to colors..and then the fun began and this is what I came up with...




I used an assortment of Core'dinations card stock in different colors,embossed with my Cuttlebug and an asst of folders... then sanded to reveal the color core..all of which added texture to define each "flavor" of ice cream (and the cherry) as I layered the card stock...and trimmed it to fit the template...

Two things come to mind when I look at the finished card....

#1. Working with a shaped template to make a card was fun...and now with "digtal EVERYTHING" becoming so popular...this opens up a whole new world of card shapes..sizes....themes etc...beyond what our die cutting machines can offer...

#2. Using Core'dinations Color Core card stock and some different Cuttlebug embossing folders is ideal for this card...because I look at it and think of how boring and "flat" it would have been with plain old card stock.

If you're thinking that you might like working with shaped cards... come on over to the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog HERE to see what my Design Team sisters created... you'll be amazed and in awe of the possibilties....and maybe YOU'LL even give this week's challenge a try!

26 comments:

  1. very sweet!I just love these little doo dads to work with don't you?!

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  2. Love this delightful paper ice cream sundae! How yummy with the fabulous sanded embossing!!

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  3. THis is adorable, Michelle!! I totally love your color palette, so perfect for my ice cream sundae!

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  4. Looks good enough to eat:) Just beautiful Michelle. Love the colors you used, they go together perfectly!
    Hugs
    Amber

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  5. Oh, WOW, this is just awesome. So very creative, I love it!

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  6. I loved all your layers on your ice cream sundae...you had my mouth watering :)

    I agree about the Core'dinations + embossing folders = fabulous dimension and texture!

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  7. Wow! Michelle, this is fantastic! Great colors and textures! Beautiful work! Blessings to you!

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  8. Michelle this is just adorable! Looks delish!

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  9. Your textures are wonderful - I agree about the paper choice!

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  10. This is super cute, love all of your different embossing, really give your Sundae dimension. Great job

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  11. Cute shape, yummy colors, and love the textures!

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  12. Yum! This looks good enough to eat! Fabulous!

    (-: Heidi

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  13. Pretty pretty pretty Michelle just love that sundae
    Hugs
    Beth

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  14. Cute card Mish.

    Sue Danko

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  15. What a YUMMY looking card! Love all the different textures.

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  16. OMGOsh!!! I love this!!! awesome design and great colors...TFS!
    Mandy

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  17. This is such an awesome card Michelle...tfs!!!

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  18. Oh Michelle, I just saw this on Cuttlebug Challenges and just loved it. It is awesome. I love it. You are so talented.

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  19. Yummm....this looks delish!!!! Love what you created!!! Off to listen to your interview!
    Maria

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  20. Sweet card Michelle!
    Hugs,
    True :) from: "True's Gifts From The Heart"
    Come check out my blog candy! ;)

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  21. Looks so yummy. That coordinations cardstock really looks great embossed and sanded. I'll have to try that. Great card.

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  22. You picked absolutely the most perfect embossing plates for your ice cream layers! LOVE this.

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