Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Criss Cross Applesauce

I'm so excited about this card! I have always wanted to try a criss cross card...they look so neat. I also knew that I'm not really very talented in the cutting department and that I would ruin lots of paper trying to get it right. If nothing else...I know myself well! This weeks Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC) on SCS is the Criss Cross Card. I figured this would be a great way for me to learn how to make them. I did, indeed, ruin some paper before I figured out the correct way to cut it but once I did *insert smack in the head smiley here*. They really are very easy! You can let your creativity shine with these. So here is what I used. Stamp set: Because of You. Cardstock: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Close to Cocoa, and Shimmery White. Ink: All the Same as the cardstock. Accessories: Brads, Sweet Shop Ribbon Originals, Apricot Grosgrain. I wanted to use some glitter on the flowers and the ladybug but I think the shimmery white is enough. I'm just thrilled with how this came together. I think the outside of the card looks like a tuxedo...silly, huh? So, this is it...this is the swap card. I hope they all like it (and I hope I have enough of the Sweet Shop ribbon for all the swap cards!).

Have a terrific Tuesday all!