Monday, April 5, 2010

Moxie Fab Challenge- 3 cards

The latest challenge on the Moxie Fab blog is called "Picking up the Pieces." Basically, the idea is to make a card by piecing paper together. They suggested several techniques to try, and I decided to make cards using fancy-cut motifs. I found elements in patterned paper I liked, cut them out, and reassembled them to make my cards. I used some rubber stamps for my sayings, but the cards are pretty much all patterned paper. This seems like a straight forward technique, I think other stampers will find it just as hard to set their rubber stamps aside!

I ended up making three cards using paper from My Little Shoebox. I bought the paper on a day that was grey and dreary and needed a little pick me up. Isn't it bright and cheerful? For all three cards, I had to use some of the My Little Shoebox cloud paper. I think it is my favorite.

On the first card, I made a little house scene using the patterned papers. I cut the green paper to make a grass fringe and added a saying by Impression Obsession. I don't know if you can tell from the picture that two of the flowers are popped up with foam tape.

For the second card, I cut out a branch and leaves freehand to serve as a perch for my bird. I then added a saying by Impression Obsession.

I took a close-up shot of the flowers to show you that they are popped up onto the branch:
Finally, I made a shaped card using my Nestability Labels 8 dies. I cut out an extra cloud and stamped it with a saying by Memory Box. When I glued the butterflies onto the card, I attached just their bodies so that the wings would pop up off of the card.

Another close-up of the popped up elements. I think you can also see the rhinestone heads better.

I thought it was fun to try something new. I don't know that I am ready to give up my stamps yet, but I liked how I ended up with three cards that coordinate with each other. I am always looking for gift ideas!


paula said...

Hi Laura, I love your 3 cards. They look wonderful. I know what you mean about not using stamps ;), but every now & then it's fun to do something completely different. Good luck with the challenge xoxoxoxoxo

Diana said...

OK, what could be more ADORABLE than a house card? Love that one!

Anonymous said...

Fun!! Love your cards! The house one looks 3D. How did you make it appear that the house is in the background? You rock! Q

Lea L. said...

These are all super cute! Great job with all the cutting and piecing! Great job with the Moxie Fab challenge!


Kerry said...

These are all so cute! I wouldn't be surprised if that adorable house card ends up being featured on the Moxie Fab World...such a cute scene you created!

Cindy Lee said...

Hi Laura! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your cards for the challenge! They are so CUTE! And colorful!

Kristin said...

These are all beautiful!

Cath said...

Hey Laura! Thanks so much for entering the Picking Up the Pieces Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! You've been a very busy girl! :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful pieced cards! Love the house design!