ODBD Challenge on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog, I immediately thought of my nesties. Then I thought most people would do something with nesties and I wanted to switch it up. I just used my paper trimmer and some punches to make this card. Last month, we barely got the 50 cards posted that we need to get ODBD to pay for two boxes of shipping. They're so generous to offer, but we as cardmakers have to live up to our end of the bargain. I though I'd made a card with simple tools to prove it can be done just in case anyone is hesitant to play along without a die cut machine. :)
I started with a folded A2 cardbase. I cut 1/2" off the bottom to make room for the pom pom. Next, I marked 1" from the bottom on each side and the midpoint of the top (2 1/8" from either side). Then I cut the card to make a party hat shape. I cut patterned paper to fit the hat, pieced together a crazy brim from scraps, and added a decoration to the top made from various paper punches and a brad. Then, I stamped the sentiment, though I would have been wise to have done so much earlier. Ribbon was a finishing touch.
Note: The black really is even on both sides, but the way it's standing open for the picture, the back of the card shows through and makes the layering look uneven. Sorry about that!
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 620 blank and 200 AnyHero (as of 4/24)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
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