Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Digi Mojo fun and a Tutorial

  I had a Mojolicious day today- very relaxed and no pressures to finish anything by a certain time- it was delightful!
 First, I was inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch for the week:
 Here is what I created:
   The image is a freebie from McMahon Five Designs and is just one in a series of monthly awareness releases-grab it from the link on the top right in my sidebar.
  Purple is awareness for:
 Domestic violence, Pancreatic Cancer, Animal abuse, Overdose Prevention, Eating Disorder Awareness, Alzheimers, Chron's Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Epilepsy, Huntington's Disease, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Arnold-Chiari Malformation, Religious tolerance, Homelessness, Victims of 9/11, Macular Degeneration, ADD and ADHD, Sarcoidosis, GI Cancer, Thyroid cancer, Ulcerative Colitis,Wildland Firefighters.
  I decided to go with the circle- and wanted to make a larger card, larger than the Nestabilities I have.  So, I used the lid from a Gatorade mix , traced around it and cut it out.


  I cut the circle a little smaller than the lid- so I would have room for the scallop border I am going to make. 
  Now, I measure around the outside of the circle to see how long the border I am going to punch out needs to be to fit around the circle.  It will vary depending on the circle size.
   Next, I score the back/card stock down the middle and fold it in half.  I place the patterned paper on it and cut it out- be careful to leave an area at the top ~ an inch or so on the fold- that is the top of the card.
 

 This is the circle cut out and opened up flat.
   Next, I cut the card stock to punch out for the edge. The edge is punched out- a real wide punch will not work.  Snip/cut little triangles from the inside edge and form around the edge of the circle. Apply adhesive along the edge of the circle working about 2 inches at a time.
 When you start applying the strip- consider starting at about where '8' on a clock face is.  When you look at something, your eye goes up and to the left- so you want to avoid starting/stopping the strip in the upper left where your eye will detect it.
   This is the back of the patterned paper panel with my punched strip applied.

And this is how it looks from the front.  Now, tape this panel to the white cardstock you have just cut out and embellish.
Challenges:
Aly's- Get well or give support
Card Cupid-Shaped card
Crafty Catz- create something for a friend
Fashionista Friday-Purple


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

26 comments:

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card Shelly and a FABULOUS tutorial! Wonderful.
Lynn

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Wonderful card, and what a clever tutorial, thanks, I'm going to give that a try.

craftattack said...

Great card and thanks for showing how!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Shelly
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Jingle said...

Great card! I love the border!

Lynn Stevens said...

Thats Beautiful Shelly!

Jack said...

Thanks for the brilliant tutorial. Great work. xx

Vicki said...

This is wonderful, Shelly! So creative! Blessings to you!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love your card! and really appreciate your tutorial - will give that a try (-:

*Angela* said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for entering in the Card Cupids challenge this week!

lesleyworth said...

gorgeous! love how the purple pops in that paper! fantastic tutorial too! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Janet said...

This is a gorgeous card! Very useful tutorial!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Card Cupids =)

Radwa Bayoumi said...

Wonderful!!Thanks for sharing it with us at Card Cupids :)

Juliet A said...

This is a beautiful card, and the tut on snipping the border punch to make it fit is a good one!

Steph said...

Very pretty! thanks for joining the Card Cupids challenge.

Carrie said...

what a beautiful job with this sketch and great tutorial

Joan Ervin said...

Shelly...this is a fabulous technique....thanks for the great tutorial!!!!

Karen W said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial, I can't wait to try this. Beautiful card and idea!

Kim Score said...

Totally cool technique! this will work great for those super large circles that I don't have a nestie for. thanks for sharing

TrishG said...

Neat way to use the punch. It looks like a lot of work, but it looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

What a cool and creative border for any size circle. I can not wait to try. TFS......your tutorial was very helpful :-)

Nancy said...

I had to share my card. I am totally excited about the technique. Thanks so much Shelly. Nancy Littrell
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1951403?&cat=21160

Becky said...

Thanks for a great tutorial, I'm seeing a lot of circular borders now!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Thanks for sharing this, Shelly. Great tutorial - I'll have to try it.

Anonymous said...

Shelly, Thank you for the great tutorial....saves a lot of time with all of your very useful tips and hints, especially the visuals with the directions. Just think of what you are providing to the taste buds of other creative artists!! Appreciated! Best wishes for continued, marvelous ideas!! Carol

Wax Beach Artist said...

Fantastic tutorial and a beautiful card!