Monday, January 16, 2012
It's BBTB2 Monday Time.....Our talented leader Donna is the hostess for this week's challenge. She asked us to design with numbers...from any cartridge.
I had instant ideas on this challenge and I landed on the number 75. I am close friends with so many of my high school friends, we have reunion luncheons twice a year. Next year we all turn 75 so I made a birthday card for a dear friend although the card will sit for at least a year since the birthday is in December.
I used the numbers from Cindy Loo.... this cartridge has some mighty fine cuts but I absolutely love the alphabet and number cuts. The little turquoise design in the center above the numbers is from Cindy Loo as well. I cut three and made a flower. The base of the card was made from Wordle. I used to design a lot of cards using Wordle and then I sort of forgot about it. I had to email my friend DeeDee Campbell so she could jog my memory and she knew right off what I was looking for. If you haven't used Wordle, give it a try at www.wordle.net. You can have a lot of fun with this program which is free. I use the Word Clouds part of the program. The corners of the turquoise matting was corner punched with one of my fave punches. I've embossed most of the design and in the lower left corner I placed a Shrink Art birthday message. I have a box of these little trinkets that I made up a few years back. It is so much fun using a rubber stamp on the shrink plastic, then I cut it down, punch a hole and when I place the shrink plastic in the toaster oven, it is absolutely like magic to watch the little square curl up, uncurl, shrink down, leaving a very crisp sentiment.Thanks for visiting. We'd love it if you join in on our numbers challenge. Just be sure to give BBTB2 a shout out on your blog, and we ask that your card be new.