Friday, February 13, 2009

Well, here it is! This is what Shelby and I came up with for our challenge (see post below). Unfortunately, you can't see the color on two of the hearts, but in real life this is a pretty cool looking piece of art.

What happened to the color in the two dark hearts? This is much prettier in real life.

Well Shelby, it turns out that copper (any metal for that matter) doesn't scan real well.

Why don't you photograph it instead?

I would have done that, but last night when I tried to do so, my camera wouldn't work. I checked the batteries and . . . there were no batteries in the camera. Do you know anything about that?

Oh. I might have needed them for something else.

Okay, so this is how we made the card: Shelby punched the hearts out of the copper, then I ran them through the Big Shot in Cuttlebug embossing folders. I colored them with alcohol ink to get a base coat, and then used StazOn pads to color the embossed parts separately. Then I popped them with Pop Dots onto another sheet of copper which had been run through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. The sentiment is embossed in white. Finally I folded the corners.

The corner scrunching was my idea.

You, Shelby, are a creative genius.

Cyndi and Shelby


Michelle Murphy said...

hey that looks like one i got today at lunch..thanks girls..i really loved it

Shelly Hickox said...

This is so cool! I love the two tone effect on the hearts. Great idea! I started experimenting with your challenge idea a few days ago. Unfortunately, I can't tell you what I did because it's a secret. If I told you, I'd have to kill you. We don't want that.

Don't you love that Swiss Dots folder?

Cyndi Watkins said...

Shelly Hickox, if you are not going to post what you did, please do not hint that you did something really cool but won't share. Cyndi's beside herself with unsatisfied curiosity, and I am the one who has to live with her. Give a girl a break!


Michelle Murphy said...

hey i am almost done with mine...cuttled bug all the pieces yesterday..inking tomorrow night..and hoping to get all together then too:D..sure it won't be a awesome as shelly's but you did inspire me thanks