I used to love making odd shaped cards, and somehow in the past few months I've gotten in the habit of making the "normal" size A2 card and not really branching out. Yesterday's sketch challenge on SCS was the perfect opportunity to make somehting a little different.
The first card was made with my new paper from Cosmo Cricket called Cogsmo - as soon as I saw the sneak peek last before the CHA show I knew I wanted it, and was lucky enough to find it at Jacksonbelle Embellishments (Lindsey is THE BEST!). Since it has such a funky mod print I thought it'd be perfect to match up with one of the new sets from The Cats Pajamas called "It's a Mod, Mod World". I paper pieced the rocket ship together, then added some rhinestone brads the Kim @ MFT sent me from Petaloo.
I altered the scoring a little on this card because I wanted the rocket ship to POP up off the card, so I used a 8" x 9" piece of paper and scored it at 4.25", 7.5" & 8.5" (using my Scor-pal of course) and folded the card in half @ the first score line, the 2 more times get get the nice popped up top piece. The folds are held together with a band that slip up from the bottom which was decorated with patterned paper, faux stitching and another rhinestone brad. This card is also part of the TCP Tuesday color challenge (TCPTUES05) which features a Cat's Pajama stamp and this week the color blue.... I think blue is the dominant color on this card (okay I may be pushing it a little)! You can see the challenge details on Toni's blog HERE.
The last card was made with paper from K&Companies Wild Saffron line. I stamped and cut out 3 flowers from the Doodle This stamp set, then added Basic Grey buttons to the centers. The sentiment is from American Art Stamp - I didn't pay attention to the size when I ordered it, but this is a large stamp! I love that it can definately stand on it's own on a card without needing lots of other embellishments - plus the font is really cool! The ribbon is from Papertrey ink - I'm so addicted to their monthly releases now and stalk Nichole's blog to see what the new paper & ribbon colors will be!
Which one is your favorite?