Every time I finish a card I think, "Okay, that's it for a while, I have other things to do." But then a new exciting challenge (or three) sparks my synapses and I'm right back into my craft cabinet. This time it was a combination of The Play Date Cafe and the Shaping Up Blog Hop and Giveaway by the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol's top 20 winners. Have you seen their shaped cards yet? I've been able to see most of them, but still working through. That leads me to another "every time" situation. Every time I look around blog land I find so many talented card makers to follow. I only started blogging in March, but sometimes I feel like I've been hiding under a rock because I'm still just getting to know the community. Here's a card I made to play along with my blogging pals:
I cut a sheet of overhead projector film and scored it in half. The carousel shape is from the Silhouette online store. I've had it for a long time, but just used it now. I freehand cut the manes and saddles because these horses were only silhouettes. I also cut the flowers on the Silhouette. Have you noticed I've been into making those flowers lately? I used a white gel pen for the middles. I adhered everything with glue dots or the Xyron. The back of the card was cut twice and the acetate was sandwiched in between to give it a finished look and so I can write on it. I thought the front was busy enough, so I did not include a sentiment. I'm sure I'd write "happy birthday" inside.