Whew! What a busy weekend! You can see from the shadows and glare in this photo that it was late in the day before I was able to take a photo of this card that was finished on Sunday, although I started it Friday!
This design is simple but was a feat in learning some neat tricks on my new Portrait. See below for details if you wish.
This card is for this week's CASual Fridays Challenge - or should I say challenges, because you can create your own challenge by playing tic-tac-toe as follows:
I chose Polka dots, Square and Birthday.
I filled the negative circle cuts with pink mirror card, silver mirror card and silver glitter card (they are actually slightly behind the black panel, although they look even with it). The Paper Smooches sentiment is embossed directly on the white cardbase.
Here in Canada it's Music Monday today. There's an organization that chooses a song that every school in Canada learns (at least the ones who sign up) and then we all sing it (theoretically) at the same time, outside our schools to fill the skies with music and remember the importance of Music in Education.
This year the song was co-written by Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) and Chris Hadfield (Canadian Commander of the International Space Station - and he can sing - here's a link to the video if you're interested) - it's called ISS (Is Somebody Singing) and is about how earth houses all of us and what a different perspective it is from space. It has a Major Tom feel, so it appeals to the Bowie fan in me. Anyway, I'm heading to Kate's school to accompany the 450+ kids and teachers while they sing it (yes, we're rolling the piano outside!) It's very exciting!
I hope you enjoy your day!
It's been fun learning how to use the Portrait - the software is so much easier to use than the old Cricut stuff that I had (I never tried their Craft Room or Design Studio, although I did have a Gypsy). I think it's because it's on your computer, full screen.
I started by drawing one dot (draw an oval while holding down the shift key), copied it 16 times and placed them loosely in rows. I then used the 'align left', 'space horizontally', 'space vertically' and 'centre to page' tools in the 'Align Window' (in the top right corner) to create a perfect 4x4 grid of dots. Then I deleted the second lowest row of dots and drew a rectangle (if you hold down the shift key, you'll get a square) for my sentiment. I then grouped everything together and rotated (use the 'Rotation Window' in the top right) it slightly so that it's on a slant. Here endeth the Portrait lesson, but if you want more detail, just let me know!