Monday, August 12, 2013

Thank You "Deer"

Good morning and happy Monday!

I am playing along today with the Trendy Triangle Challenge that Cath is hosting over at the Moxie Fab World.  In the inspiration photos that Cath shared with us teeing up the challenge, there was a deer head brooch comprised of triangles.  I clearly found that piece of jewelry intriguing and used that as the inspiration for my card.

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Using my Silhouette Portrait, I cut a deer's head and mounting plaque from black cardstock. Next, I ran the die cut shape through my xyron to add adhesive all over the front of the die cut. I then covered the deer with triangles that I cut from cardstock using PTI's Triangle cover plate. 

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I flipped the die cut over and using scissors and a sharp crafty knife, I trimmed away the excess bits and pieces of cardstock.  I am not going to lie, this was a painstaking process and got me wondering how I could have done this better/more easily. I also learned that I needed to glue down the edge triangles as the pressure from the scissors and knife had a tendency to dislodge the triangles. 

I mounted the deer's head to it's plaque with a bit of foam tape and stamped the sentiment from Avery Elle's Modern Leaves stamp set in black ink. 

Here is a look at the jewelry that inspired this card: 


You have Monday, August 19th to link up your take on this triangular challenge.  Thanks for stopping by!

Katie


32 comments:

  1. Wow...this is AMAZING! I can tell it must have been a lot of work - but it came out fabulous!!!

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  2. Just incredible! I'll cry if you don't win.

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  3. This card is fantastic! So cool, great work!

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  4. This card is fantastic! So cool, great work!

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  5. Awesome awesome Katie! What a fab card!

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  6. This card ROCKS!! For reals..... :)

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  7. This card ROCKS!! For reals..... :)

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  8. Oh man... this is amazing o_O

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  9. Wow! Your paper piecing is a wonder! Gorgeous.

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  10. Oh, dear! I thought the image looked familiar - what am amazing job you did! I can totally relate with trying to make the artistic vision a reality but in the end your dear (and card) are fantastic! I love the colors you chose - so very bold and fun like the triangles themselves!
    I wonder if liquid glue would have held more firmly. I love my sticker maker, too, but knowing the challenges you faced I might use liquid if I were going to try something like this!
    Thanks so much for sharing and good luck with the challenge!

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  11. Hello fabulous, this is spectacular!

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  12. That is exactly the piece that caught my eye in Cath's post - so glad to see you gave it a try. Love it.

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  13. I can't even tell you how awesome this is! I am totally in awe!

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  14. Hey Katie! Thanks for linking this up to the Trendy Triangles challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  15. Katie I just wanted to pop over after seeing your card on Moxie Fab! This has got to be the cutest card ever! I am your newest follower! Great inspiration!

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  16. wow this looks awesome and your patience and work ethic really deserves a prize!

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  17. Amazing! Congratulations on the win at MFW!

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  18. Amazing! Congratulations on your win at MFW!!!

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  19. HUGE CONGRATS on your Moxie Fab win Katie :) :) :)

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  20. Absolutely amazing Katie!!! I am so impressed by your execution, colour palette and patience!! Congrats on a very deserved win!!

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  21. Holy Moly! What an amazing piece of work! So worth all the time you spent on it! Congrats, Katie!

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  22. Amazing! I'm so glad your patience and creativity were rewarded - congrats!

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  23. This card is fantastic! Congratulations on winning the challenge. I just about died when I came across your card. What a great idea.

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  24. Congrats on your deserving win, Katie! This is awesome!!

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  25. Hi Katie!

    My sister is writing a few of your cards for Practical Solutions, and she said, "I really like Katie's style." And I told her you HAVE to see this card, then! We both just love it, and I'd have to say it now sits in the top 3 cards I've ever loved. Ever. Just thought you should know! Happy Saturday!

    Susan

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  26. WOW. What a totally deserving winning card. Amazing creativity and execution here. Congrats!

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  27. WOW! I love your beautiful projects. So happy to follow you.. :)

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