Thursday, September 01, 2011

An Unusually Shaped card–and more FREEBIES added to “The Vault”


Day 185 – 365 Cards 

We were asked to: “Create an unusual card shape”

So I made:


Totally impractical, this card measures 6 inches tall and two inches wide – don’t put it by an open window or it will tip over and spill soda all over your carpet! 

I created a vector from a photo of the bottle, adjusted and sized it.  I traced it in my Silhouette software and asked my machine to draw it using a pen.  Then I used watercolour pencils to color, blending with a paper “stump”  I embossed the cap in black. 



You can’t really see it here but the liquid has glossy accents schmeared all over and its shiny. I cut the card base out of two slightly enlarged bottles which I mirrored and welded together.   Really is a cute card!  I will write “just POP-ing by to say hi!” 


When I was making this card I was also cooking bacon.  Multi-tasking is my middle name.  My sister Nina was concerned I would get grease on my project but I assured her that I had a finger bowl of soapy water at hand, and that it was gentle on them too.  Remember Marge in the old Palmolive ads?  I am dating myself for sure.  In case you never had the delight – here’s one of the commercials, so fun!

By the way – something FISHY is going on over at Nina’s blog




Thanks for stopping by to visit.  I have added 5 freebies into “The Vault” – click the tab at the top of the blog.  These are:

  • Keeping Toasty – Mitts and Muff (Christmas section toward the end)
  • Moon and Stars – this was a very  popular download when it first came out
  • New Growth – heart shaped vines
  • Keeping Time (nice vintage pocket watch)
  • Oh Canada (patriotic full kit)


  1. What a fabulous card sis, love the idea, great coloring job too. Not surprising being as you are such a wonderful artist. I too remember those commercials. Thanks for the free stuffs.

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [02 Sep 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Wonderful card, love it.

  4. Such a lovely shape and very beautiful visually too!
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  5. Good afternoon Barb:)
    I too LOVE your card!! HOW CUTE!!!! I LOVE the sentiment you are going to put inside too.:) I CAN see the glossy accents!! COOL!
    I remember Marge too!! hehe I bet I saw more of her commercials than YOU did.LOL
    Thanks for the freebies!!!

    Have a FANTASTIC weekend my friend.:)


  6. Very cute idea! Great colouring!

    ~ Ü ~ Hilda

  7. Very cool! You and your sister are very talented ladies :-) Thanks for playing along with 365 Cards.

  8. Great card! So fun!
    Wow! cooking and are great at multi-tasking.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


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