A new month is upon us, and that means a new challenge hostess for our weekly CCEE challenge. This month it's little 'ole me. And the theme for this month is "Shape Up!" There will be no required images or colors, just shapes. And this week everyone was challenged to make a circle card.
When working with circles, I love using JustRite images. Most are designed as circles. Some are ovals, and of course you can use the Rectangular Stampers with the different fonts and make your sentiment horizontal or vertical with the Vertical Stamper. But the majority are circles.
I think this sleigh from the Old Fashioned Borders and Centers set is just charming. My great Uncle actually took me on a sleigh ride one winter during my early teens. We rarely visited in the winter, so it was quite the treat. He used one of his Belgians to pull it. They are the sweetest gentle giants. Well, at least his were.
Anyway, back to the card. I stamped the image onto 140 lb coldpress watercolor paper with Versamark, and embossed it with Detail Black embossing powder. I then colored it with my Tombows and an aqua pen.
The shapes are all Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders).
Don't forget to head on over the CCEE Stamper's Blog to see what the other gals came up with for circles.
I thought I'd share a storage idea with you really quick too. I have MANY JustRite images and was finding it a challenge storing them until I found these circle containers. Woo-Hoo!! The smaller ones are from WalMart. They fit every Circle except the 3 1/4" ones. Even the smaller ovals. The larger ovals fit beautifully in the large containers. The larger ones are even magnetized. You can get them from IKEA, but you have to purchase them "in house". I don't have an IKEA nearby, so I searched online and found these Grundtal containers at The City Pantry. The labels are really tiny. They're 2/3" x 1 3/4".
eta: I kept all the cards with the image photos on them and put them in a binder. It's easier to choose the borders and to see all the images.
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Have a fabulous week!!