May 7, 2011

Make it Monday #13 meets Tuesday Trigger: A Polka Dotted Hullabaloo


Good morning!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned.  We have several fun things on the agenda for today, so I'll get right to today's card.

I've been mulling over this week's Tuesday Trigger:  A Polka Dotted Hullabaloo for quite a while, and when PTI released the latest Make it Monday challenge, it was just the inspiration I needed.  The Trigger photo this week is some fun fabric from Moda.  The Make it Monday challenge is to use an impression plate and die simultaneously.  Hop on over and see the video tutorial if you haven't already--this is one cool technique!


I started by lining up the eyelet border die toward the bottom of the polka dot impression plate, then ran it through my Big Shot with some Ocean Tides cardstock.  The impression of the eyelet border looked great, but the center holes were partially cut out.  That gave me the idea to punch them out completely and place strips of colored cardstock behind the holes to replicate the polka dots in the trigger photo.

For the focal point, I die cut Mat Stack 3 from white cardstock and stamped it with the coordinating polka-dotted label and a sentiment from Boy Basics:  Truckin' It.  I die cut, stamped, and colored the fire truck from the same set and popped it up on foam dots.  A few threaded buttons mimic the colored dots and add the finishing touch.


All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock:  Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy, Bashful Blue, Harvest Gold, white
Stamps:  Boy Basics:  Truckin' It, Mat Stack 3 Collection
Ink:  Ocean Tides, Cranberry (Clearsnap), Black (Inkadinkadoo), Copic markers
Tools:  Polka Dot impression plate, Eyelet Border die, Mat Stack 3 die, Truckin' It die
Accessories:  buttons, DMC floss

For all of the moms out there, I hope you have a fantastic Mother's Day!  We all deserve to be spoiled for at least one day each year, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

25 comments:

Kristii said...

Sooooo very cute!!! I love the combination of the eyelet border die and the impression plate!!! So creative!!!

Karen B. said...

Ahh this is so much fun! And it really makes me want to purchase that impression plate and eyelet die! Might have to do just that. Oh, and great color scheme too.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I hadn't even thought of that Mat Stack 4 for the Moxie Fab challenge, and I too mulled it over for awhile. Love what you've done with the Make It Monday technique.

Lindsay said...

Oh goodness! This is too cute Christina! Love it!

Ginny said...

Yes, makes me want to purchase this combination of impression plate and eyelet die....I LOVE how you placed the colored card stock behind the die! What a cute, cute, cute card for a little boy. Perfect in every way.

Francie said...

Your card made me smile! Great use of the MIM technique, and the repeating polka dot elements are perfect.

Chris Simon said...

What a wonderful card! I love your quick thinking when the eyelet holes were partially cut out - great opportunity, and you didn't miss it! The colored strips behind are the perfect touch.

VanessaB said...

SUPER CUTE!!!

Cristina said...

Love how you used that eyelet die! I just rediscovered that die lately and have been using it nonstop. But not nearly as cleverly as this. Awesome.

Jean Martin said...

Oh my goodness girl! This is super cute!!!! I always love your choice of colors. Sooooo cute!!!!!

Karen said...

This is such a COOL card Christina!! Love every single element of it!

Happy Mothers Day to you - hope you have a lovely day and get spoilt rotten!

Luv Karen
x

Diane Jaquay said...

Christina, this is SUCH a creative combining of those 2 challenges!!! I love the embossing you've done, and the fun colors and adorable little fire truck. Really outstanding work girlie!

Marisa said...

This is beyond cute, Christina!! Love the colour combo and the pops of colour with the buttons and circles in thd horizontal emobssed panel. Of course, I'm loving all the polka dots, embossed and stamped :)

Mommy said...

Oh my goodness I love this little boy card! I just used this set to make a card yesterday for a birthday party my son had to go to....I love the set and I love how beautifully you interpreted the challenges in your card! It is truly stunning!!!!! TFS!

kasia c. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you used that eyelet lace die! Fabulous combination of those two challenges.
Happy Mother's Day to you!
{hugs}

Suzanne said...

Happy Mother's Day, Christina!

This card is perfect for both challenges - absolutely adorable!

Jen W. said...

Awesome combinations of challenges, Christina! This is such a sweet card!

Cath said...

Hey Christina! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

xiumaiyuki said...

How fun is this card??!!! I love polka dots theme that is everywhere and how you focalized the truck in that MS 3. It's the perfect spot!!!

Happy Belated Mother's Day!!! Sorry for being MIA for so long. Life.... ugh! :o)

kari bell said...

this is absolutely adorable!! great job on BOTH challenges.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious, Christina! How did this not win?! LOVE it to pieces! Fabulous job on the Trigger!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Christina. Love the use of the colors and the sail boat. You rocked that sketch. :o)

Amy said...

You are making me want this little truck set with its dies Christina! My my, this is adorable!!

The Paper Parade said...

Wow, that is an awesome technique. I haven't watched that video yet, now I'll make it a point to. The card is super cute for those little guys in your life ;)

Jen Carter said...

Oh goodness! This is SO CUTE!! It makes me want that little firetruck set. ADORABLE! LOVE how you created the border strip with the little dots! Love!!

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