Actually, they started out as ornaments. Remember these?
Angie will show you how to make them if you're not sure...
Yes, the glitter didn't quite reach the top. Poor old ornament - he didn't think he'd be on show for the whole world when he first came to life.
So the ornament concept can be used on cards too. I started by making the sun ones first and then moved onto the beach balls second.
Decided to put the beach balls first because the cards are smaller. It's all about visual weight, even on the blog...
And note the background? It's the same Lines and Circles Sizzix embossing folder from yesterday...and yes, it's upside down. That is, it's de-embossed, rather than embossed. It wasn't a mistake.
Okay, it was a mistake on the yellow card below, but it wasn't a mistake on this one. I decided when I noticed I'd done it the wrong way that it was, in fact, the right way, so I went with it and did it again.
You can't make a mistake in card making unless you deem it to be so. And we know what happens when that happens...you chuck it in the old bin-o.
Bahama blue background (Bazzill card) - check
Lakeshore blue scallop square (Bazzill again) - check
Paper Crimper background (Marvy) - check (and it's so fun)
Yep, the beach ball has six sections instead of five. I think five sections look better because there's a middle one. Your thoughts?
The de-embossed card if you will.
I deemed it not to be a mistake because when do you go to the beach and not see anything de-embossed in the sand?
You can't really tell, but I used two different colours of yellow (Beeswax and Candle from Bazzill for the sun - it's a sun on this card).
A note on the Corrugator...
Just so you know, the tanks and the roof are made from a premo product called Colourbond - it's corrugated steel (yes, Andrew? I don't know all this stuff...he does) and it comes in nice colours. Our roof is cream and our tanks are dark blue. That sounds a bit weird, but it's not. They're nice.