I can’t believe it’s almost Thursday! I’ve been having a tough time creating a card since I won the challenge at the CAS-ual Fridays last week. I felt a little pressure to meet your expectations about my next card. Here is my little confession, usually I’m not a creative person at all in my life. That’s why I like to get inspiration from others’ blogs and follow their layouts/designs on card making for my practice. That was who I was. But from now on, to be a more creative May, I’ll try to make my own cards often and then submit them to the challenge regularly. It’ll be one of my assignments every week.
So this week I was working on the CR84FN56 Color Challenge for days, and thankfully it turned out well with yummy pasta. You know what? Last night I even had a vivid dream about a perfect card design that really worked for this challenge. Of course I tried to make the card I dreamed about, and it didn’t look like my dream. Haha! That was just one night’s dream. 😉
So back to the challenge, we are supposed to play with the specific colors : yellow, gray, and neutral. Then I added one more color, brown, since I saw the cupcakes topped with dark chocolate in the photo above. Cupcakes? Suddenly that made me think of different types of food, when I was struggling with ideas for the color challenge. That’s the way I ended up with pasta in my card.
By the way, who doesn’t love spaghetti? Maybe my grandmother in Korea? But I’m sure it’s the all-time favorite of many of you girls including me. To satisfy my stomach, I often cook pasta for lunch. Usually my dish doesn’t look fancy, but this time I set the table beautifully in my card to give me a little treat. Just imagine! You are sitting by the table which is covered with a yellow-checkered tablecloth and about to eat delicious spaghetti on a white plate. I’m sure your mouth is already watering! Oh, I placed one herb leaf on top of the spaghetti at the last minute to make it more interesting.
Do you like how I decorate my lunch table? I had a hard time cutting the shape of a fork with scissors. So please don’t claim it doesn’t look like a dining fork. My favorite part of this card is how spaghetti pasta is served in a pattern on a white plate on a gray placemat. Thanks to baker’s twine from The Twinery, I got the result that I wanted. Doesn’t look like ready-to-eat pasta in front of you? Yum!
Finally I adhered the letters, Bon Appetit, cut with my Silhouette SD machine. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I did hand-stitching along the edges of the yellow-patterned paper to give my card a fabric look. It’s definitely time-consuming but worthwhile.
That’s all for today. Thanks for visiting my blog and hope to see you again. Have a good night!
Here is one more card to share with you. I haven’t submitted it to the challenge but it still has the same theme. Instead of “Bon Appetit”, I heat-embossed “THINKING OF YOU” with Hero Arts stamp. There is one particular reason why I chose this sentiment for my second card. Since I’m a housewife, I usually have lunch at home alone. Seriously it’s boring and sometimes lonely! So when there is nobody else at my lunch table, I’m thinking of my hubby and wishing I could have lunch with him. Hope you like my second card as well.