Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Birthday to Isaiah

The Challenge:
I decided to enter Imaginisce's card challenge and make a birthday card for my soon to be 4 year old nephew. Here is the final result:


I found out Isaiah really likes mustaches after watching Doogal, the movie.


Isn't he adorable? The challenge's guidelines are as follows:



Use Melinda's sketch,
and incorporate the following game plan into your completed card using at least 75% Imaginisce products:
1. Three Patterned Papers
2. Three Colors
3. Three Embellishments

Here is the sketch by Melinda Spinks:

What you can't tell thus far is that there is a spinning wheel that slightly protrudes from the card.


When you turn it, the face changes but the accessories stay the same. Here are the other choices:

The Process
I wanted to use Imaginisce's Animal Crackers line because I won it and didn't want it to sit by the wayside. I wasn't sure how to use a circus themed line so I wanted to challenge myself to try. I looked through the contents of the collection, was mesmerized by the giant mustache die cut, and used that as the inspiration point. It also reminded me of the mustache battles on Jimmy Fallon, but that is another story.


                             


I decided to put the mustache on Isaiah, but why stop there? I decided to put it on his whole family. You can spin the wheel to your heart's content. I made a template in QuarkXpress for the wheel and imported their faces into the three even spaced ovals. Now they looked like eggheads. I cut a hole in the outside card so the faces lined up and had the koala's accessories adhered around the hole. Here is the plain paper prototype and inside of the card. 
My card demystified.
I hope my family doesn't mind me posting my creations of them on the internet. I was thinking it was like dating Taylor Swift. If you date her and break up, she'll write the experience into her songs. If you know me, you might just end up on my blog.

20 comments:

Jenn Melyan said...

The turning wheel is super duper cool!

Sue Sykes said...

Incredible card, Michelle - love it!

kmspiker said...

Amazing as usual

Melinda Spinks said...

Oh now this is just the cutest design and such a fun concept! Thanks for playing along.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE...and how clever too! You really rocked the Imaginisce challenge thanks for playing along with us!!

Lydia said...

This is such a wonderful idea I love it!!! Fun and fabulous!!

Kelly Massman said...

Seriously adorable!

Rhonda V. said...

This is just a wonderful idea and I just know that he LOVED this card!!! Awesome idea and job with the sketch!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Imaginisce!!!

Sandy Ang said...

What a clever idea to have a spinning wheel card. Thanks for coming by and leaving such a kind comment on my Haiku mini-book. I'm just stunned by what's happened in Japan now.

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Court said...

This is amazing and SUCH a clever idea!!! Way to go! :) Thank you so much for playing along with us in this month's sketch challenge at Imaginisce!

Samantha Hauzer said...

What a fantastic idea!! So cute!

Marielle said...

seriously...how cute is this and how fun !!!

Michelle said...

Michelle, great job with the card!! it is really clever!! Thanks for playing along!!!

Tracey Taylor said...

What a clever take on the challenge!

Heather said...

OMG, how cool is your card???? Thanks for playing along with the challenge!

Keely Yowler said...

Michelle, your card is just so CUTE! I love the turning wheel. SO creative! Thanks for playing with us at Imaginisce :)

Nicole said...

I love your card! I'm guessing it's a winner! :)

Sophia said...

Love what you did with your projects, thanks for playing along.

KellyG said...

Great card, so creative! Love it!!

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