Thursday, January 27, 2011

AmberInk's InKredible 21 Day Challenge!

Woohoo!  A new InKredible 21 Day Challenge is up from AmberInk.  The challenge this time is "Birthday Bash," since it was Amber's birthday last week.  Join in the fun, and YOU could be designing a set with Amber next!

Here's my inspiration for you:

It's retro-licious!  This oven is from Amber's new Mod Kitch Kitsch set, which was designed by winner of challenge #3!  I enlarged it (using Word) to about 5 x 5 1/2, then added the "Happy Birthday" and "I made..." using text boxes.  I'm sure many of you know this hint, but it was a "A-ha" moment for me when I first read it: print your image or sentiment on a sheet of cardstock (thinner works better for this), then use removable tape to tape down a scrap of patterned (or colored) paper to the cardstock where the image printed, then send it through the printer again.  Like magic, you now have perfectly printed patterned paper images!  I did that twice, once with the diamond paper and once with the blue paper (both of these are some old American Crafts sheets).  I used a silver marker to fill in the knobs, handle, and thingy-on-the-bottom (yes that is the technical term), and a silver prismacolor pencil for the burners.  Before attaching the blue door, I cut the top and the sides and scored the bottom of the original door to have it open (which I totally stole from Sue--go check out her adorable original!) so I could reveal my specialty...

Cue the wah-wahnnnnnn "cheesy joke" sound effect!  I printed "reservations" on another scrap of paper, making a blue outside-original card-blue inside sandwich.  I lined the back of the entire oven with some more American Crafts paper and since I didn't have a gift card handy, slipped in my Warrior card.

****We interrupt this card to bring you this special public service announcement: Go over to P.F. Chang's website and sign up for a free Warrior card. It's good for 10% off your total every visit.  Seriously, no catches!  Now back to our regularly scheduled card.****

To finish up my card, I added a kickstand to the back by cutting a strip of cardstock, scoring it, and folding it into a triangle:

So I now give you permission to make reservations for dinner!  What to do with all that free time you now have by not cooking?  Play in AmberInk's challenge, of course!!

11 comments:

Karin said...

AMAZING idea! This has opened my eyes to using these great images in a whole new way...Love!

Angela said...

Ha! Oh, you just crack me up :) Great idea, great execution. I love the cute "kickstand," too.

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, Meg, you are so much fun!! I just love this amazingly fun gift card holder. Yes, retro-licious for sure! Thanks for a great chuckle this morning. :)

Lindsey said...

Brilliant! Not that anyone expected anything less. :P May just be the best gift card holder ever! Go, orange, go!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Meg, this couldn't be more perfect! I love the papers, colours, the kickstand style and of course the pop-open oven door. LOVE, LOVE!!! Way to kick off the challenge!

Pam said...

:0 You are just too much! This so cute and clever and snarky! Retrolicious and DElicious, and I'm not even talking PF Chang...I'm talking Meg. Great hints as well.

joey said...

Fantastic card Meg made me smile! Joey x

Sue from Oregon said...

Great card Meg! Love how you slipped in a gift card there, that oven door makes a perfect pocket!

Amberbop said...

How are you SO cool?

Laurie said...

Such a fun idea! I love this!!

Crafty Creations said...

Fabulous!!!!!! Just my kind of 'making' dinner too!!!
Great work with making the 3d card :)
Maria