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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Using Die-Cuts at Ike's World Challenge Blog

Hallo, mein Lieblings! I don't know if you've noticed that lately I've been creating some cards in German. My sister lives in Berlin with her husband and I thought it would be nice if she had some handmade cards to give to her new friends and neighbors.
That's why I created this children's birthday card using a digi image from Ike's Art Store called Teddy Bear from the Germany - World Tour Series Set. After coloring Sigmund (my name for him, nicknamed Ziggy) with Copics, I adhered him onto my card with dimensional tape, framing him with a die-cut circle of stars. In the corner I placed a die-cut tag on which I popped a flower. I also used a couple punches to get my heart and butterfly embellishments. Behind the watermark are the words  "Alles gute zum Geburtstag" which loosely translated mean Happy Birthday!!
Since this is my DT make for Ike's Art World Challenge Blog, you've probably guessed that the optional theme this month is DIE-CUTS. I think I have enough of them, don't you? LOL
I'm taking German classes at the local community college, and am now in German 102. We're spending almost the entire semester on present participle and simple past tense (both ways to say you did something). If you want a quick and easy language to learn, do NOT take German. LOL It is difficult and I have had to tell the professor when I enter the classroom that "Ich habe ein kopfschmerzen" many times (I have a headache!).
Back to the challenge: It's Anything Goes with the option to create with Die-cuts. It doesn't have to be cards but any kind of project. So poke your Muse and get crafty. The winner gets a gift certificate to Ike's Art Store!! Just don't forget to link up your project there before the end of the month!
Have fun and happy crafting!
Challenges I am Entering:
Tuesday Throwdown - Pastel Colors
Use Your Stuff - Fuzzy Wuzzy
Cupcake Inspirations - photo below
(I chose the animal/birthday celebration feeling of the photo)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes w/pp
DigiDoodles Studios - Anything Goes
Happy Craft - Anything Goes


Maud's Creations said...

Pat j u st lovethe Bear, he us so bright and cheeful. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

missgailly said...

Adorable card. Good luck with your German language learning. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Amanda said...

Love how fun and colourful this is! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff! Amanda - DT

ike said...

Such a fun, fabulous card. Your colouring is wonderful. What a clever idea to send cards out to your sister.
I must say I admire your pluck for learning a new language. You want to try Greek .... there are 9 different tenses !! hahahaha Best of luck with your studies xxxxx

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flossbite said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Good luck!