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Moxie Fab Speech Bubble Challenge


Moxie Fab World has a new challenge up today to celebrate Card Creations Vol II – Speech Bubble. Yesterday’s challenge was Emphasizing the negative.

My card is like the perfect storm of challenges –

I’ve had that Love die for a few months. It’s a Tim Holtz for Sizzix Magnetic die and to use it, you have to have the metal base. I just got mine yesterday. I knew the die would be the perfect one for the Negative challenge but when I saw that today’s was for Speech Bubbles, I knew they’d be a perfect meld.

I diecut the Love, then used a larger oval to cut around it so it was like a separate embellishment. I used a larger Oval die for the cardfront, used my exacto knife to add the bubble tail, adhered my DP to the back, adhered the cardfront to a base and then adhered the Love in the center of the DP. So simple a look but very groovy.

Wausau Fleck cardstock. DP is unknown. Love is Movers and Shapers. Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small.

This is a perfect card for Operation Write Home. Easy to make (now that the layout is in my brain) and a sentiment that is always in need. I’m adding this to the Focal Point Bootcamp page as it’s the epitome of a focal point to me.

Focal Point Challenge Card Update


This ties in to my card from yesterday. The card was submitted to the OWH Design Bootcamp – Focal Point.

Paula is the most polite Drill Sergeant I’ve ever had. I was in the Army National Guard. I know all about Drill Sergeants.

She commented that even though I thought something was missing, perhaps removing that squiggle strip and replacing it with 3 embellishments on the lower right might be the thing to do.

I cut off the lower portion of the card – I like that squiggle strip but it was the wrong thing for this card. I adhered the remains of the card to a new base, added a new black strip to level out the playing field and then added 3 brads from Recollections. (3, not 4 because things look bettter in odd numbers.) This allows the pinwheel to be even more of a focal point than it was.

If Paula wanted to have a bootcamp class and it was anywhere near me, I’d sign up in a heartbeat. I’ve got lots of learning to do, I’m not even half a year old yet.