Wednesday, 24 October 2012
I made a number of shaped stepper card designs a couple of months back but hadn't actually got around to using any of them. I did, of course, create them using my Cameo and I thought this particular Tilda perfect for my fancy shaped card. What I did find in constructing this kind of shaped card was that it was better to add an extra strip of card underneath as a retainer. I had kept the weight of the embellishing elements to a minimum so that the card wouldn't just collapse down but a restraining bar added extra security so that the finished card could definitely keep upright when stood on a mantelpiece.
I am sure by now, that most of you know that I always use my Promarkers to colour in my images and my sitting Angel Tilda is no exception - but I also paper pieced her little dress. She is surrounded by more of my own cut-files in the shape of the poinsettia and leaves. I made these with cut out veins down the centre for a bit of extra interest. I utilised the cut out leaf veins as decoration in their own right as I thought they looked rather like frosted twigs. The design paper mats were created as print & cuts on the Cameo (but I also needed to change the alignment &of & re-scale the dotty dp image too, ensuring that the smaller pieces I wanted to cut would to exactly match those on the larger shaped elements). The circular sentiment was from Sentiments4You.
I wanted the back to be 'fit to be seen', LOL, as well as giving me a place to write the 'to' & 'from' using similarly created mats as the front for the shaped back.
So I had also added an extra layer to my image's mat before I had adhered to the front - cutting it to be the same shape as one of the front mats, (as a print & cut featuring a sentiment from Bizzy Becs Store) but positioning it so that it would be seen from the back peeping over the top of the shaped card.
Challenges I would like to enter are:
Creative Card Crew - fancy folds
Cupcake Craft - paper piecing (dress)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - spots & dots (embossed as well as on DP)
Rogue Red Head - dotty
I ♥ Promarkers - Christmas is coming
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas
Tilda's Town - Merry Christmas
Sparkles Forum Christmas - traditional Christmas
Magnolia Down Under - inspired by a song (Angel Child - Oasis)
Crazy - handmade flowers (made poinsettia cut file & the leaves)
Pink Gem - flowers
Anything Goes - make your own embellishments (poinsettia & leaves)
Hiding In My Craft Room - die cuts
Perfect Sentiments - bingo +front sentiment (flowers, die-cuts, dry embossing)
ABC Christmas - U (up to you)
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Fussy 'n' Fancy - anything goes
Cards Galore - anything goes
One Stop Craft - anything goes.