Saturday, 24 April 2010

Come and join in !

Good afternoon everyone. Just to let you know I'm hosting this fortnights Penny Black challenge on the DoCraft Challenge forum, www.docrafts.co.uk . So if you're a DoCraft member or fancy joining up, then load a card up in your gallery and join my challenge. I've not hosted a challenge before so it could be interesting.



For the challenge I decided the theme was going to be shaped cards. I mostly make square cards. I like the square shape and my design ideas usually work well with a square card. I've made a card for the challenge myself (above). For the card blank I used Elegant Rectangles by Craftwork Cards.



I started by stamping out all the element I required. The stamp set I used was called 'Wonderful Day' by Penny Black of course. I was planning to decoupage the little hedgehog so I stamped this three times. I used a Memento ink pads as I coloured with elements with ProMarkers. I cut out all the pieces around the edge except the hedgehog which I cut leaving a long strip.



I also cut a long strip of dark green card. Using my Martha Stewart flower edge punch I punched two strips of white paper. Making sure these were both longer than the card blank. I attached the white strips to the back of the green strip. On the front of the green strip I attached the hedgehog strip.



To make the card blank I scored a line 2.5cm from the edge of one of the Elegant Rectangles. I used double sided tape to attach the two rectangles together. I then attached all the little bugs and flowers to the card using either double sided tape or a Quickie Glue pen. I drew in the legs etc of the bugs with a Letraset fineliner.



From the original stamped image sheet I cut of the daisy twice. I attached the flowers with foam pads. To finish I added Glossy Accents to the centre of the flowers and I drew round the daisy with a golden Sakura pen.

2 comments:

coops said...

fantastic card, love the card shape and image and all the little elements.great colours too.luv coops.xx

Jenikay said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for letting us know how you constructed it. Jenny