Thursday, 27 April 2017

A little something for you

Good morning folks.
It's been a bitter couple of days here, the sky was blue but so were my fingers! Still it allowed me not to feel guilty about abandoning my gardening for the warmth of the craft room!
I received some happy mail a couple of weeks ago, a few Stampingbella stamps. I've looked at them for awhile but have now caved in and indulged! You may have noticed a few popping up in the last few weeks! Love these Uptown girl images and as I had a card to make for the latest Card4Galz challenge I decided to use another one. This week our theme is -

USE A SHAPED CARD

I'm a bit of a stick in the mud and tend not to make cards other than A6 with the odd square one so this challenge certainly challenged me!
Anyway here's what I came up with.


I started off by trying to follow the layout at Sketch Saturday but in the end I thought I needed another band of colour across the bottom and the banners didn't fit with my choice of image. I suppose I was still influenced by it, my card just evolved! The DP is from NitWits, afraid I couldn't find enough of the right DP in the bits box so ended up printing a new sheet off. I did use some odds and ends for the banners though. 
My base card was made by folding an A4 piece of linen effect card in half then using a large Spellbinders die, I placed it so that 2 parts of the scallops were at the bottom and the left hand edge was just over the fold. This meant that when cut The card would still have a join and not fall apart. Don't worry if this happens to you as you can always glue the two sides together after putting a crease line about 1/2" from the left hand edge. You can find more details here about the two techniques.
After stamping and colouring with Copics I fussy cut the image and placed her over the central panel, slipping a couple of die cut DP banners and the sentiment banner underneath.

For more inspiration on the theme check out the rest of the team here.

I'd like to join in over at:-

CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS
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7 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,
    Rene

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  2. Such a lovely card, Julie! I especially LOVE the rainbow of colors in the papers and your beautifully colored image. I can FEEL the delight and specialness of the card. Have a great day! hugs, de

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  3. I have her somewhere Julie...she scares me a bit, it's the frilly skirt I think!! You, however, have done a fantastic job, love the colours and I am partial to a round card. No more frosts here but Surprise has gone down with laminitis (despite my careful management) as a result of the below freezing temperatures from the beginning of the week, and is on box rest for a week xx

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  4. Super cute card--love the pretty striped paper!

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  5. Love the image and your colouring skills are awesome ;o) Also the colours you have chosen look great together!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational challenges. Hope to see you again soon! Happy crafting, Maike

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  6. Lovely card.Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this fortnight. CraftyNatalie-DT

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  7. This is great! I love the bright and funky colours.

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