Friday, 5 November 2010

A Little More Than A Card

This wasn't what I had in mind when I planned on making a card for my lovely niece.She is a synchronised swimmer and I planned on making her a card using both of the swimmers in the set Suzy 5 by Marij Rahder,but somewhere along the line I thought I'd like to make Megs a book mark using just one of the images. I coloured it using Copics and added a little Stickles, then cut it out. I cut a tag using the Cricut, Plantin Schoolbook cartridge,and cut out the letters in Italics. I used distress inks around the tag,added some gel pen stitches then stuck on the image.

I wasn't sure how I was going to incorporate it into a card but the only way to go was to make a zig-zag fold card.

When I looked at the lovely paper,White Loopy Flowers Flip Flop paper by The Paper Loft I knew exactly what needed to be done. I cut around part of one of the blooms and placed a small piece of acetate to the back of the paper cutting through this the same so that it would be strong enough to hold the book mark in place.

I also cut out the numbers using the same cartridge, hand cut and stamped the bunting and that's it,finished. A fairly simple card to make but looks pretty good me thinks.

Megan loves colour,she's a rainbows and butterflies kind of girl,and is growing into a beautiful young woman with a beautiful nature to match, I hope she has a lovely birthday next week.

I'm going to use this for the following challenges:-
TPC41,Tag it,
AI Factory,It's a garden party,
PRC30,Everything but the kitchen sink,
Crafty Sentiments 42,Make a gift, (the bookmark)
YNS28,Book mark it,
TBD,Anything goes,
PTTC19,Birthday,
Paper Playtime 23,use a clock,ticket or tag,
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x




13 comments:

~jan said...

OMGoodness-this card is so darn cute and creative! Thanks for playing with us at PTT!

critterbugg365 said...

Great job on the challenge at PPT! That is a great idea to make a bookmark and put someone's name on it, why didn't I think of that LOL!
Sandra

Abby said...

Very clever! Love it, so colorful! Thanks for joining the party at PTT! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Very creative an fun!! Gorgeous design!! Thanks for joining our YNS Bookmark it challenge this week!

Craftyanny said...

oh wow what a fabulous card, I love it and I'm sure your neice will too
Thanks for playing along with TPC this week:)
Anne x

A Cards Delight said...

Very cute and creative card! I love how you did the 13 on it! Your niece will adore it! TY for joining PTT this week, hope to see you next week too!

Louise said...

This i s so cool, love the image and the little flag border is adorable

Dee said...

This is really cute, not the normal card. I love the colors and all the stitching on the pendents.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

tampatha said...

oh my gosh! this is so fun! I love it! thanks for entering this week's garden party challenge at AIF
-Tammy

Rebekah said...

This is fabulous and such a great idea! (may have to pinch this!) thanks so much for joining us at crafty sentiments this wk hugs Rebekah xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is brilliant. I love how you have added the bookmark to the card. Love the little swimmer and the fab 'birthday' pennant. I'm sure you're niece will love it too.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Heather said...

Gorgeous project, you're so creative. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

Vixykins said...

Woweee awesome make! The image really pops there, beautiful. Your neice will love this!

Thank You for playing at Crafty Cardmakers x