Friday, 14 October 2011

Quick Card Needed

It's surprising how quickly you can put a card together when you put your mind to it! I discovered that my friend's son was celebrating his 18th Birthday today so needed a card quickly. So I cut 18 using my Cricut and the plantin's schoolbook cartridge, once as normal and once as a shadow. layered up my papers,gluing just around the edges of my layers,placed a scalloped square in the centre and with a bit of lucky placing,removed a square aperture  using my nestie square through my cuttlebug. I then cut a larger scalloped square,removing another square from the centre and placing a piece of acetate not quite as big as the scalloped square. I glued them together then placed them on the inside front of my card. The shadow numbers were placed on the inside of the acetate and the normal cut numbers were placed on the front. The whole card took around half an hour to make. It's surprising what you can achieve when you're up against the clock and you have the right tools.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Totally Papercrafts 88,Acetate,
Charisma cards 41,In stitches,
PDCC103,Colour recipe,
Whimsy 10,Die cuts or punches,
Color throwdown 163,colour.
Thank you for stopping by,


Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fab and fun.. love it! SOmetimes the quickest cards are the best as we don't agonise over things
You could enter Totally Papercrafts ACETATE challenge
Lisa x

Niknak said...

Love the transparent window, great quick card! Xx

Linda R. said...

That little window looks great.. What a cute card my friend.. Hope you are enjoying your weekend..

Hugs, Linda

coops said...

stunning male card the fab design and gorgeous paper :D

xx coops xx

Allison said...

great card and stitching
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Marion E. said...

Oh that is so Smashing!!! Thanks for joining us this week at TPS Acetate challenge. Hope to see you back next week! Hugs Marion

Nancy in Iowa said...

Awesome card! I am not smart enough to figure out the technology behind it - but smart enough to know I love the colors, the acetate - and how talented you are! You never cease to inspire me.

Sorry for the absence from blogland. I've missed you my friend.

Michele Gross said...

Really cool! Such a great masculine card :) Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Lisa said...

This is fun Julie! I am a polka dot kind of girl, so this really caught my eye!!

Lynn Put said...

Awesome card! I really like the cut out window and fun papers! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Color Throwdown!

Christel said...

You´ve made a really cute card. Love the patterned paper and the stitching. Thanks for joining Charisma cardz this week.

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely window card with great choice of papers. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Charisma.
Joyce xx

Stacy said...

Great card, loving how the "18" just pops!! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

clare brown said...

fab card, love how you have used the acetate.Goodluck at charisma this week.

hugs Clare x

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome card! Even better that it was a quick one! I'm amazed! When I find out I need a card the same day, I go out and buy one! Next time, I'll have to give something like this a try!! TFS!!