Thursday, 19 January 2012

Said I'd Be Back!

The usual request from my son,this time the day before the party instead of the usual few hours before, he's learning!

I thought I'd try to use up some papers I've had for ages,remnants from a pad of K and Co 12x12. I always find these papers hard to use as they are more muted in colour as apposed to the bright shades that I prefer. I got out my distress inks and gave them the works,completely changing the orange checked tones and after embossing the muted stripes,I inked them up some more.

I started off with just the square layers and couldn't make the numbers look right but then an idea sprung to mind, I cut a ring of the striped paper and a ring of the orange, it was fairly simple to do this after setting a "Centre point" on the Cricut and Plantins Schoolbook, I was a bit chuffed with my ingenuity.

I raised this on foam pads then used a double layer of foam pads to raise the numbers, a couple of different sized brads,a stamped sentiment,corner punch and some fake stitching and the card is completed. Oh, except for the inside where I used the centre of the orange circle for my son to write on and used my replacement circle punch to add some co ordinating interest to th edge. Should have left it there but I went a step too far and doodled some lines in the corners, I might make some photo corners to cover these up if I get time before it's needed.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CRAFT , Use numbers,
Crafty Purple Frog, Anything goes,
DYSU55, Patterned paper,
STC January,Distress,
Pixie Cottage 104, Embossing,
PTT51 Birthday,
Stamp and Doodle, Birthday.
Thanks for stopping by,


Denise and Louise said...

Fantastic card. Love the papers you have used.
Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week xx

Donna Ellis said...

What a fabulous 16th birthday card! The colors are fabulous and the textures almost look like fabric! Thanks for sharing your masterpiece!

Davi said...

Very cool the way you have layered and the pretty dps! thanks for sharing it with us at The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Squirrel x said...

Simply fabulous hun! Hugs Sxx

WencheP said...

This is so cool! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Krafty Kows said...

Wow what a cool card. Brilliant for our challenge this week and thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Jeanette

LynCr said...

Very cool card for the new 16 year old. Thanks for joining us at Stamp n doodle.

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is fabulous .. i love those oversized numbers
Lisa x

coops said...

gorgeous card julie.your design is fab and i love the papers :D

xx coops xx

sharon said...

Brillant card. Perfect design for a teenager. Thanks for sharing it with us at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Tinkerella said...

Hello there, what a great project for our "Use Numbers" Challenge on CRAFT Challenge! Thanks for playing along this week.

Good luck and a big Hug from Austria, Elisa (GDT Jan.)

Dawn Mercedes said...

Can I put a request in for one of these? Fabby card!! Thank you for joining the Party Planners this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the embossing. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Paige said...

fabulous card! love the colors and textures. thanks for joining us at PTT!

Wendy said...

lovely Bright card, love it, Thanks for joining us at Stamp n doodle challenge blog, Good luck

Crafty and Green said...

Really Cool Card! I love it! Thanks for playing with us at The Pixie Cottage!!

Many Blessings,

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

Nancy in Iowa said...

This is one of my favs!