Cute and Pearly

This is my first attempt at a step ladder card.It is made from a 5 x 7 card blank.I found the template here but instead of drawing in the lines to cut and score I worked worked out where they should be using my Fiskars trimmer.Saved all that messy rubbing out!

The papers are from the most recent TSV at QVC.Another beautiful K & Co pad containing 360 papers!

The image ,Poise by Leanne Ellis available from Funky Kits,has been stamped in London Fog Memento ink,to give a more subtle look,onto pearl card.I then coloured it with Promarkers.Another first.The effect is quite different from the norm.The edges of the colours don’t diffuse when blending different shades as they do when using regular cardstock.This proved to be useful too as it meant you didn’t get the bleeding that can sometimes occur.It worked particularly well around the more intricate areas such as the fingers.I then applied Diamond Stickles to the small flowers and the flower on her head.For some reason the glitter is reflecting orange on the center of this flower.It’s actually pink IRL!                                                             

The words have been computer generated and printed onto some more pearl card.The coloured card used for layering is So Mod by Core’dinations.The eyelets have been added using my Crop A Dile with grosgrain ribbon threaded through.Clear acrylic dewdrops,with more Stickles applied to the back,have been fixed into place with Glossy Accents.

TFL

Craftybunny x

 

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Easelcard-itis

It seems this type of card has been taking the cardmaking world by storm.Easel cards just keep appearing everywhere!

This card was made for the Willow Sketchie Challenge at Craftbubble set by Karen with the easel card style being the twist. I used colours to make this an entry for Passion for ProMarkers  Marsh Green and Burnt Umber  also.

Here’s the sketch:

The image and greeting are from Cute Characters set 4 by Personal Impressions.Coloured with Marsh Green,Burnt Umber, Olive Green,Umber,Almond,Putty,Duck egg Blue,Mandarin,Burnt Orange and Inkssentials Opaque White gel pen.

All corners have been rounded with EK Success Medium Corner Adorner Rounder.The image and sentiment have been edged with Marsh Green Promarker.The papers,Basic Grey Archiac,have all been edged with Burnt Umber Promarker.

A threaded button and a piece of jute ribbon, trimmed to fit, have been used to finish.

Some people seem daunted by the thought of making these.But they are relatively easy.I just used a 5 x 5 pre-scored card blank ,scored and folded the front in half with a mountain fold ( this means that the folded piece stands up to form a  ‘peak’),then fold your card it the middle as normal,next I cut another 5 x5 blank in half to create the front.You decorate the front as you wish and then stick this panel to the front of your card.I found the easiest way to do this was to place the card flat with the midpoint crease at the top( tent fold),put the adhesive on the bottom panel (it’s important to only place it there otherwise it won’t work ),then carefully line it up.This will work for any size of  card – all you have to do is measure and score at the halfway point on the front and make your front panel the same size as the card blank.To hold the easel in place you need to decide where you want it to stand and place a chunky embellishment such as a brad or a button or even a sentiment layered with foam pads at that point.

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Craftybunny x 

 

 

 

 

Glamowlrous girl

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This is ‘Winnie Shopping’ but personally I think,especially with that beaded bag and bow in her feathers,she looks a bit more glam than that.I certainly don’t look like that when I go to Sainsburys.She’s a clear stamp available here.

I made this card for the Willow Sketchie Challenge.And here’s the sketch designed by DT member Heidi:

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This card was made with my SIL in mind.She LOVES owls!!Every shelf and wallspace in her living room,bar a few piccies of the kids,is covered in owls.

For this challenge I’ve mirrored the sketch.Winnie has been coloured with Promarkers and her eyes have been made Optrex bright with gel pen.Probably a good thing as she has been stamped onto cream card!All papers are Making Memories.Every layer has had Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink swiped around the edges.The tab was created by using an inverted corner punch on the top corners.The greeting is from Hero Arts Cupcakes clear stamp set.I dug out a green staple from my stash to attach the pink grosgrain ribbon.After much deliberation, having first tried pink and green,I opted for plain coloured pearls.I bought a lovely selection from Bunny Zoe’s Crafts.

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Craftybunny x

Five pilfering sheep

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Hmmm …. O.K…. so that’s not really a line from The Twelve Days of Christmas but it would be pretty apt for this little fella!I’m not entirely sure how I came across this stamp on eBay.I certainly wasn’t looking for Shaun the Sheep and I don’t think I was looking for Christmas stamps.I suppose it was just one of those random search results that crops up occasionally.But I knew as soon as I saw him he had to be mine!!I love animation so much,especially claymation and Wallace and Gromit is the finest example.

These cards are created by taking an A6 card blank and folding the front in half and using some kind of embellishment to prop it up.The papers are from a 6×6 DCWV Christmas pad.Have to admit I’ve had these a couple of years as I moved onto mostly making cards in 5×7 size and found them too small.I also found that if I wanted to use more than one on a card the colours were a little mismatched.So it seems I’ve now discovered the perfect use for them.The card used on these is all from last years purchases too.As are all the embellishments and ribbons.The circles and scalloped circles are all cut with Nestabilities and the corners are a Sizzlits die.Part of the sentiment which I created on the computer has had a ‘bite’ taken out of it  with a scallop oval punch.The image is called “Get off me pudding” and is coloured with Promarkers.

All together now …… He’s Shaun the Sheep,He’s Shaun the Sheep.

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Craftybunny x

 

Behind again

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I can’t believe how far behind with everything.There just seems to be so much going on familywise at the moment.

I actually made this card on Saturday to enter into the Willow Sketchie Challenge on the Let’s Get Stamping group at Craftbubble.

The sketch and twist,to use some distressing,were set by GDT Kathy.

This is the sketch:

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I have to admit this card was made in rather a hurry for my son’s friend who was having a party that very morning!

Having already decided which stamp and the colour scheme I hurridly looked for a suitable free download backing paper which I found here.I chose a piece of this lovely zig zag card and some black card that has a ridged texture next.I coloured the image,from Personal Impressions Cute Character set 4,with Promarkers and highlighted the skull and crossbones on the shirt with white gel pen.The greeting is by CraziBoutStamps.All corners have had Lips Pattern corner punch used on them and all edges on the layers have been distressed with a Tim Holtz tool.The patterned paper,image and greeting have had Black Soot Distress ink sponged around the edges.I don’t think I did too good a job of this as time was of the essence but I suppose it adds to the grungey feel of the card.A giant red brad and a black ribbon from my stash provide the final elements.

TFL,

Craftybunny x