Monday, 17 May 2010

A prototype... Fox and Friends, Bigshot Scallop circle and Bird Punch +

What do you make when you've forgotten there is a child's birthday party happening later that day, and you're already knee-deep in other tasks?  It's the 'less than 10 minutes' card!  I don't know what possessed me to try something that I haven't done before, but despite this being the prototype, it worked out very well. 

I chose colours of cardstock that are going to be retiring, both to use them up from my stash, and remind you what they look like because I've not often used them!!  The card base is Brilliant Blue, and is made from an A5 sheet, scored and folded as for making a standard, landscape orientation card.  Next, I positioned the cardstock on the upturned Bigshot Circle Scallop die so that the long open edge was just overhanging the base to be cut  as normal.  The fold is positioned so that the top few scallops are ABOVE the fold, the width of fold below the cut lines will form the spine of the card.  What you end up with is a cute, almost circular, scalloped edge card.

For the circles on the front of the card I have used the Circle Scissor to chomp some quick circles from Gable Green and Whisper White.  Well, actually, I grabbed a left over white circle from my last workshop and just cut the one from green...  (note to self - precut a batch of 2 3/4" and 3"circles to have on hand for such future occasions...!)

On the Whisper White circle, I stamped the cute little owl from the Fox and Friends, inking her up with Brilliant Blue and Gable Green markers with Summer Sun eyes.  The branch is from the fantastic new 2 Step Bird Punch.  To finish, I stamped a birthday greeting in Gable Green from another owl set, Owl Together Now.  I decided that the owl eyes needed some definition, hence it became a she with the addition of some Brilliant Blue eyeliner.  A stretch of celery twill ribbon added a final touch. 

I made a more, um, considered version of this card today, which I was pleased with - stay tuned for the first production model!

1 comment:

Divya Rao said...

I love the colours and the simplicity of this card!
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