Monday, 21 March 2011

Scrap box birthday.

This is a really economical card to make as it uses just a few scraps and a free digi image from CRAFT CREATIONS. The base cards was also created from a sheet of their new value pack of POPSET CARD, which I have to say is amazing quality for such good value, (I tried it with promarkers and it works well those too). At 10p a sheet it really is worth cutting and scoring your own blanks.

I created an embossed panel on the front with my new and improved embossing tool!!!

My original tool was only 6" long and the embossing ridge was made of card. I felt this didn't create a totally crisp edge. This time I used an old 12" ruler and attached it to a piece of a plastic chopping board/dinner mat. It is important to make sure that the ruler is attached in line (allowing a 5mm ridge) with the embossing edge or you will end up with a uneven panel when scoring. This time I didn't bother attaching the embossing tool to a bottom mat, it seemed unnecessary. Further details of my original design is here. I will now make a proper version as I think this works quite well... will post more detailed instructions later. It really can turn any scrap into an embossed mat that looks just like an embossed nestabilitie shape. As the picture above show you can also emboss directly on the base card quite easily, the worst bit that took a bit more care was down the spine.

Once the base card was created it was simply a case of draught printing the image, attaching coloured card over the image then reprinting. This was repeated on all the coloured pieces.
Each element was cut out of the required colours.
The chocolate cake was highlighted with a white gel pen (a correction fluid pen also works well for this).
The card was assembled and a present cut from the scrap card, decorated with a silver gel-pen and finished with a mock bow. A few salvaged confetti sequins created some movement over the design.

This card is created for a 5oth birthday, don't worry the recipient will not escape a will have a lovely great big 50 inside........she's not getting away that lightly!!

And as it is with a CRAFT CREATIONS IMAGE I will enter it for their march challenge.
PAPERTAKE "Triple Tastic" challenge (my card has three balloons!)
SIMON SAYS has a birthday card challenge
DYSU wants a bow added.
and PAPERPLAY wants embossing.


WencheP said...

Cute, and very elegant. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Miranda said...

simple, clean but very pretty Diane
gorgeous card
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Denise and Louise said...

Very pretty, elegant card. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Nicole Mullen said...

Fantastic card, Thanks for joining us at PaperPlay challenge!!

Deirdre said...

Diane, fab card - great step by step too.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Ren-Yi said...

What a sweet card & a great tutorial! Thanks for playing along at PaperPlay challenges.

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