Thursday, December 30, 2010

A New Beginning!

Over at Card Making World, the challenge for January 2011 is A New Beginning. It is also the theme for Try it on Tuesday (previously Tuesday Taggers). After much thought and suggestions from friend, Carol, I came up with the following.
SVG Cuts has a cute Happy 2011 cutting file on its freebie site here and it can be downloaded very quickly!
I cut the shapes from blue and white cardstock then layered them together. I put Kindiglitz on the words and numbers to make them stand out a little.
I cut a label with my spellbinders die, embossed the edge then distressed it with Chipped Sapphire DI. It makes the embossed edge stand out quite well.
I attached a ribbon with a knot to the bottom of the layer then attached the lot to the card, after I had rounded the corners. The bottle and glasses were from some sprinkles that I picked up at a local craft shop some time ago, but they worked out quite well! The card also fits the Stamp Something Challenge which is on this week as well.

The second article for the challenge is a Challenge Diary. I have been thinking for some time that I needed a diary to note all the challenges that come up each week/month. So I came up with this one. The cover is made from a sheet of DCWV paper which I cut to A5 size then stamped using Stazon Timber Brown and various distress inks in tonings of brown. I also used masks to cover off the images that were most important (the calender and the words). The back cover is left plain.
I made up a template for the pages and printed them onto A5 paper (doubled sided) with enough pages for 52 weeks of challenges!!! I then put them together and bound them with the Bind It All. I tied pieces of fancy yarn to the wires to add a little contrast!

The two tags at the top of the diary were made from shrink plastic. I stamped the shrink plastic using Stazon ink, carefully cut them to size, made holes in the top to accommodate the jump rings, then heated them with my heat tool.

I still have not finished my 12 Tags of Christmas, but I will get there!!



Zoechaos said...

Fab journal cover neat idea to keep a record of all the challengs etc this way. Happy New Year XOXO Zoe

aardvarkpest said...

Love the 2011 card and the diary. I tried using the 2011 svg file but couldn't get them to line up. I got the happy ok but then the 2011 was too big.Any tips on how you did it would be appreciated as I new to SCAL.


Janet Baldwin said...

Hi Glenda
Thanks for the lovely comment. The svg file works fine as long as both pieces are the same size. Will email you with the instructions.