Thursday, May 5, 2011

It is May already... where is the year going?

I had to make a couple of cards for the Card Making World Monthly Challenge again. The theme this month is Make a Shape - other than square or rectangular! I chose to do this pyramid card - I think the original idea came from a Craft Stamper magazine. It was a bit complicated to put together, but once I got it worked out - it seemed to work OK. I used a Happy Birthday background stamp on the card before I put it together to make it easier to stamp. Once it was assembled, I used three or four colours of distress inks to give the shading on the card. I love the Bundled Sage with the Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey distress inks.
The rosette was made with a Tim Holtz die and coloured before putting together.

The second card for the monthly challange was made by cutting a folded card with a nestabilities label die, then cutting several more layers. The image is from a Victorian CD and coloured with Copics. I used Pumice Stone to provide the shading around the image and the layer underneath.

I embossed a dark green layer then attached the other two layers to it, applying the whole to the base card. I tied the ribbon with the bow maker that my clever OH made for me! Makes tying bows really easy too...

 I made this card for a friend. The image was stamped on card then a wax resist applied using embossed waxed paper ironed onto the card. A layer of distress ink was then applied to produce the patter on the background of the image. I covered the show with flowers and leaves and coloured the ribbon in a darker purple.
 I scalloped a piece of black card for the background layer to the image then laid them onto a background embossed with the same folder I had used for the wax resist layer. Attached a scalloped ribbon to the bottom of the layer then attached to a square card.

The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz set and reads: Friendship can not be measured, only treasured.

I thought this little house was really cute when I saw the template on Stephanie Novatski's website.

I cut the base out of brown card then cut layers for the front, back and sides from the same card. These I textured with an embossing folder and the Cuttlebug. I added some lace curtains to the windows and rubbed some gold paint into the embossed door.

The fence was coloured with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and layered onto the house. The trees were stamped with a freebie from Craft Stamper and the birds and bird house were from a stamp set designed by Sue Law.

The roof of the house was cut from thick crimped card and attached to the house.


Zoechaos said...

Well as the days grow shorter you are having a lot of fun! Great to see you have found some time to have a little play and make some fabulous cards and the little house is adorable. XOXO Zoe

Joy said...

Hi Janet, what a lovely set of cards, specially like the pyramid one and the Tim Holtz sentiment. Beautiful stuff. Hugs Joy xx

Donna said...

I love the little house!!! If you can give the link to the template I would love to have it. If you can remember where you got it.

jackiescrafts said...

Hi Janet you have made some lovely cards
It's good to see you back crafting and blogging

Hugs Jackie x

Donna said...

Thank you for sharing the link, I can't wait to use it!!! I loved their blog so much I'm now a follower!!!!

ashee said...

i love all the cards but specially the pyramid one.its awesome. may i please know how you got it together.