Thursday, 29 January 2009

Papertake #7

Well, I think you’re only going to get one card from me today.
This is partly because Thursday is food shop day with dad but the main reason is that I think my paper trimmer has been on the Cider. It seems that no matter what I do I can’t seem to get a straight cut from it.

I wouldn’t mind, I didn’t make things any easier for myself either when I decided to have a go at the template from Papertake and decided to make mine a gatefold card.
Oh well, we live and learn!

This is the template.

It struck me straight away that the template would work well as a gatefold card so here’s my card in all it’s glory….mind you it’s lucky to ever have been finished, given the afore mentioned roblem.
When I stamped and embossed the flower image directly onto the patterned paper my intension was to just leave it Black but unfortunately it didn’t stand out quite as much I had hoped it would. I ended up calling my Twinkling H2O’s into play which I think did the trick. I’ve also used them on the Grey panel down the side to make the embossing stand out but you can only just about see it in the photo because it’s hidden under the ribbon now.

Card Blank– Craft Creations
Papers – Basic Grey Scarlet’s Letter
Rubber Stamp – Basic Grey Boxer Insignia (Flowers) Heidi Swapp (Happy Birthday)
Inks – Tsukineko Versa Fine (Onyx Black) Ranger Distress Ink (Peeled Paint)
Embossing Powder – Fun Stamps (Clear)
Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug (Floral Fantasy)
Paints – Twinkling H2O’s (Moss Green & Scarab Beetle)
Gems – Anita’s Tiny Gem Wheel

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Lythan said...

OooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOooooooH.It may have caused you bother but the card is absolutely superb

Enfys said...

Oh I love this Susan, gorgeously creative stamping straight onto the pattern paper. I have only ever done that with paper piecing. The result is just lovely
En x

Kath said...

gorgeous card for the sketch the image
Hugs Kath xxxxx

tiggertastic said...

this is so pretty, i love the image and the papers you have used.

Sarah x

Alison said...

Really beautiful card! The colours are divine...and I love that ribbon on the side!
Peace & love
Alison xx Dad lived in Loughton when he was a wee boy!! :)

LOUISE said...

Great card Susan, good idea using a Gatefold card. Love the colours. Louise x

aardvarkpest said...

Gorgeous card. Love the papers ans simple colours.

steph said...

This is lovely - gorgeous colours! Love all the detail too! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x