Saturday, 16 January 2010

Daring Cardmakers – Hole in One

Believe it or not I was up early yesterday morning, ready and rearing to go and then after having my shower I had the mother of all migraines and ended up going back to bed, hence no Daring Cardmakers post from me.
Still, better late than never, so here we go!

Lythan set the dare this week.

I'd like you to make a card that has at least one hole in it.
Could be a card with an aperture or one that features a border punch with holes in or you can use a hole punch to create a pattern. See how inventive you can be!

My card ended up having loads of hole in it, mainly due to the pricking for the faux stitching but the aperture was the main hole and there were a few bonus holes where the eyelets are.

The first thing I did was create a background for the panel to be mounted on and I did this by randomly stamping leaves over cream card with VersaMark ink and giving it a dusting of Perfect Pearls.

The main was stamped twice, embossed it with gold embossing powder and then coloured it with a combination of Marvy Le Plumb pens and chalks.

To create the aperture in the stamped panel I cut the centre from one of the images, keeping the leaves to one side. I then cut away top left hand corner and centre frame from the other image and layered it over the first one with 3D foam.

The next job was to attach the panel to the card blank, cut away the center to create an aperture in the card itself and add an insert to the card, onto which I stuck a panel of patterned paper and the leaves so they show through the hole.

A5 Card Blank – Craft Creations (Embossed Hemp)
Patterned Paper – Sorry, don’t know
Inks –Tsukineko VersaMark (Clear) Ranger Distress Ink (Dried Marigold)
Rubber Stamps – Stamps Happen (Blue Beech Leaves) Stick ‘n’ Stamp (Leaves)
Pens – Marvy Le Plume
Chalks – Readicut Decorating Chalks
Pigment Powders – Ranger Perfect Pearls

Other StuffEyelets
Fine Brown pen for faux stitching
Peel-Off Greeting



Lythan said...

this is such a beautiful card Sue. I love the background stamping

Julia Dunnit said...

Agree with Lythan, and I love the colours.

tiggertastic said...

lovely work, the leaves are so pretty

Sarah xx

Lynda said...

Lovely textures and colours Sue - a very beautiful card.

Love Lynda xxx