Spring Card

I got out my ProMarkers out again for this card, choosing an image that I think has very much a “spring” theme to it.  I’d like to enter the card into two challenges:

Here’s the card:

cup300930_353 - card03 - Daffy Bunny Doodles Digital Stamp

This is how I made it:

I printed out background Greeen Sprigs Backing Paper by Sue Way onto 250gsm Super Smooth white card. I trimmed this, scored, folded in half and then used a corner rounder punch on the corners on the right hand side.  Onto this I put a strip of textured gold card cut with a wavy edged cutter down the centre.  I prepared a mat of the same card-stock as the base card, again rounding the corners with the same punch, and distressed the edges using the green end of a Waterfall Big and Juicy ink pad.  I printed out two copies of digi stamp Daffy Bunny Doodles Digital Stamp by Lee Jacobs onto the same type of card, making each a little smaller than A5 size.  I coloured in all of one of the images using my ProMarkers and cut it out around the outside outline.  The second image I only coloured in some of the daffodil, and cut it out as a layering element.  I gave my coloured in “Daffy Bunny” some dimension before sticking in place using glue gel, and used the same glue to stick on the second layer of the flower.

With grass in fields becoming a lusher colour of green, the daffodils in full bloom in our garden, and more rabbits being seen out in farmers fields and on the lanes in our area, I think that spring must definitely be here, so this card seemed apt for the theme.

I hope you like it.

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Floral

I made this card yesterday, playing around with a Designer Resource from CUP and then setting up my own Print & Cut file to cut out the flower background panel and the flower layers using my Silhouette Cameo, and I’d like to enter it into the challenge:

Here’s the card:

cup307342_656 - card02 - 5 Petal Layering Flower Template

This is how I made it:

I took one background and the layering flower template from the Designer Resource kit 5 Petal Layering Flower Template by Jackie Mitchell into one of my graphics programs and had a bit of a play around.  I reduced the background to make it a mat smaller than A5 in size.  The other half of my A4 desktop working area in the software I placed a yellow background to tone with the yellow centres of the flowers in the background.  Onto this yellow background I placed the layering flower template, re-sized to fit.  I saved the resulting design and took it into Silhouette Studio software where I put in all the cutting lines needed to make it into a Print & Cut file.  This was then printed out onto Super Smooth white card before being fed into my Silhouette Cameo to cut.  As I rather like the colour purple with yellow I decided to make a fancy mat of that colour to go behind my yellow flowers on my card.  The mat is cut out of glossy photo paper printed with the background design Sumptuous Satin Backing Paper – Purple by Emma Winnell cut using the file Studio Oval Double Circle Mats by Angela Burke.

I created the base card by scoring and folding a green, Satin Board, card in half and then using a punch to round the right hand corners.  The background mat was stuck directly to this with double sided tape.  The oval double circle mat was then put on top using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.  As the background is green flowers with yellow centres, I turned this around for the floral toppers and put green centres of different sized sticky back gems onto each flower.  I also used my bone folder to shape each petal before the flowers were attached to the card front using glue gel.

Although these flowers are of slightly different sizes, so that they can be layered on top of each other to make more dimensional cards, for this one I decided to keep it simple and just put a spread of single layers over my purple mat.  In fact, to keep it simple I’ve not added any peel-offs, glitter, buttons, brads, ribbons, bows, inking, etc.

I hope you like it.

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