Thursday, 13 December 2012

For a crafty friend

Hi everyone,

Today's card is one which I made for a crafty friend. I hope she doesn't look at my blog until I give her the card!!

I used a scalloped 8x8 card as the base. I used an image from Docrafts Forever Friends - Timeless CD Rom and decoupaged this. I then fixed it on to a rosette which I made from a backing paper from the CD. I used my Hougie Board to make the rosette. This was matted onto a scalloped circle which I cut out on my Cricut machine using the Lacy Labels cartridge and a textured gold mirri card.

Using some white A4 cardstock, I printed two coordinating backing papers, one on the front and one on the reverse. I then cut two pieces, each measuring 11 inces by 5 and a half inches and scored these to make two 5 and a half inch card blanks. On the first one, I cut from the top of the centre score line diagonally to the bottom left hand outer edge; on the second, I cut from the top of the centre score line to the bottom of the right hand outer edge.I then fixed the two backs together and folded the fronts over each other and fixed these at the bottom edge with red liner tape. This made the wallet for my tag/message.I matted the wallet onto the textured gold mirri and placed this using 3D foam tape onto the same backing paper that I used for the rosette, but this time matted and layered this onto the textured gold mirri. I took some wide burgundy ribbon and some narrower burgundy and gold ribbon. I fixed the narrower ribbon onto the wider ribbon using red liner tape and then wrapped this around the backing paper and mirri and wallet before fixing it onto the base card. I tied a bow using both ribbons and fixed this to the ribbon  to the bottom right of the card using silicone glue.

I fixed the rosette onto the wallet over the ribbon. In the wallet, I placed a large tag which read:- "Dear Santa,
As my 'Crafty Friend' has been very good this year, please would you let her have....
Love Wendy xxx"
I attached a gold peg to the right hand corner which mirrored the peg on the image. On the left corner, I secured some red berries and a green leaf.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papercraftjunkies - No. 5 - Embellish it - (Rosette, ribbon, bow, peg, berries and leaf)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Label/Tag Big or Small - (Tag in wallet behind rosette and image) -
Crafty for all seasons - No 42 - Green and Red plus glitter/sparkle - (Glitter/sparkle in ribbon) -
Crafts and me - no 14 - No blues allowed -
Divas by Design - Red -
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes -
Make It Mondays - Anything Goes -
Glitter n Sparkle - No. 10 - Use some meatal (charms etc) - (Metal peg, top right hand corner) -

Thank you for calling by.

Happy crafting

Wendy xx