Card : Made just for you


I am soooopa soooopa pleased with this card 🙂

This was made for the SCS Sketch Challenge in which you’re provided with a number of elements that are to be incorporated into your card.

Laurence buys me a copy of the Creative Stamping magazine every month and it occurred to me that I had yet to make any cards with last month’s issue which was full of knitting / crochet stamps.

So this was the brief:SC637c

I wanted to make a crochet themed card and this is what I came up with. I especially like the fact that I have used yarn. I also like the fact that I have used scraps and recycled folders to make the entire thing.

And here it is, boys and girls:)

Day 24

Method

  • The card blank was made using an old Kraft coloured folder; I cut and scored it to an A6 size
  • The centre panel is also cut out from an old folder
  • I stamped crochet hooks on it in Archival ink and coloured it in with alcohol markers
  • The ‘basket’ was designer paper that was punched out with a circle punch and outlined with a black Sharpie
  • I stamped the yarn balls on scrap, coloured it in with water colour pencils, fussy cut it and then outlined with a Sharpie
  • The red panels are pieces of scrap paper with the yarn ball stamped in a rush colour; this is something, I would do differently as you can’t really see the design! Next time I will clear emboss and shade to highlight it
  • The two red panels were adhered to the centre panel with tape adhesive
  • I used Sirdar yarn to wrap around the card and placed the basked on top, securing it with tiny foam squares around the edges.
  • I placed the balls of yarn inside and held it in place with tape adhesive
  • The panel was adhered to the card blank using double sided foam tape
  • The sentiment was stamped on the same red scrap paper as the two strips. heat embossed with white powder and glued with adhesive

Details

  • Stamps: Creative Stamping Issue 40
  • Paper: Scrap paper, used folders
  • Paper Size: A6
  • Ink: Ranger black archival ink, Zig Alcohol markers, Derwent watercolour pencils
  • Accessories: 3D Foam tape, 3d foam squares, WOW white embossing powder, Sirdar yarn

I am going to use this card the next time I make a crochet project for someone; in fact, I think I might make some tags based on this sketch!

A note on used folders:
My husband receives a lot of folders from clients who send in their paperwork in these gorgeously manufactured.

Obviously there’s branding on it but I can always manage to get at least one, if not 2 A6 cards out of it from the blank areas. If you’re careful about how you cut, you can also get tags and note cards from them.

Laurence brings these home to me and every once in a while, I will spend a happy hour cutting them up and creating card blanks and tag blanks 🙂

This is the kind of folder I am talking about:

Image result for a4 card folders

 

This card has been submitted for the following challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge – 637

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