Sunday, November 01, 2015

Time for a New Challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge

Yup, it's the first of the month... time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge... you know the one where all you have to do is use Patterned Paper on your project - too easy!!  
I made a card for my friend Jenny who turned 50 - she loved it, I hope you do too. 
 It's a stair step card, well I think that's what the fold is called, which looks like a "normal" square card on the front - the "fancy" bit's inside; here's the great template and tutorial I followed and here's a pic of that all important inside before I go into detail
The papers are all from Kaisercraft's Hey Birdie collection, the green detail on the leaves is foiled, it really gives it a lift that's hard to see in the pic :-)
I've used an image by Teri Sherman I've had for a while called Beautiful Blossom... I bought it from Delicious Doodles, before the stoopid EU laws that shouldn't affect me, living in Australia shut down that and many more of my favourite digi stores - fortunately you can now get Delicious Doodles images in Teri's Etsy shop here.  
It's printed on Versa Linen card, giving a nice texture.  I rounded two of the corners on all of the panels I used, inside and out using a 1" corner rounder.
I coloured, as usual with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, added glitter to the butterflies, her nails and some Viva Liquid Pearls to her bracelet.
I used brown cardstock as the base for the card and pink cardstock for the matting, embossing the small squares on the steps with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder and inking the edges with some brown ink.
The "Happy" and "Birthday are Spellbinders dies, cut in brown cardstock then covered (carefully!) with Glossy Accents, the "5" and "0" are wood painted with Acrylic paint then lashings of Gloss - I just cut the "th" from the middle of another "birthday" die cut :-)
The ribbon on the front is from my stash, the pink scroll underneath is Memory Box's Ivy Tendril die.  
I used a couple more of the Ivy Tendrils in brown to the inside of the card.  The pearl and rhinestone embellie on the front was from ebay, the gold flatbacks are from my stash.
That's it for the workings of this card... I thought it was a good card to use for a Patterned Paper Challenge with the amount of patterned paper on it! - but you don't have to use anything LIKE as much pp as I have, you just need to have SOME on your project to join in.
Pop over to the blog, check out the rest of the team's work and join in, great prize on offer and always such an easy theme!
I'd like to enter my "stair step or whatever the fold's called" card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Colourful 
As You Like It  Pastels or Brights and why (I like pastels, but end up "Bright", lol)
Moving Along With The Times Leaves and/or Trees (Both!)
Polkadoodles Sparkle, bling or glitter
Sparkles Monthly Challenge Pearls or Lace (Pearls on embellie, and gold flatback "pearls")
Addicted to  Stamps Things with Wings (Butterfly)
Papertake Weekly Take Your Pick (product: Score Board)
Aud Sentiments Birthday Sentiment
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Simon Says Challenge Anything Goes
Art by Miran Anything Goes
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes
Until next time (still got to get something out of my drafts folder!!) Happy Crafting, Donna


Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Donna, love the image and pretty paper.
Lorraine x

Wendy L said...

Such a beautiful card and great colouring, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxx

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, your card is so delightful and delicate, and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

Elaine Stark said...

Fab colours and a super image. I love the style of card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Cazro said...

A beautiful well constructed card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges Caz DT.

Unknown said...

I love these colours and your image and colouring are striking! Great card shape and gorgeous embellishments. Thanks for joining us for Challenge # 73 Pearls/And Or Lace at Sparkles Monthly Challenges xx

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card...inside and out! Such a lovely image! Wonderful coloring!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Dori Shelton said...

What a fabulous card! Thanks for the inspiration...I may have to make one of these! I love your bright beautiful patterns and colors you chose.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous design and colouring of the image .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous and elaborate card! Great idea, beautiful colouring and an amazing design! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week!
Kamila DT

Dewi Lestari said...

Stunning! Thanks for joining at ATSC: Things with Wings

MaxiBelle Studio said...

So soft & elegant. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #44.
Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Annette said...

Love your brights. Fab colouring too.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
Lili of the Valley,
Without Words Challenge
In The Pink Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Di said...

Fabulous card Donna! Wonderful design and such gorgeous colours too.


Di xx

Cuttlebug Mania DT

Michelle said...

Wow this is so precious. The papers and the colouring are fantastic.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Good luck. xxx Michelle (DT)

Suze said...

Gorgeous papers and image. Beautiful colouring. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.