Sunday, May 01, 2016

May Day

Here we are, first of the month again - time for a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, where the "challenge" is to use some patterned paper on your creation.  I made a card for our friend's 80th birthday card... it's a "flip" card, the only way I can think to describe it to the uninitiated is in photos, so expect a few :-)
Here's the front, with the cute image from Bugaboo, coloured with Copics (and some Prismacolor pencil detail) with Stickles added to the party favours and hats and - of course - Glossy Accents to the birds' eyes.

These cards are really easy to make, and to adjust to different dimensions.  For example this Splitcoast Stampers tutorial is what I used for the idea and dimensions for my first flip (also know as swing) card, but for this one I adjusted my template to suit the wider image, resulting in a bigger card overall.  You can use dies to cut out the part that "flips" for a different effect; there are a ton of videos on YouTube - check them out.  

Mine's pretty basic, but it IS in metric unlike most others I found, this pic is just a jpg, if it's not clear enough to follow here's a link to a downloadable pdf,  (it's on my Tutorials, Templates and Freebies page too)  

I used a Cottage Cutz Best Wishes die, cut in blue card then smothered in gloss to "fill" the area next to the image... you need to think about that space when you choose an image for this type of card :-)
Anyway, here's the card mid-swing, and then completely flipped over to read the sentiment, which came with one of my Birdbrain Chick images from From the Heart digital stamps.  I just typed the sentiment on the front - tried to match the font on the FTH sentiment as best I could, I think it's okay :-)
The papers are from my stash... can't remember the origin of either I'm afraid... and the wooden 8 and 0 are from my stash too; given the paint and gloss treatment to tie them in. 
That's all there is to it... easy peasy.  I hope you get a chance to pop over to the Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge to check out the rest of the DT... hope you get a chance to enter the challenge too; great prize on offer as always, and of course the theme is so EASY!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges: 
OSAAT Anything with Wings
A Snowflakes Promise Anything Spring
Inky Chicks Birthday
Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Birthday
Little Miss Muffet Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Challenge 19  Anything Goes (Always)
Creative Fingers Anything Goes
Art by Miran Anything Goes
Simon Says Challenge Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes
Create and Inspire Anything Goes
I'll be back in a few days, I've got a few things ready to blog (finally!) so it's "just" a case of finding the time to write a post up.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Megan J said...

Hi Donna, a fabulous card, I bought a die set which will make a circular one... haven't had a chance to play with it yet, thanks for the links to the templates, have a great weekend... Megan

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Hehe, this is a great card, love it!

Love and hugs

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

This is a brilliant card Ginny x
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Vicki Dutcher said...

Love those fun birds! Looks like the party days are over :) Thanks for joining in at STB.

Hazel said...

Thanks so much for your lovely inspiration for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge xx

Gayatri said...

Awesome card. Those birds are adorable. Thanks for joining in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge!
Gayatri xx

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

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Claudia's kaartjes said...

Hi Me Again, LOL

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Create And Inspire
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Tracy S said...

What a cool and unique fold on the card. I also love those crazy birds! So fun. Great card.