Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Fore.... Matt, with a Twist

The card I have to share today was for my son Matt's birthday this year - I still have last year's to blog, but this one is "Autumnal", his birthday's in Autumn and I love Autumn, AND it's a fancy fold which I also love so it's today's choice :-)
Matt was going to a schmancy new golf "place" for his birthday - we were all going along... and then, the evening before, he had a very bad reaction to some meds and ended up going to hospital by ambulance.  They kept him in for the night... he got worse (anaphylactic shock) and still looked like an inflatable red M&M when he was discharged the next afternoon... so he didn't go to golf, making this card look like a cruel joke - as I gave it to him anyway, lol
The real "treat" of this card is that it is a Twist and Pop Up card so here's the all-important inside....tada
and a couple of shots of the card in action, as it were
I followed an excellent tutorial (here) that uses metric measurement, yay, so much easier than converting :-)  this is not the first one of these cards I've made, though it is the first I have "blogged", so I know from experience I prefer the metric template :-)
I used a digital Alpha from one of my (many, too many unused, sigh) digital scrapbook kits called "Brick and Metal"... one guess which this is, lol.  
I made the letters BIG and added drop shadows in Word, they don't really show in the pic, but they do make a difference IRL.  I attached them with some bronze eyelets that I also used on the front.  The patterned paper used inside is from the same Kaisercraft pad as that on the outside, the black on blue is flocking, it adds a nice texture
Talking of the front: I just loved the image, it's "Stroke of Genius" from Digi Doodle Shop, (no longer available I fear) I enjoyed colouring him up with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  I used a kraft card base and added some paper from a Kaisercraft's pad.  The image panel was attached to its mat with some bronze coloured eyelets then propped up on foam tabs.  
I found a flat back that had lots of facets on it, that was exactly the right size for the golf ball... it looks really good IRL. 
That's it for Matt's birthday card, I hope you liked it, I'd like to enter it in the following challenges:
Give a Crafter A Cookie Has "Autumn Colours" and this gorgeous Cookies pic as inspiration  
Crazy 4 Challenges Just wants us to Make a Card
My Time to Craft Has Use Kraft Card
The Paper Shelter Has Let's Celebrate
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Always gets us to Use Patterned Paper
I will be back in a few days with another offering (I have managed to find most of my cards photos all bar two that I can remember, lol - so I have got quite a big Drafts Folder again)  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Fantastic card! Thanks you for joining with us at https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2018/10/wk-40-anything-goes-challenge-digi.html. Good luck with your entry
Maritza DT

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Fantastic card! Thanks you for joining with us at https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2018/10/wk-40-anything-goes-challenge-digi.html. Good luck with your entry
Maritza DT

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card Donna, love the golfer and the fab design
Lorraine x

*Vicki* said...

Wow, that image is amazing and you've done such a gorgeous job with the coloring! I love it along with your card design too! Very personal and fun! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Carole said...

What a wonderful and very clever card Donna. Your colouring is superb...you must have lots of patience. i am so sorry to hear your son did not make his golf and I hope by now is better and can make up for lost golfing time!

Liz said...

What a fabulous card for a golfer! It was a shame your son missed his birthday. Hope he made a speedy recovery. xx

Natalie said...

Awesome card! I made a pop up card my nephew in May. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Little Miss Muffet Challenge. Natalie-DT

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful masculine card Donna, love your fabulous colouring. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Sam Squires - A Crafting Niche said...

Wow, what a fabulous male card. I hope Matt is better now. Thank you for taking part in the "My Time To Craft" challenge. DT Sam x

Mia said...

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

This is such a great card love the image Thanks for joining us in our week 14 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

Pat K said...

Hi Donna. Sorry to hear Matt missed his golf outing but good to hear he is feeling better. You have coloured the image beautifully...I keep looking back at it. It looks like a photo it's so perfect. Great job on the pop and twist design too. hugs, xxx

Tangii said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Wendy L said...

Super designed card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Oh this is so cute Donna and what an awesome fold you used!! Thanks so much for playing in our celebrations challenge at The Paper Shelter! Hugs:) Audrey DT

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

Dawn Frost said...

LOVE this image, fantastic card! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's anything goes challenge, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

Marg said...

Wow, my first thought at the sight of your card I thought it was a pre coloured image!! Such fantastic colouring. A great card idea too.
Good luck & thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.
Hope to see you again soon
Marg ;)
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com DT member
http://craftycardsbymarg.blogspot.co.uk owner & DT member of one more DT

Melanie said...

A fab male card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use texture” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

Deanne Saunders said...

Great card!!! Glad your hubby is feeling better! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Deanne Saunders said...

...Sorry, your son.


Dwie lewe rączki said...

Stunning card. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Hope to see you next time.
Hugs, Iwona

Julie said...

Such a lovely card and beautiful fall colors.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps
Julie T