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Monday, 18 October 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 43 - An Easel Card with Rememberence


I haven't been around in ages as have not felt like making any cards (my card supply is dwindling fast!!!)

Anyway, I thought yesterday that I needed to occupy my mind and thought that making a card would be a good way of doing that.

I decided to work with a Poppy Stamp, as it would have been my Dad's Birthday, however he passed away last November and as Poppies are for rememberance I thought this would be a good idea.

I decided to use the Sketch that was provided for by Truly Scrumptious - Challenge 43 - Easel Card as I thought the Sketch was lovely. I'm not normally good at making Easel Cards as I tend to lose my way on the inside bit, but I thing this one turned out ok.

Firstly I matted some Red Mirri-card onto the base card and then layered on some Black Mirri-card. I decided that I was going to stick to black and red for this card. The DP I brought from a local Craft Shop, but they did not have a name on them, they came in a pack of 5 A4 Sheets for a reasonable price!! I layered one piece of the DP on top of the Black Mirri-card, but before I did this, I did not want just a white fold down and so stuck some of the contrasting DP on the back and so when I did the fold down in the corner you would see the other paper. I then layed the contrasting paper onto Red Mirri-card to give it a background and attached it to the card.
The Image came from Kanban, in a set that I was given from my Mum (it was meant to be for Christmas, but she had forgot that it was being delivered and let me open the package whoops!!!). I stamped the Image and coloured it in using my Pro-markers, I used the Poppy colour for the red and Moss for the Green, I thought that it would be good using the Pro-markers as they would give a deep colour for the image which I was looking for. Both the Image and the Black border are raised from the card on Shaker tape to give added interest. I used a bow, which I made from Red Organza Ribbon and also some Card Candy which I got from Craftwork Cards.
For the Inside of the card I used some Black Mirri-card as the base and layered the DP, the same as the front of the card on top. I punched some Red Mirri-card using a Martha Stewart Vintage Lace Border Punch and matted some of the contrasting DP on top which I wrapped some ribbon around. I then attached this to the card using some Shaker Tape to make it raised. Finally I punched out a Martha Stewart Heart Punch using black mirri-card and put some red paper behind it, before attaching it to the card.
I would like to enter this card into the Truly Scrumptious Challenge 43 - Easel Card
I hope you like the card.
Anne-Marie x x