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Thursday, 27 October 2011

IDIC Card of The Week


Today I have the honour to be the very 1st person to be showcased on a new feature at I Did It Creations for this is the Card of the Week.... Woohoo :)


I was very fortunate to have won a challenge with this card at Robyn's Nest and was given a guest spot as my prize. Jeanette particularly liked my tent card I had made previously and I was given my pick of the fabulous digi's over at Robyn's Fetish to make my card with.


Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps

I combined 3 separate images to make up this card. The most fun bit for me working with digital stamps is looking at what I can add together to make a scene. I'm not clever enough to do that with traditional rubber stamping but love to play with them on the computer. In this particular case for the middle section I used the Basket of Apples digi and resized it, used Apple Cider and was able to digitally create layers so the whole section is decoupaged.

The image on the outside Apple Harvest was enlarged to fit the card and then I printed a second layer of the basket and raised with 3d foam. All images are coloured with Promarkers/Flexmarkers and I have added glossy accents to make leaves shiny, apples on the tree and the tops of the bottles, I added glitter to the hearts and used a Promarker Fine Nib to draw the detail of the bark on the tree.

I didn't work to a template on the construction of the card but had seen some on other people's blogs and experimented to get the shape as I wanted. In this example I used a sheet of A4 card, scored a line at 2.5cm at one short end, at the other end 2cm and 2.5cm. This provides the folds at the bottom so it can stand up. I then divided the rest of the card in half and this provides the fold at the very top of the card. At this point it is easier to cut your window out. I used a Nestabilities labels die to draw round and cut the window out. I covered the front of the card with a red checked paper from a Dovecraft Christmas stack (love that it looks like a checked table cloth!) Carefully cut around the window on the inside of the card and you have a mat for another project :)

Use strong tape to join at the bottom and the main frame of the card is then done. All the digi images are mounted on foam to add more dimension and then I used some Papermania glitter glue around the edge of the window to finish it off.

Susan has provided some links to instructions on how to make a tent card on this post if mine seem like gobbledy gook!

I really enjoyed making this card, thanks to I Did It Creations, Robyn's Nest and Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps for giving me this opportunity.


Card Size – A5 ish
Paper - Dovecraft
Embellishments - Papermania Glitter glue & glossy Accents 
Tools - 3d foam, scissors, Nestabilities die
Techniques - Decoupage

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


34 comments:

Dora said...

O wow, this is gorgeous, love the colours and that gingham background is perfect. Hugs xxx

Marlene said...

It looks fabulous! Congrats on being showcased!

Linda said...

Gorgeous card and congraulations on being showcased!

Stephanie said...

What a pretty card! I really like your apple scene. Thanks for playing along with us at the SNSDC blog.

Doreen said...

A fabulous card and congrats on being showcased.Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle this week.xxx

BetteK said...

AT LAST Mandy I am able to pop along and thank you for your lovely comments ... what a struggle it has been but, hopefully, I've now got the hang of it. Look forward to chatting again and I hope next week will be my first WOYWW ... maybe! x

Rene said...

This is super cute!
Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! To be in the running to win this week's fabulous prize, just leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw it on MIM! The more comments you leave, the greater your chance of winning!
Rene :D

GypsyOwl said...

Love the fall energy! Good choice for the Fall Fun Challenge. Thanks so much for entering. ♥ Deb

Laurie said...

This card is adorable!!! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
Laurie
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

Adrian said...

very cute card!

Trail of Treasures said...

This card is too stinkin' cute! Love the apple cider themed card Mandy! Thanks for celebrating with us this week at CTO!

Hugs,
Tracey - CTO DT member
www.trailoftreasures.com

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love this card, it really captures the feel of harvest time.


Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.

Dionne

StephC said...

Adorable! The images are too cute. So glad you joined us at FYI!

Sande said...

Such a lovely card!

Great to have you taking part of SSDS's challenge this time.
Hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Sande xx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Carol said...

Hi Mandy, love your card. You asked about the embossing folder I used at OSAAT - it's from a Sissix twin pack called Christmas Set #5, hope you are able to find it at the Nec. Carol x

girlia said...

Very pretty

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Mandy, Just want to thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave such a lovely much appreciated comment. In response to your query, on this occasion the flowers were bought ones but sometimes I do colour white flowers to get the colour match I need to my copics. Judy x

Denise and Louise said...

Great card. Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

ahlers5 said...

Love the gingham papers. Beautiful image. Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge this week.
Diane

Joey said...

cute card Mandy, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love apple cider in the Fall, super cute card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

sara said...

really sweet card the images look fab together thank you so much for joining us at little darlings this week
hugs sara x

Myrna said...

Love how you carried your apple theme throughout your card.
Thank you for joining us for the Little Darlings Challenge.

Melissa said...

Cute, thanks for joining CTO!

Linda said...

Love the Mary Englebert look you have going on here, Mandy. The scene is so appropriate for the fall, yet with the non-traditional colors. Thank you for joining us at the Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenges this week.

ScrapMyWay said...

cute card thanks for joining us 2 CTO/Love To Crop
Claire........new follower
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Esther said...

Darling card with the apple cider theme!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!

Charlotte said...

Great digi and wonderful colors. Thanks for joining CTO!
Charlotte

Basement Stamper said...

Great digi image, looks like it would make for a nice picnic. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey this week.

dstandard said...

This is adorable! Thanks for playing at FYI!

Michelle said...

A really lovely card. Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Sammibug said...

So cute! Love the checkerboard paper! Thanks for joining in our "Tic Tac Toe" challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

thinker said...

a perfect harvest card! Thanks for participating at Gingerloft Challenge.