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Sunday 14 June 2009

Use It, Sketches by Tamara, Pile It On & Paper Blooms

My MIL phoned earlier to ask if I could make her a card which she needs by tomorrow, no pressure then! I immediately got to thinking of the design and what challenges I could fulfil at the same time :)

I have combined the following 5 challenges into this card :-
The base of the card is an A4 sheet of a magenta pink metallic card which of course has not scanned in very well! The papers and image are from Pink Petticoat. The colour is 'princess pink' but it seems a bit lilac to me, I think maybe the magenta is so strong it throws it off a bit ? I've never printed off PP papers before, only the images. We have an Epson photo printer which has 6 separate inks and they cost a fortune so it's put me off printing the papers to be honest. I am pleasantly surprised how well they have printed and would certainly do it again as I think if you only print waht you need then it won't cost too much. We have a laser printer for black printing and that has proven to be a good investment.

Anyway the image is coloured with Marvy Le Plume pens and I printed off the parcels individually so I could layer them with 3d foam. The 1st layer is the main image, the 2nd is all three parcels, 3rd layer is the top two parcels and then the 4th layer is the top parcel. I added ribbons to the bottom parcels and glitter glue. I then used a small silver bow to add to the top parcel.

The scallop border was cut from an embossed packaging using scissors and a Fiskars template. The pink spotty ribbon is self adhesive from Docrafts. The flowers are Primas with a posh Papermania gem brad holding it together. I have used a small jump ring to attach the diddy tag to the ribbon and used rub-ons to add the age of the recipient. The lettering is a textured adhesive felt alphabet that I bought from Poundland. The circular sentiment was printed off using a seal generator from a website.


Ida / Little said...

What a fab card, I really love the colors you have used for this card, really pretty :) Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week for our digital challenge :)

Hugs Ida

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Mandy! I love how you layerd the packages, it gives such nice effect and the bow on the top is very pretty. The image is adorable. I also love the ribbon and the flower and how you added the letters.

Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)


Anonymous said...

oh Mandy, what a brilliant idea the one of the bow at the top of the pile of gifts!!!!

Thanks for playing and keep them coming!

-- dalis DTC for Pile It On!

Leah said...

Such a fun, cute card! Love the image and the colors you chose:)

Donna said...

Great job on your card Mandy considering you were under pressure to get one done so quickly. Love the image you chose and the layering you've done on the pressies was a brilliant idea. Love the circular sentiment and the pink dotted ribbon. I think you're MIL will be very pleased with what you've created.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a fabulous weekend.
Donna xx

Vickilyn said...

Love love love it!! The bow is brilliant and I love the layered flower!

Rose said...

well you sure can crank out a fab card under pressure girl!! :D

Unknown said...

wow Mandy! way to knock out five challenges with one FABULOUS card... awesome job!! thanks so much for playing along with this week's Use It! challenge!!
hugs & ♥~

Joanne said...

This is a fabulous card! I love how you combined all your challenges to create this!

Nicola said...

Wowee what a fabulous card Mandy. Love your image which is coloured to perfection and those layers of pressies look fantastic. Love these papers and your sentiment stamp and Debbie is gonna love this too.
Thank you for joining us at "Stampin´for the Weekend" and we hope you will play along with us next week too.
Nicola -x-

Randee E said...

Don't you just love it when you can combine challenges!! It's like taking multi-tasking to a totally different level! Such a cute card. Thanks for the well wishes on making it to the 2S4U top 20! Makes me smile that people like my cards :0) Have a great day!

Jen said...

Hi Mandy,
This is a wonderful image. I love all the colours and layout too. Well done on getting it done so quickly.
Thanks for joining the SFTW challenge this week.
Jen x

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card Mandy. Love the pink/purple colour combo and beautifully coloured. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW

Kimmi said...

Great card. Love the pressies! The image is fab and your choice of papers to co-ordinate are great! Love the way you've combined 5 challenges into one! Fantastic!

Thanks for joining us this week at SftW


Pop's Cards said...

Hi Mandy, i love the colours they are so bright and eye catching, the image is fab, love all the presents...

Thank you for joining us at SFTW hugs Pops x x x

Vicki said...

Hi Mandy

Your card is all gorgeous 'n' girly, love the colour scheme and such a fabby image, it's great that you have added the recipients name such a personal touch and the lil age tag is great too. Thanks for taking part with this weeks challenge over at SFTW, good luck xx vicki xx

crafty amy said...

Wow welldone for getting this card in so many challenges and I am sure that she will love it as it is so much fun!
I have an epsom too and I love digi papers and stamps but I have to say that I use compatible inks they are really good and just a fraction of the price :)
I love the way you have colourd this image and layer the presents.
Thank you for joining us at stampin for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Deanna said...

Too cute! Great job!