Saturday, 28 May 2011

Something a bit Different

I've been asked to make a special card for someone at work - something with several 'scenes' to it. My original idea was to make a concertina card, but then I remembered a video I came across a week or so ago, and thought that might work. But, I don't have all the details for that card yet, and I'd have to describe the format to my colleague before I could start work on it, so I thought I'd have a go using images I've already got to prove it's at least possible!

I used this video for the general instructions.

I did all the image preparation in Photoshop Elements, using images from Stitchy (her Rainbow Magic silhouettes) and Panda Bear Designs (her rainbow papers, or at least, two of them). I've added some of the cookie cutter shapes from PSE, and some brushes which were a freebie from My Grafico (the birds). The banners were also PSE cookie cutter shapes.

The words come from a poem by John Bliven Morin called Faeries and Pixies and are copyright to him. If you want to read the whole thing, you can find it here:

I used circles around 210mm (A4 card width), and edged the printed quarter circles with peel offs. It's times like this I seriously consider getting myself one of those electronic cutters - to be able to get perfect circles that size would be wonderful!
My next project is going to be to see if I can come up with a standard template for this style of card - it seems to me to be the ideal candidate for a completely digital approach (well, apart from the cutting and assembly). I may fail completely, but I'm going to have a go.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges: 
Fairy Fun Friday where they want more than one fold,
Sew Many Cards where they want circles (I started with four, and that's just the base card!)
Crafty Purple Frog where they want 'Things of Beauty',
Crafting for All Seasons where anything goes,
Divas by Design where they want 'one for the girls',
Paper Shelter where anything goes,
A Spoonful of Sugar where they want 'things with wings',
Creative Card Crew where anything goes,
Stamps R Us where they want us to use something digital,
Allsorts where they want things with wings.


Livert said...

Cool card. Thanks for joining us at TPS.

Hugs Liv.

Fleur said...

WOW this is amazing, those silhouette images are stunning
Thanks for joining our challenges at ALLSORTS & ASFOS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Lizy said...

This is absolutely fantastic Josephine! I will definitely be checking out how to make one! Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week and hope to seeyou again next time!
Lizy DT x

McCrafty's Cards said...

what a fabulous card, Thanks for playing along with us at TPS this week.
Kevin xx

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love the card design and your images. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxx

kaos said...

Wow - a beautiful creation!

Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!

Dot said...

Beautiful card, I have never made such one myself. Could imagin there is a lot of work behind it.Thank you for joining us at FFF this time. Hope you enjoyed it.
hugs Dorte

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining at TPS this week....


karen In Houston said...

Thanks for playing along with Sew Many Cards this week. Your card is awesome and is a card that I have never seen before. WTG

Hannah Clark said...

I love the way this card opens! All those silhouette images are just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at FFF!

HandmadebyTLC said...

LOVE it when I see something as original as this!
perfect for the One for the Girls challenge over at Diva's by Design. Thanks for joining in! Good Luck!
Tammy Louise

Tracey Brossart said...

Such an interesting creation and beautiful too!

Thanks for joining us at PFD for the "More Than One Fold" challenge and good luck! :D

xx Tracey xx

Dawn said...

Your card made top 3 at CFAS! Congratulations!


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