Sunday, 16 October 2011
POLKA .DOODLES: RIBBON & BOWS CHALLENGE
I wanted to make a card that was functional as well as something that would be loved by the person receiving it.
So l re-visited an card l made about 12 months ago. So this double tag owl card was made.
The papers are from some wonderful CD called SUGAR BIRDIES and DOUBLE SPRINKLES
These are different Cd's but they work together. I was totally surprised that the Cd's from POLKA DOODLES are one of the rarest of crafting items. They stand alone but they also compliment each other. This way your crafting stach is ever growing and you can pick elements for each.
Any way the images l chose were from a CD called SUGAR BIRDIES.
After l printed the images out l carefully cut round each owl and left a border approx 5 mm. This was then coloured in by using a warm grey pro-marker. [If you visit Polka Doodles you will find a very good range of pens at a very competitive price withing your crafting budget!]
Back to the card...
I also printed out 4 complimentary papers that would work together but had different designs on. When l was happy l cut 2 at an angle so that when they were secured in place they formed a pocket.
The paper l was using for the tags were glued onto a pre cut out tag that had been made using my stand by crafting item a Cereal box!
Each of the papers were distressed with Tea Dye from the Tim Holtz Range. [Again if you visit PD you will find a good selection that you will be able to add to your stash]
The owls were then secured onto one of the tags that had been backed by one of the papers. 3 holes were punched at the top of the tag and several lengths of ribbon were threaded through and then knotted to secure. As l only did one knot l took a strong glue and then put a good dob [crafting technical term!] at the reverse so that it would hold and not let the ribbons fall out.
As an after thought on the tags i took a clear gloss pen and just went over the petals of the flower design and using a liquid pearl l just made a few petal centers.
Making up the card is easier than you originally might think. All it is making two pockets. All you have to remember is that one paper sheet has a longer right side and a lower Left side. The other pocket is reversed. The left side is larger than the right side. Just take your time draw out on a scrap paper and cut out before you move onto your 'Good quality printed paper'
The ribbon at the bottom was made up by taking some string and knotting at each end. Then a smaller complimentary ribbon was wound round and secured. When the string was dry using a strong glue secure onto another ribbon that had been placed before hand.
Then the last thing to put into place was the sentiment. This was printed out from the PRETTY SWEET CD. using a scalloped edge punch, you punch out one of the sentiments. This was then backed onto a scalloped gold mirror card, this was then layered and using dimensional secured into place.
So by using items from 3 Cd's l was able to make this Birthday card that l think anyone would love to receive.
If you need any help or more information as how l did something in any of my projects please leave a message and l will get back to you as soon as l can.