Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Texting Teen - part one
Another card for a male but this time a teenager & considering the amount of time they spend on the phone & have their ears permanently hooked into music every time they leave the house, this image seemed just perfect to use on a card for my nephew. It is called ' Connected' & is from Phindy's Place and I coloured him using Promarkers - but paper-pieced his t-shirt.
The papers I chose are a combination of some from LdyMcbeth, Karen Diamond & QueenBee all set into a combination of frames I created using my Silhouette Cameo. I do l-u-r-v-e my Cameo! LOL. Every part of my card is a cut-file & nearly everyone of them on this particular card is a print & cut. As for the basic design, I used the sketch this month at CLP as a guide one but of the required 'layers' I interpreted with faux stitching. Thought it made a bit of a change to read the sketch in this way but meant the digi-stitching overlay had to be added to both the background papers making sure it aligned correctly. It was also recoloured to match my colour-scheme. Not used it in a good while butI actually got out my heat gun and embossed some of the embellishments (buttons & chevrons) but would have done a bit more too had my heat gun not decided to suddenly change the noise it makes - & then a tiny whiff of smoke rose up from the back vents which does seem to suggest that it might well have died on me. :( To compliment the glossy texture of the heat embossing I added a textured cardstock base and also cut the 'loopy' frame design on top of the image from similar cardstock. Not that either the shine or the texture is showing up in the photo very well. LOL.
As for the back of the tent-fold card, I did of course create another gamut of cut files here too - well, it wouldn't be me if there weren't a few more, would it? LOL. (I did a rough count of all the cut-files for this card & got to 17!) I added my nephew's name to the top and layered up more matching papers on to which I popped a kind of tabbed post-card affair for the sentiment which will allow me to write who it is from on the left-hand side when I am ready to send it.
Thanks for your comments guys.
Challenges I would like to enter are:
CLP - design sketch
Craft Your Passion - use teal as main colour
Whimsy - fancy edges
A Gem of a Challenge - embossing wet or dry
Penny's - embossing wet or dry
Totally Papercrafts - embossing
Totally Stampalicous - paper piecing
Simon Says Stamp - paper piecing
Use Your Stuff - birthday
Stamp 'n' Doodle - boy's/male birthday
Crafty Boots - new (made a complete set of new cut-files)
Emerald Faerie - celebration
Inky Impressions - celebrate
Tip Top - lavishly luscious layers
Glitter & Sparkle - sentiment
Lady Anne's - (use a stamp) +anything goes
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
DigiStamps4Joy - anything goes
I ♥ Promarkers - anything goes
Eureka - anything goes
SimplyCreateToo - anything goes
Crafter's Cafe - anything goes.