Saturday, 12 January 2013

Another Beat The Blues Entry for Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Well i seem to be all or nothing when it comes to ideas for my card making, i can go weeks where i get utterly frustrated because i cannot even get an idea of where to start and other times the ideas just keep coming and i can barely keep up with them. I originally coloured two images for my previous card because i was not entirely sure which one i wanted to use so ended up with two coloured images. I chose the LOTV image for the previous card and this Hannah Lynn image was far to gorgeous to remain stored in my stash so off i went and created another card.

The card base is one i had in my stash and measures 15cm x 15cm. I cut silver pearlescent paper to 14cm x 14cm and mounted onto the card blank using double sided sticky tape. The 4 patterned paper strips are all 3cm x 11cm (they were actually what i had left over after making the previous card) and mounted them on card the same as the card blank. I then trimmed a fairly obvious border around each but did not measure this. I then aligned them how i wanted them to sit, i find this helps me to do because i have a tendency to change my layout so many times before my final card. I then adhered them using double sided tape. I then added the black ribbon. Once i had coloured the image i had already mounted on silver pearlescent paper and mounted again on black card stock, all using double sided tape. I adhered the image to the card from using foam tape so it is a little raised from the background. I made the bow and adhered this to the card using Glossy Accents and finally added the blue gems. I have a tendency to be extremely critical of my own efforts but must confess i am pretty happy with the way this turned out.

I used...
Hannah Lynn Digital Image
Black Pearlescent card blank originally purchased from Kmart
Patterned papers are all by Doodlebug Designs
Black Ribbon was from my stash
Blue Gems from Kaiser Craft
Copics B23, R81, E50, C7, C9, G05
Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star
Glossy Accents and Double sided tape from my stash

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  1. Hi there, this is a beautiful card. Love the colours!!

  2. so stunning jo.fabulous pretty image and i love your design and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Lovely card Jo, fantastic colouring on her hair. I really like the clean lines of your layout too. Thanks for playing along with us on Cute Card Thursday this week.