Monday, 16 September 2013

"Pick of the Week" - 3

Good Morning Everybody!
Gwyneth here with a new "Pick of the Week" to hopefully inspire you.

When Marleen contacted me a few weeks ago and invited me to join the small team of crafters who were going to post on a rotating basis to the new "Pick of the Week" feature on this blog I felt very honoured, although not totally sure about my suitability for the job.  But having been persuaded to join this little Design Team I've thrown myself in to creating an assortment of different cards to show you over the next few months made using various items from the Stamping Dragon Designs shop.  A lot are works in progress, but the first is ready to show you today.

My one resolution at the beginning of this year was to regularly make cards for men and children, rather than just spending weeks making only cards for women (and I think I've been reasonably successful at this) so I decided to kick off my contribution to this blog by making a rustic/male card.

Stamping Dragon Designs Item:
Giraffe Digital Stamp - found - Here - in the shop.
Kraft Card; 300gsm Super Smooth card stock; green glitter card; ProMarkers; Finger-lift Tape; Glue gel
Scoreboard; Joy Embossing Machine; Branch and assorted leaf dies

After printing the digi-stamp I coloured it in.  Rather than try to go for colouring a large background area smoothly I decided to go for a camouflaged look background.  I also did a separate panel of the camouflaged background for cutting out the leaves - because I wanted the colours to match and also wanted my leaves to look dappled rather than a flat colour.  I also did a panel of the same browns as used on the giraffe to be used for the branches.

I just tore around the digi to create my topper, and tore two mats of Kraft card and Glitter card to go behind it, and used an assortment of dies to cut out branches and leaves.  One sheet of Kraft Card was simply scored and folded in half to make the base card.

I stuck everything together with tape and glue - but I kept these to the centre of each piece so that the edges could just lift - it gives a bit of a dimensional look without making the card too deep to go into an ordinary envelope.

And that is it from me for today.
Marleen will be here next Monday with a project to share with you all, and Fran the Monday after that - I'll see you back here in three weeks time.

If you fancy trying out some of Stamping Dragon Designs, do pop to the Store to find all you need.
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Till next time - Enjoy Your Crafting!
DT Member
(And if you are wondering "who's Gwyneth?" - then you'll find an "About Me and My Blog!" piece on my blog.)


Fran said...

Great card , ideal for men xx

GrandmaCarol46580 said...

Love the card. Thank you for sharing.

Sue said...

Fab card xxx

Craftymum said...

Love this card and fab colouring...I have a soft spot for giraffes and my middle girl has such a long tongue I said she was one in a previous life (but I haven't told you that ;) ) xx

Tina said...

Fab card Gwyneth, love the background , will definitely be having a go at that at some point. Hugs Tina xx


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