Friday, 11 July 2014

Kerry - DT Inspiration Project

A very good morning to you all.  It's my turn to bring you all a little bit of inspiration on The Dragon's Den today.  It's my first official post for the Design Team since joining so I would love lots and lots of lovely comments to help me feel really welcome :)

This week I needed to make a much needed 'Man's card for my Step Dad who is 65 today.  He's not really into sports, he hasn't really got any hobbies as such apart from reading.  I've bought him a book by Stephen King called Mr Mercedes and wanted my card to cover the book in some way.  So I got to browsing the store and came across the perfect image.......

For my project I chose Rupert's Car and I wanted to make my card match the book cover as it's got a striking feature that you'll see further down.  I then picked out some papers called 'Good Friends Papers' as they were such a good match.

I had no template or pattern to work from, I literally created this out of 2 pieces of A3 card, my ruler and pencil and some glue!  It's just a basic box but a big box :) with a twist.  Read on to find out more........

The Front of the book card....

I've coloured Rupert and His car with my Spectrum Noir markers and matted it onto co-ordinating card stock, used a single printed sheet from the Good friends papers, added ribbon, gems and a tag die from Die'sire and I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink.

As you can see I have kept to the monthly theme of Easel Cards, and added a row of gems for the stand.  The gems were clear gems that I bought from the 99p shop (around 200 per sheet) and coloured them with my markers so that they matched the colours on the card perfectly.

This shows the box from the side.  I've made it into a book shaped box, by rounding off the one edge to look like the book binding and by using my markers in straight lines around the other three edges to look like the pages.

This image shows the inside of the box, when the 'Front Cover' is opened up, and the hard back copy of the Stephen King book sitting snuggly in place.  As you can see it has that beautiful blue amongst all of the greys that I had to use on the front of the box

I've used the inside of the cover to add my printed Birthday greeting but I haven't shown it here as that is personal :)

I've decorated the inside of the box with a co-ordinating paper from the set which has blue tones and compliments the rest of the colours I've used.

So there you go, it's amazing what you can create with an image, a few papers, a pencil, ruler and a bit of glue.  I can't wait to see the fabulous designs you create for this months challenge :)

The post is over on my own blog if you would like to take a look at it and all of my other makes, I'd love to have you visit and maybe leave me a comment or two :) 

Kerry xx


Vanessa Hodgson said...

What a fantastic blog Kerry, you have set the bar very high, well done, love it xxx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi Kerry what fabulous inspiration fabulous idea great design hugs Judith xxx

Gwyneth said...

A fantastic 1st project. I look forward to seeing what you come up with for your future posts.

Marleen Gallagher said...

Such a fantastic project hun and combines my 2 favorite past times. Crafting and reading.
A HUGE welcome to the team hun, we are delighted you could join us.
Marleen DTL xx


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