Friday, 11 June 2010

Challenge 22 - Anything Goes

It's been a funny old week 'cos I've been really busy but have done nothing, if you know what I mean?   Maybe the school's being closed 3 days for in service days and local public holiday had something to do with that but it's really strange when that happens.
One thing I do have to show is this card created for our Bah! Humbug! Challenge which this week is 'Anything Goes' and I'm afraid it's another easy peasy card made from a Kanban kit.  
I took an A4 sheet of black card and folded it to make a z-fold card blank.  Then it was a simple case of trimming the gorgeous pink embossed card slightly smaller than each panel ... matting onto silver mirri card ... adding strips of message ribbon top and bottom and adhering it all in place.  
I stamped and embossed the Papermania ornamental bauble onto black card and then cut it with a Nellie Snellen Rectangle Frame die.  
The stamp was too large even for the largest frame but I was able to extend it by following this recent tutorial posted over at Ikkle's Cuttlebug Cupboard.  If you own a Cuttlebug but you've never visited this blog then you really should try to as she shares some fantastic ideas and has written some great tutorials.  
This was then matted onto a panel of pale pink card ... can you see it through the holes? ... and a pink spotty ribbon bow was added.  A few dots of pink glitter were randomly dabbed on the stamped ornament and small circles, left over from silver chain border peel offs, were popped around the decorative edge before mounting it with double-sided tape onto pink embossed card and then matted to black card.  This panel was then mounted onto the front of the finished card, overlapping the card edge.
Sorry it wasn't more exciting this week ... but don't worry because my fellow Bah! Humbug! DT members have been much more creative and their shares include a beautiful project from our Special Guest Designer Claire ... so plenty to get your creative juices going.  While you're there you can find out who was the lucky winner of our June Prize Draw ... but cover your ears 'cos she screams! ... LOUDLY!
Hope you all enjoy a Fabulous Friday ... wherever you are and whatever you are doing.


Irene said...

Morning Max

Just gorgeous, gorgeous and perfect.
Fabulous colours, wonderful stamp and your magic touch - perfect.


Susan.... said...

Morning Max,
Thats a stunning card! love the bauble,and the colour scheme too.Kanban seem to have some fab products, l am liking what l see !
Hope you and the family are all well?
Susan x

Claire said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. Gorgeous colours and that stamp is FAB!!!!
Claire xx

dragonflyjoy said...

Lovely unusual card Max. Have taken advice and looked at the Cuttlebug Cupboard tutorial site as although I am unable to make cards at the moment (too complicated to explain) it may come in handy if and when I get back to card making.

Hope you are well

love and hugs

Joyce xxx

Ann said...

You always call them quick and simple but Max this is stunning. I saw the tutorial you mention but I thought it still looked tricky - maybe my brain was still asleep at the time of reading(okay it is most of the time). anyway don't forget how to do it cause you can teach me on our next holiday.
Ann xxx

Debs said...

It might be easy peasy, but it is very effective. Lovely.

Take Care Debs xx

Ikki said...

Hi Max, well done, I told everyone it was easy - I don't do hard! AND, more importantly you have proved it on your lovely card. Thanks for the link, hope you'll continue to visit the Cupboard because I have a few new ideas which even I'm excited about. Would you like me to put your card in my Friday Followers Gallery, the only condition is that you are a follower (obviously) and say YES and I will do the rest. Hope to hear from you. Thanks again, have a great Sunday. ikki

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Max, it looks very classy. Cathy xxxx