Friday, 17 September 2010

Bah! Humbug! 36

It's Bah! Humbug! Challenge day today and this week Ann decided we should concentrate on TEXT as a focal point on our projects.
I had been shuffling through some papers the other day ... as you do ... and came across the Papermania 'Naughty and Nice' collection from last year which contains lovely modern funky patterns, including a couple of text sheets.
Originally I intended to cut a large piece and layer it onto a card ... add some ribbon and maybe a snowflake or something.  But, as often happens, I changed my mind at the last minute and decided to be a teeny weeny bit more adventurous.  
I matted the star paper onto the bottom section of some pink glitter card and adhered it to an 8" x 8" square card blank.  
Then I cut a strip of flourescent green card with decorative scissors and added a length of brown ribbon before placing this over the join with foam pads.
After cutting 'Happy Christmas' from the text sheet I glued this onto the pink glitter card and cut around it with the same decorative scissors as before, doing the same again with the green card and then mounting the whole thing at the top of the card.  
In hindsight I think it still looks a little unfinished but will possibly add some adhesive stars or gems across the ribbon as extra decoration before I post it.
Inside I simply used offcuts of the same paper and card to make a centre panel for the greeting.
To see what the other Bah Humbuggers, including out Guest designer Anne, have been up to, just pop across and take a peek and if you'd like to join in, then you'll be sure of a warm welcome.

PS:  Do you like my new custom stamp which arrived the other day?  Found Craft Stamps Online who will turn your own designs and layout into a clear stamp - so I sent off my design created in PSP and 3 days later received my unique stamp.  Cool Huh?


pinkpuppy said...

Thats a great card Max! love the colours, and im loving your custom made stamp, thats so cool!

Rita said...

Great card Max, I love your new stamp too. Hugs Rita xxx

Ann said...

max you are such a star - this card is great. Love your custom stamp too - so special as it's your very own design.
Ann xxx

Beryl said...

Hi Max - thanks for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment. Love the way you've co-ordinated the inside of this card with the outside. Fab idea.
I'm very impressed with your own design stamp. Brilliant.
Beryl xx

Tasha said...

Awesome christmas card Max, love the colours and the jzzy star dp. The layout is great too
love tasha xx

Sue said...

Such an adorable card! Love the papers you've used! Hugs Sue x

Irene said...

Hello Max

What a gorgeous card, I love the vibrant colours and the fabby star paper. Your personalised stamp is fantastic


Cheryl said...

Great card! I love the colors.,

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous Max.