I’ve been pretty busy the last few weeks making some pretty detailed cards, so it has been difficult to actually blog, stay tuned there are some interesting cards coming ( I also work full time)but here is one I am finally able to post. It is the weekend so that means it’s time for the Crazy4Challenges challenge and I created this card for that challenge. So apparently September 15th is International Dot day, so the challenge was to incorporate dots into my design. Some are obvious and some are so itty bitty you may not notice unless I point them out, But they are there. This card was a special request from my coworker Katherine to her sister, and some of the little elements added were suggestions from Katherine to make the card a little more personal. so here we go, can you see all the dots…
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ok, so I will explain this card section by section, most of the paper and cardstock are from Stampin Up, with the exception of the green leaf patterned paper which I found in my crazy paper bun, All the colours are listed below in the instructions.
The cardbase is cut from Flirty Flamingo cardstock. The wood grain paper and the cloud paper are from Stampin Up and I believe both are retired. Dimensions are shown in pic.
To make the Pop up Mechanism I used the Adirondack Chair die from Karen Burniston. I LOVE this die set. I recommend watching the VIDEO as it explains how to fold properly and how the best way to add a background if you want. ( I have her original die set, she has new one on her website that I believe is the same)
I really like the look of the wood grain paper on the Adirondack chair, so this is how I achieved that.
The sky needed to be added next, and I decided that I didn’t like the sharp line between the grass and the sky so I added the fence. the fence is from the House and Fence pop up die set from Karen Burniston.
The green patterned paper is double sided, so Now I had to cover the plaid pattern that is now facing the outside.
I was given a photo of the birthday girls cat so I decided to try and created him as close as I could. I used Whiskers the cat to make my cat, he is a retired KB die set.
I used acetate strips to attach the props to the chair, they are clear so they are really hard to see in the photos.
Here comes some itty bitty dots.
The Larger shaker box…
How I made the little cat element for the front…
Now for the smaller shaker box…
(typo that I can’t fix below-it is supposed to say “I couldn’t see the 50 through all the shaker bits)( and the 58 is suppose to say 50)
To make the clusters, I laid out a blob of liquid glue and I added the little coloured gems individually, then I poured the microbeads over to fill in the spaces between the gems.
oops another typo 🤦♀️, the large pink circle is a stitched circle not a scalloped circle.
to see some other cute Adirondack chair cards please check these out.