Wednesday, January 20, 2010

View Master Card and Top 3 for Pick 3

What terrific surprise I received this morning when reading my emails. I have been picked in one of the Top 3 for this weeks Pick 3 Challenge over at Stamping Vacation. This was for my little gift bag. Thanks so much Denise a huge honour.

I visited Splitcoast Stampers Tutorial section the other night to find something for my next project. Saw the tutorial here on this wonderful View Finder card and couldn't resist having a try. They are a little fiddly lining everything up but well worth the time. I throughly enjoyed creating this card and I am sure will do another one soon.

I have created this card for my little sister's birthday this coming Saturday. Now the image I have used a little more sophisticated that my sis but the essence of the card is 'to spoil herself'.

The base card is SU Summer Sun which I have rounded the right hand corners on. Then a layer of SU Pacific Point topped with a layer of Stampin Up design paper that I don't know the name of ... sorry! The wonderful image of the lady and the table I received in an image swap over at Craftmad last year....another item I don't know the name of. I have coloured her with my watercolour pencils, aqua pen and metallic gold pen. I then cut her out leaving a little white edge around the image. Something I see on other cards and think looks terrific and finally got to try.

For the View Finder part of the card there is a wonderful tutorial here but I will give you a quick run down of what I have done. I cut a circle in the background paper using my Circle Nestabilities. Tried to position it so that the items would look like they were sitting on the table. I have cut the biggest Scalloped Edged circle with my nestabilities for the spinner piece that is placed behind the background paper and attached with a split pin. I then cut out a circle tab on the right hand side so that you can spin the circle. Next I stamped the images onto the white spinning wheel. I did this with the wheel attached behind the background paper but used another piece of card that I had cut the same size (view) circle out that appears in the background paper. I used this as a mask so that when I stamped only the image would appear in the circle and no mess on my design paper. The background paper is adhered on with 3D foam tape. This just raises the paper enough to allow the view finder to turn easily.

I finished the card with this lovely and appropriate sticker from the Sticker Store.


  1. Congrats on making the top 3 Merry! Your card is wonderful. Well done on lining everthhing up. Your sister will love it.

    Kyile ox

  2. WOW this is brilliant,love it and I am sure your sister will as well!!!

  3. Oh my!! This is wonderful!! Great work! Seems a bit time consuming so if I try this I better allow several hours!

  4. Congrats Merry!! Fabulous card! Your are a talented lady!! Hugs Nilla

  5. These are awesome Merry, youre great with the fiddley stuff, I have no patience for stuff like that. It came out great!

  6. Gorgeous creation. Love the colours and design.

  7. Well done Merry, display that logo with pride.

    A very nice card here as well.

    B x

  8. Awesome I love this card! I will have to give that technique a try :)


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