Friday, July 9, 2010

A Building Theme

Morning everyone, the cards today were created for my Weekly Inspiration Challenge over at Craftmad.  The theme last week was HOUSES/BUILDINGS.  The theme this week is SPORTS.  Can't believe it Friday already and I haven't made that card.

This card I had spied a technique in a magazine that I wanted to try out.  First I used a white pre-scored base card (Blue Edge Crafts).  Then a layer of wonderful green paper from a magazine.  Next layered up some Stampin Up card Always Artichoke, Night of Navy and Bordering on Blue.  I then used a building sticker from the Sticker Store.  I peeled it off then attached and reattached it to my cutting board to remove some stickiness before attaching it to a piece of white card.  Then grabbed my chalks and rubbed this wonderful green colour across the sticker.  When all coloured removed the sticker and it has left this terrific outline. I then attached it to some handmade paper which I tore around the edge and added a little heart to the clock tower to make the building look more like a house.  Finished with a greeting printed off my computer.  Such a fun technique, I will be doing this again real soon.

This card I have used the sticker from the above card that I used as a stencil.  Bargain ..... two cards from one sticker.  I have used Stampin Up card for the base card Brilliant Blue.  Then ran SU Lovely Lilac through the cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder and edged it with a sliver of SU Gable Green.  I have then layered up the building sticker (Sticker Store) using the same colours.  Coloured the background of the sticker with my aqua pen and watercolour pencils.  Finished off the card with alphabet letters that I have collected from a magazine giveaway.  The 'W', 'M' are raised on a 3D Foam square and since the photo of removed and raised the 'D' also.

Happy Friday everyone.


  1. Thanks for visting, Merry. Looks like you've been busy doing your card magic! Hope you're doing well.

  2. Oh,wow wow my dear all your cards are amazing......Laura

  3. Very clever technique! The card is great, love it.

  4. Wow Merry, what a fantastic technique! Love how they both turned out. Hope you're well.

    Hugs, Kylie ox

  5. OH WOW these are both really cool!!!

    I love what you did, awesomenesss!!!!!!

  6. both of these are lovely,
    what a super pair of cards,
    have a wonderful weekend,

  7. Oh my goodness!! These look so wonderful! The second one is my favorite! Looks like they both took alot of work!

  8. Great cards Merry,and thanks for visiting

  9. Fantastic cards Merry, especially love the stained glass effect card, you are too clever, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)


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