Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pick Three Challenge - Design Team Card

Hi everyone, looks like a wet weekend for us.  Just have to find something inside to do, maybe near the crafting desk. :-)

Today I have my Stamping Vacation Design Team card to share with you.  This is for a very fun challenge called Pick Three.  Denise gives us a list of 10 or so items to use on a card and we can pick three.  Can't wait to see your creation.  All entries go into the monthly draw to win a $15.00 gift certificate from Stamping Dragon Designs

The list: - any embossing powder, Anything with a sunflower, Cherry paper, mini bag or envelope, anything calicosomething scary, black ribbon, torn edgeany diecut.

I used: Anything Calico, Torn Edge, Any Diecut

I had another reason for creating this card too. This is my second card for the September Card Swap over at Craftmad...the theme was acetate.  So I have started with an acetate base.  Then I have coloured this fantastic image from Stamping Dragon called Twenties Fashion.  I have used my watercolour pencils and aquabrush.  The hem lines I have paper pieced a nice piece of slightly patterned cream paper.  Then used gold metallic pen for the bracelets and ring.  Now putting together an acetate card.   I start with the smaller layer first which is the lady in this case and attach her to the card.  Then I go to the inside of the card and attach my double sided tape over the double sided tape on the rear of the lady.  Now I attached the larger backing layer to the inside of the card being careful to line everything up.  This way I know that the double sided tape is hidden at any view.  Next I cut three scalloped edged circles using my Spellbinders.  Then I tore strips of calico approx 25cm x 2cm, twisted them and then coiled them to create the flower.  I added lots of double sided tape to the rear of the flower coil to make sure they would stay together.  The calico flowers are added first to the card and then the die cut circles are added to the inside of the card to cover the back of the flower.  You can't see in the picture but I have added more card to the back section of the card where a greeting can be written.  This all lines up with the front layers of card so it doesn't distract from the front image.


  1. I love this card!!!

    Great roses and image, love the colors and acetate!

  2. So neat Merry!!! Love those flowers and the way you used acetate is creative!!

  3. Hi Merry

    I homes in on mention of an MSC cruise on my dashboard, but that posts not showing up when I get here.

    You go for it, we do a couple of times a yeat and the upper Med, Greece atc has to be one of the best itineraries.

    A great card BTW.

    B x

  4. This is a great card Merry - I've seen those flowers done with paper towel used for mopping up ink! They look wonderful with calico.

  5. Looks amazing Merry - so elegant.


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