Saturday 2 September 2017

Peeking Out to Say

Hello lovely peeps

There's a new challenge at Crafty Calendar today. The theme is


and we are sponsored by the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts.

For my inspiration card I have used James Peeping from Lili of the Valley.

I stamped him onto Elegance Satin 160gsm card then fussy cut and coloured him in with Graph'It markers (3210, 3255, 0000).

To do the paper burst I pencilled in a circle on some double-sided card (Citronella from K&Co), 'painted' some lines in with water and then dragged my scissors down the lines to give rough edges.

After erasing the pencil circle I peeled back the edges to reveal the other side of the paper. I tore the points of the triangles off and curled what was left with my pokey tool.

For the sentiment I wanted to make little squares to echo the squares on the peeled back edges so I cut 2cm x 2cm squares from white card and rounded the corners before colouring them in to match the paper. The letters were stamped with Hobby Art's 'Alphabet - Typed' set and the 'birthday' was stamped straight onto the card with a Stamps Away greeting.

The American Crafts ribbon down the left hand side gives a better balance to the card I think.
To finish off James I added Glossy Accents on his nose :o)

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Kitty Bee Designs #102 Birthday
Crafty Friends Challenge #65 birthdays
Brown Sugar #265 Try Something New (paper burst)
Polkadoodles   Anything Goes option Hot colours
Dream Valley Challenges # 162 Use a stamp or digi
Lemon Shortbread #49 Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge M for Make your mark

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Inlove James and he looks fab peeking out

Fikreta said...

so sweet card!

Stamping Bubbles said...

A gorgeous card with super cute James the bear. I really like the way you have made him peep out of your card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs

Unknown said...

Great design, love the image and he looks fab 'bursting' through the paper like that :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Such a sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Lisa xx said...

this is terrific - what a great effect to see James bursting through the paper, love it....gonna have to try this one!

thank you for joining us at the Crafty Friends challenge

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

Diane Louise J said...

Hello…. You have made a beautiful card…. Thanks for entering it into the ‘Birthday’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Laura ElleBi said...

Super cute!
Thanks for joining Crafty Friends

DT Laura

Victoria Rowson said...

Beautiful birthday card!! I love the layout and thought that's gone into this fabulous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

Jacki Daniels said...

This is gorgeous thank you so much for playing along this week at Polkadoodles
Jacki ♥♥ (polkaddoddles DT)