Sunday, May 29, 2011

Driving by

I'm a bit sad to say this is my last project for Stamp-by-Step  as their guest designer for the month of May.  For this project, I used a stamp set by  Our Craft Lounge called Holiday Cruiser.  Technically, this set was designed for Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas themed projects.  But I thought the woman (the witch) also looking like she was enjoying a fun drive in the country with the top down on her convertible.  Now would you have guessed that she was supposed to be a witch?  It's all about the coloring.

I fussy cut my image out and then pop dotted it onto papers cut with Spellbinder's Classic Diamond (#5,7) shape.  My card base shape is a bit different as well.  I was playing around, not really with anything specific in mind, and this was the end result.  I must say, I'm very happy with it.  

Basically, you begin with a sheet of cardstock that, when you fold it in half, becomes a square (4"x8"; 5"x10", 6"x12" - you get the idea).  Next I folded the top right corner toward the bottom left corner, but not all the way so it would leave a bit of a border.  I adhered my image to that folded down edge.  An extra step I decided to do was to adhere this complete card to a slightly larger square panel of cardstock to give it an added dimension.  I chose the same colored cardstock and inked the edges of the main card so it would stand out.  This additional piece of cardstock isn't necessary, but I liked the way it looked, especially when the card was opened.  Maybe we can call it the Anne-fold technique since there is a Joy fold card too    :-)   or there might already be something out there similar to this fold, but I've not come across it.

Here's the inside, which is covered by the front panel image when the card is closed.  Since the sentiments in the stamp set were all holiday related, I created my own on the computer.

I just want to give a big thank you to Cheryl for asking me to be her guest designer this month at Stamp-by-Step.  I have had a lot of fun and have thoroughly enjoyed making all these projects.  Hope you've enjoyed them too and maybe gotten a few ideas along the way as well.

Copics used: T1, T2, T3, T6, T7, Y32, Y35, Y38, BG000,Y02, R24    E00, E01, E11, R20    B21, B26    R22, R35, R59


Tammy said...

Love your card Anne, very clever.

jimlynn said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! I would have never known she was a witch - I just thought it was my next door neighbor!!! Love it, Anne.

Joomla outsource said...

Lovely card!!!I just love this cute card.. Those designs and colors are looking nice. I love the car and the driving lady..
Thanks for this nice post.

Donna said...

No one knew she was a witch, that is what is fabulous about stamps - you make it your own! Great idea for the card. Love it!