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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Blue and Silver Mad Hatter Side Fold

Well, I am keeping with my love affair with digis at the moment. This card was made for my docrafts buddy Sarah/Kozmik for her birthday.

The digi image, Mad About You from TiddlyInks, was coloured using Copic sketch markers:
  • Hat/Jacket/Trousers: N1, N3, N5, B12, B24
  • Waistcoat/Tie/Handkerchief: B12, B24
  • Skin: E00, E21, E51, R20
  • Hair: Y08, Y17, E31, E35, E57
  • Pocket Watch: Y17
  • Shadow: E31, N1, N3

The image was then die cut using the classic oval Nestabilities die and matted onto a bright blue oval from the Core'dinations Elements card pack and a scalloped oval diecut from silver mirror card.

Strips of the floating hearts paper from the Papermania Venetian Skies paper pack were matted onto strips of the silver mirror card, all punched with the EK Success Scalloped Scallop punch. Light blue organza ribbon was then wrapped around the panels and a knot was tied along the longer panel.

These were then matted onto panels of the blue and grey floral stripes paper, from the same paper pack.

Half of the card front was then chopped off and the panels added, one to the front and one to the inside of the card.

The sentiment, which was computer-generated, was coloured using Copic markers:
  • B12, N1, N3
It was then cut out and matted onto the blue and silver cardstocks.

The image panel was then matted over the edge of the card front, with the sentiment adhered to the inside of the card just behind the image panel.

Grey faux gems, from the Papermania Monochrome Capsule Collection, were added in the corners.

I also added a sentiment panel to the inside of the card using a sentiment stamp from the Hero Arts Anytime Messages stamp set and Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink. This, and the mats and layers, were die cut using the classic oval and scalloped classic oval Nestabilities dies.

Here are the blog challeges that I am entering this card into:


Teresa said...

Absolutely brilliant, great colours and a fantastic card. hugs Teresa xx

Doreen said...

What a great card.Thanks for sharing this with us at

Zoe said...

Fabulous card and great colouring! You have achieved a wonderful shine on his hat! Thanks for joining us at MiC. hugs xxoo

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card Kathleen, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Margarets designer cards said...

Gorgeous card, great image, good luck with the challenges.

Aquarius said...

This is a great digi image and I like what you've done with it especially continuing the theme onto the inside of the card.

aqualeiga said...

Lovely card, I like how the insert senti is directly behind the front image. Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week for our 'Use Ribbons' challenge.

Hugs, Ali x

kay said...

kathleen,am loving this one and your layout and colours are fab,x

Angela said...

Oh this is lovely! Awesome image and coloring! Love the pretty color and fabulous papers! Thanks for joining us at Make It Colourful. hugs, Angela

Audrey said...

How adorable! I love the way you color. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great creation!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ Please come back on Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)


Maggie's Crafts said...

Love your cards!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



pickle said...

Super Card Hun Great image and you have coloured him beautifully
Kerry x

Maggie's Crafts said...

Fab card, again. :)

Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion @ this week!


Dawn said...

Lovely card! great idea & I love the colours you've used!
Thanks for sharing this great project with us at Digi's With Attitude!
Dawn xxx

pickle said...

Nope still looks like a him to me !! lol

glitzygirl said...

Lovely card, and great colour. Nice ribbon placement, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabe Challenge, blessings Hilde

Ruthie said...

Gorgeous creation - anyone would just love to get this!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments


Cazzy said...

Perfect for the Quirky Crafts challenge, thanks for joining in.

Don't forget to come back and vote on Friday or Saturday.

Cazzy x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

What a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at Bearly Mine.....


Spyder said...

Fabulous card, and just right for Quirky Craft's Alice Challenge, don't for get to pop back tomorrow evening Friday and Saturday to vote for your favourite and ask your blogging buggies to vote for you too!


Helen Ann said...

fab image, and great colours

thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog - hope to see you at our next challenge

Hel xox

Heather said...

What a wonderful card. Thank you for playing along with us at Paper Playtime this week.


Tammy L said...

wow! this is a fabulous card. I love your color choice. Thanks for playing in the crazy challenge this week and I hope we'll see you again.
-Tammy DT

Crafteezee said...

Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine. Hugs Tracy x

Scrappy said...

WOW! I just LOVE your coloring! Your card is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments and Catch the Bug this week! We hope you’ll join us again for the next challenge!

PS: Great blog music too! :)

Mari K. said...

Such a cute card! Thank you for joining the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge this week.

Jackie said...

This is simply lovely! I love the colors and the layout you used on this, what a fun card! Thank you for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!

Scrappychick said...

Lovely card! I just love the Hatter in these colors :) Thanks for playing with us at DICC this week!

Anonymous said...

Great card.Super colouring too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Carol Johnston said...

Lovely crd and thanks for joining us at Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge

corinne said...

very nice ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge blog. Good luck.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Kathleen

Great card, love the DP. THank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Julie said...

Simply adorable. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Thanks for playing with us at TTT! :)

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