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Friday, 16 September 2011

Citrus Lily With Moving Sentiment - Lia Stampz Challenge #3

Well, here goes!! Here is my very first DT card! I was very kindly asked by the ladies at Lia Stampz to join their DT team. The images designed by Lia are pretty quirky and I look forward to using them! You can find them here

Lia Stampz, digital stamps

This card is made for Challenge #3 over at Lia Stampz which was to include a moving element. This took me completely out of my comfort zone I can tell you and took quite a bit of thought and research. In the end, I decided on a card with a moving sentiment. I followed the tutorial over on the Splitcoaststampers site, and you can see the tutorial here.

I've made this card for my sister as I think she'll appreciate the quirky nature of the image. She lives in (sunny) Spain and is enjoying much warmer weather than us here in the UK.

The image, a digi from Lia Stampz called Lily, was coloured using Copic sketch markers:
  • Skin: E00, E11, E21, R02
  • Hat/Top/Socks: YR00, YR02, YR04
  • Bow: RV04, RV11, YG11, YG13
  • Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37
  • Jacket/Boots: YG11, YG13, YG17
  • Flowers/Trousers: RV04, RV06, RV09, RV11
  • Stems: YG13, YG17
  • Hair Ties: RV06, RV09
  • Eyes: YG13, E35
  • Belt/Buttons: YR02, YR04
  • Watch Glass: C0
The image was then cut out.

The image was then matted onto a panel of white card and a panel of hot pink card die cut with a Nestabilities Labels 8 die. Three brads, from the HOTP Ultimate Cardmaker's Creative Pack embellishment kit were then added to the image panel.

An aperture was cut into the card blank using a Classic Circle Nestabilities die. Unfortunately, I don't have a Grand Caliber so I had to cut my aperture through the front and back of the card blank. I tried to cut through just the front, with the back of the card folded over the cutting plate, but it got too damaged to be used so I just cut through the front and back!

A strip of the orange daisies paper from the Dovecraft Kate Knight Wild Blossom paper pack was matted onto the hot pink card and a circle die cut from it the same size as the aperture in the card, making sure it fitted over the aperture. Hot pink satin ribbon was then wrapped around the panel either side of the aperture.

A length of Invisithread was then added across the aperture. Two circles were then die cut from white card and the sentiments from the Personal Impressions Paula Pascual Mixed Sentiments stamp set were stamped in the centre of them using Memento Lilac Posies dye ink. There were matted onto Classic Scalloped circles of pink card and adhered to the Invisithread.

A panel of the light green butterfly paper from the same paper pack was matted onto the pink card and the location of the aperture was marked and then die cut with the circle die. The two patterned paper layers were then matted up and onto the card blank.

A scalloped frame was then created using Nestabilities dies from the pink card and added around the aperture.

The image panel was then added to the left of the card blank.

The inside of the card was also decorated.

Having cut a whacking great hole in the back of my card, I decided to make a feature of it and so decided to use vellum.

A panel of the pink card and a panel of the leaves vellum from the Papermania Exquisite Vellum Collection pack were die cut to fit over the aperture.

A small panel of the vellum was then added to the reverse of the pink panel and a scalloped frame was cut from the pink card to go around the aperture.

A panel of the orange daisies paper was matted onto the vellum with a panel of writing paper. This was then stamped with the sentiment from the Mixed Sentiments stamp set using the Lilac Posies ink.

So, having seen my card, please pop over to the Lia Stampz blog and have a look at all the different types of 'moving element' cards they've come up with.

Here are the blog challenges I'd like to enter this card into:


Lisa M said...

What a truly fun and whimsical card. Adore the color choices and you've nailed that sketch!
Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Make It Monday.
Good luck to you,
Lisa :)

Becky said...

Well done Kathleen on becoming a DT member, Your cards are always fab so you deserve it. gorgeous card btw.

Becky x

Sandra said...

Kathleen your card is stunning your creations are fabulous and well done on becoming a DT member:) Sandra H

Fiona Keel said...

stunning card Kathleen, so glad I can now view it! Fi xx

carol said...

lovely card, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS this week, x carol

Nancy said...

Your card is fab. Well done.

Basslady said...

a wonderful and very delightful darling-card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

NancyD said...

Great card and great description of your card journey. Thanks for joining us at Digital Delights. NancyD

Ann Whitfield said...

This is fabulous Kathleen, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's and congratulations on your DT spot.
Ann x

craftybirdlisa said...

OMG. Kathleen this is stunning. i love the colours and the fab image and i love all the appertures and moving sentiments.

Many Many congrats on becoming a DT member.

Lisa x

sue (bearhouse) said...

Congrats on becoming a DT member, well deserved as this card is amazing, a really clever design and great colours too.
Best Wishes Sue

sandy's crafty bits said...

super card kathleen well done and happy crafting love sandy xx

CraftyLoops said...

Fabulous card Kathleen and congrats on your first DT card. Lee xx

Sandi said...

Super adorable card Kathleen!
Thanks for playing in our 'Girlie Things' Challenge #30, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Marjo said...

Great card, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.

xoxo Marjo

Shelby said...

What a wonderfully creative card! Your coloring is fantastic and the colors you used are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Kelley Kid's for someone special challenge and MMCS birthday challenge.


Lizy said...

This is fab Kathleen and well covered up with the hole in the back of your card! It's annoying when you can't cut just the front of your card!

Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week!
Lizy DT x

Dominique said...

What a wonderful card. I love the bright colors and your design. Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge, good luck! Dominique

Louise said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenge

ferrellgraph-x said...

What a lovely card and color combination! I am loving that background paper too! Thanks for linking up with us at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,

Julie said...

Thanks for joining Southern Girls "Birthday Hop" with your brilliant card! Good luck,Julie.x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our challenge. luv gina xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Great card.

Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


Mary J said...

I love this Kahleen! The colours are fab and so beautifully put together! Congrats on your DT role!

Thx for sharing with us at the Cupcake Craftroom challenge!

Mary J xxx

Tracey said...

What a wonderful creation. You are so clever. As an Aussie I also really love your blog name, I am a big fan of Kookaburras and their infectous laugh. Thank you for joining as at Ruby's Rainbow - I hope to see you there again.

sara said...

really sweet card great image thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh love this adorable image!! Fabulous card, Thanks so much for sharing and partying with us at Party Time Tuesday!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours. Congrats on your DT position and thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
claire xx

Karen said...

Congratulations on becoming a DT member, well deserved. Your card is fab. Love the colours and image. xx

Lesley said...

Great card, love the image! Thanks for taking part in Ruby's Rainbow Challenge xx

CraftyLoops said...

Absolutely beautiful card and Im so chuffed for your Kathleen. Lee xx

Jess's Crafty Things said...

thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge Blog and good luck with your entry - I like the freshness of your card hugs Jess

Theresa said...

Kathleen, this is totally cute!! The little girl reminds me of Pippi Longstocking. So totally cute. Thanks for joining us at the Cupcake Craftroom.

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