07 December, 2011

Christmas or not..my second go!

I know what you're thinking, 'Haven't we already seen cards from Anice for this challenge?'  Well, you would be right.  Unfortunately we have had a few changes in the Design Team this month and it's meant that there was a bit of a gap in the dates for posts so, as the Funky Hand leader I thought it would only be right to fill in.

Jackie has set us a real little teaser this month making not one but two cards for the challenge.  The first needs to be a traditional Christmas card using red, green and gold etc and then, this is the real crafty teaser to make a non Christmas card with Christmas papers.  All the Design Team creations have been made using the latest Funky Hand craft CD release Twelve Crafters Crafting.  We thought it would be a good way to show that Twelve Crafters Crafting wasn't just for Christmas cards but can be used all year around for lots of different projects!

Here is my first card, the traditional coloured Christmas card....

This cards was created using a paper from the Vintage Christmas Collection from Twelve Crafters Crafting and the topper was made using a coloured digital image and sentiment from the same CD.  I layered the presents topper onto some gold coloured paper and then folded back one corner. I then used a metal snowflake that I found in a set in my stash..I'm really sorry I don't know where I got them from, I've had them for years.  The snowflake is attached with a tiny brad in the center.  Here's a close up..
My second card sort of created itself.  You know sometimes you have an idea and as you make the card it sort of takes on a life of it's own and ends up being nothing like you first planned?  No? Maybe it's just me then!!

I wanted to make a card that was for something completely different to a Christmas card so I decided on a congratulations card.  The 'You Passed' topper/sentiment could be for passing an exam or even a driving test.  I used the Twelve Crafters Crafting CD again but the Angel on the Tree collection this time.

As I mentioned before this card sort of grew of it's own accord!  In the workspace on the CD I resized the spotty paper and I was going to just reduce the lined/block paper and physically layer it over the top.  Instead I layered them over the top of each other in the work space.  When I printed off the paper I cut them apart using a scalpel so the spotty paper then became a frame.  I laid the frame directly onto the white card base after giving it a good grunge up with my trusty dried up black ink pad!  Next I laid the paper with the lines/blocks on the card. I decided to set it at an angle so you could see the white card base showing below.  The colours in the Angel on the Tree collection are very subtle so I decided that I would add some random doodling using a black Sakura Gelly glaze pen on both papers to make the colours stand out and to match the sentiment topper 'You Passed' that I had printed in black. I used the Impact Label font in the writer on the CD in the workspace to create it, which I then just mounted in the centre of the card.  Here's a close up of the doodling and how the two papers are layered to show the white base card below...
Right, that is my second go at this challenge finished.  You have until the 14th of December to enter into this months challenge to have the chance to win a Funky Hand download of your choice and there will be more inspiration coming up here before that date.

The only rule for Get Funky challenges is that you use at least ONE Funky Hand paper or product on your creations.  I try to make it as easy as possible for everyone to join in so, if you don't have any Funky Hand products yet then pop over to my website www.funkyhand.com where you will find a Funky Freebie download paper to help you get started.  These Funky Freebie papers change each month so grab this months before the 14th if you would like to join in with the challenge or just try out a Funky Hand product.

We love to see your creations and visit your blogs so please don't be shy, join in with our challenge this month.
Happy crafting!
Anice xx

1 comment:

  1. Two more great ideas for inspiration and thanks for explanations too.


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