Tuesday, 7 July 2009

The Next Level Challenge, Roses on Paper challenge and ISB challenge

I started making this card for one challenge then realised it fitted with two more! Yay! So this is my card for: The Next Level challenge where they would like to see bows and buttons; Roses on Paper challenge where they would like you to make a gatefold card with stitching; and ISB challenge where the theme is Summer, and I love picking flowers from my garden in summer so I think this fits in perfectly! I have been hankering after this stamp since I began card making in February and finally got it last week, I just love her whole outfit but especially her huge floppy hat. I used to have all the Sarah Kay stickers around my mirror as a child so I think there is a little nostalgia thrown in for me too!

Here is a close up of the image. I have distressed the edges and stamped a Stempelglede grunge stamp in tattered rose distress ink.

I finally got some pins!!! I love this look on other people's cards but haven't been able to find any pins before.

Inside the card I repeated the image and framed it and I have made some pop out pieces for the sentiment and added some flowers and a butterly.

From this angle you can see how the card pops out inside. I stamped the grunge corner from Stempelglede with peeled paint distress ink onto green card and cut roughly around the shape before adding branches with my MS punch in the same card and some flowers with the EK success punch. The sentiment I have written myself with my calligraphy pen.

And here is the card from a different angle to show all the details. The ribbon bow holds the card closed. I have zig zag stitched some of the corners.

Image: Sarah Kay coloured with copics

Papers: K & Co and Coredinations cardstock

Roses: Boyes haberdashery department!

Flowers: EK success retro flower punch

Brads etc: from stash

Other equipment: Stempelglede grunge collection stamps, MS branch punch, Tim Holtz distress inks in tattered rose and peeled paint

and lastly, a couple of pictures of my little ones at a family bbq at the weekend!


Iris said...

Wow Jane this is brilliant! Love how you decorated the inside so beautifully! Gorgeous details!
Thanks for joining us again at ROP!


Marina said...

Wow Jane, that summer-card is gorgeous.

Many thanks for playing with us at the ISB-Challenge.


Jane said...

What a couple of cuties!
I love your grunge stamps, where do you get them from?
Your card as always is lovely!;)

Kim Piggott said...

Jane your card is just stunning!
Such a beautiful image and your colouring superb!
Love your fabulous design and your paper and detail are beautiful!
Love your sweet babies just adorable!
kim x

All Pink girl said...

Totaly stunning card xxx so pretty and gorguese xxxx
Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge over at
The Next Level.
Hugs Dawn+Annxxxx

Di said...

WOW jane this is stunning i love these sarah kay images too can i ask where you bought it was it funky kits? i keep buying Gorguss girls i love them too!
This card is so clever and i love your colours

Hugs Di xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Wow Jane what a wonderful make, love your piccies too. Kim

Sue Moone said...

Wow, this is stunning!
Sue x

Iris said...

Hi Jane, it's me again...lol
Brilliant and stunning, but I already told you that ;-) Thanks for joining the ISB challenge as well!


cats whiskers said...

Wow dear this is stunning what a fantastic layout may have to borrow that idea, and such gorgeous soft colouring, perfect in everyway
Hugs Jacqui x

rosalien said...

Wauw, this is a great card. Love the pop up and all the details and such a beautifull papers. Love it.


mueppi said...

Wow.... what a wonderful card with sweet colours!
Hugs Gisela

Swaantje said...

your card is so lovely.
I love your card ;o)

Thanks for playing with us at ISB and hope to see you soon again. Good luck to you!