November 26, 2010
Completed Card (Inside) :
Managed 18 butterflies on my pop-up (+1 on the front makes 19 Butterflies). Mainly used the partial butterflies on the edges of the Artsy Urban paper. There are 13 whole butterflies leftover but I think I'm all 'butterflied out' for now.
And held my breath as I tested folding everything flat.
This card is packed together with Sandy's Challenge #1 prize ready to be shipped off to the winner - (updated) which is Mazz !
g.c.d studios Artsy Urban collection - Big Butterfly, Butterfly, Blue Floral die-cut borders, epoxy stickers, glass paperclips
November 23, 2010
Completed Card & Envelop :
To get the 'something wonderful' border to fit seamlessly, I cut a small slit at the butterfly's 'waist'. Then insert it through the slit and concealed inside with the pop-up layer.
g.c.d studios Artsy Urban collection - Big Butterfly, Butterfly, Blue Floral die-cut borders, epoxy stickers
Others - ribbon, Jenni Bowlin rub-on, envelop
November 18, 2010
I'm thrilled to guest blog about how to make it on It's so Very Cheri !
To celebrate being featured, I'm sharing some more pics of the 'flowers'. Snapped with my (laughably out-dated) camera : an Olympus Camedia C170, Lens 6.1mm 1:2.8.
Photo on White Ground :
Took me a while to work out the bowl position against the floor's grid lines.
Photo on Red Ground :
This shot is actually rotated 180 degrees. For some reason it looks better 'upside down' to me.
Butterfly Box Inspiration :
As Cheri suggested, they make nice little gifts. And that's exactly what I did. Popped them into some Butterfly boxes and handed them out as party favours to my girlfriends when they came over for lunch.
g.c.d studios Paper - Cosette Collection's pearls and cornucopia, Lost in Paradise Collection's light medallions
Time - 1 hour for 3 boxes
Cost - about S$5 for 3 boxes
Completed Boxes :
Had the hardest time getting my boxes to 'sit up straight' on the peanut lawn. So I cheated by rotating the shots afterwards.
November 16, 2010
Here are some of the lovely cards submitted :
Robin created this classically elegant take on Sketch 1.
Kimberly wows with her embossing and pleated rosette snowflake for Sketch 4.
Mel went for non-traditional colours of blue and cream in her textural take on Sketch 3.
Joanne K. with this card :
November 11, 2010
Patter Paper - TPC's Time to Travel Landmarks
Others - alpha (unknown), feather, zip, Basic Grey Basics label
Completed Dress Card :
And the little reveal when you unzip. This card is going to Yasmin at the National Library.
Still can't quite believe that my card was one of the four winners for Moxie Fab's All Zipped Up challenge. Always thought I didn't have a clean and impactful enough style for them. Thank you Cath.
November 05, 2010
To play for LCOM Prizes :
- Register at LCOM Forum
- Chose which sketch you are inspired to use
- Load your card to the Christmas Card Crop by 14 November
- You get 1 point for each card completed
To play for Sandy's Prize :
You just need to make a card based Sketch 4 and leave me a link in comments by 14 November.
Here's my RAK prize :
To play for the other Designer Prizes :
Hop along to their blogs and submit your card (based on their sketch).
Starting - LCOM
Sketch 1 - Monique
Sketch 2- Anita
Sketch 3 - Rusha
Sketch 4 - Sandy (here)
Sketch 5 - Dani
Sketch 6 - Sandi
Sketch 7 - Susie Q
Sketch 8- Tanya L
I leave you with some sneaks of the Christmas inspirations you'll find on the crop and hop.
Pattern Paper - Fancy Pants (Christmas Magic's Merriest Tale), My Little Yellow Bicycle (Vita Bella's Teal Decorative Edge), Pink Paislee (Mistletoe & Co's Postcards) + unknown
Embellishments - Prima flowers, half-crystals, Basic Grey (Cappella brad), Pink Paislee (Mistletoe & Co Borderlines clear stickers)
Gift Box Supplies :
Pattern Paper - Fancy Pants (Christmas Magic's Merriest Tale), My Little Yellow Bicycle (Vita Bella's Teal Decorative Edge), Pink Paislee (Mistletoe & Co's Postcards)
Embellishments - ribbon
The card is based on Sketch 4 and the gift box is based on Sketch 3
Completed Card :
I've chosen non-traditional colours of teal, scarlet and pink for this Christmas card. And instead of a second mat layer, substituted a broken border of countdown dates. My favourite part is the negative spaces created by the snowflake cuts.
Completed Gift Box :
To accomodate the snowflake, this card needed a custom box. I rotated the sketch and played around with the size of the circle and oval elements as I was using these Pink Paislee postcard shapes. This card & box is going out to Fe in the Manila who's also celebrating her birthday around Christmas time.
Linking up to these parties.