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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

FF Challenge Card - using home made 'nesties'!

Here is the card that I made for a recent fort-nightly DC, FF Challenge.
Our host was Laineymo and her brief was to make a 'Bright & Springlike' card, using spring time yellow & green colours and gingham!

The gorgeous image was a stamped one, donated by a lovely DC member (Thank You!!! <3 ) and coloured in very basically with my promarkers.

The gems were in a set of 16 pairs of adhesive corners that I picked up for 99p in Dunelm's sale.
There are three layers of gems to each corner, however being frugal and not wanting to go over the top on the 'bling', I just snipped off the larger outer layer to add to this card and will use the smaller double layer elsewhere.
By doing this I am making 16 pairs into 32 pairs, thats 3p per pair, not a bad buy then!

Now, I have a small love affair with labels 1 nesties (but do not have the cash to buy them just yet!) and so when I saw this packaging left over from some Papermania chipboard shapes I knew I had to use it!

As you can see I had 2 of these sets, I kept one as it was (left image) and cut the blue edges off the other.
To make my large shape I traced around the original pack top and bottom onto plain copy paper, rotated it 90 degrees and drew around the top and bottom again to join the sides up, simple!
Now I have 2 templates with a striking similarity to labels 1 just from my recycling!

I layered all my papers up, drew a green line around the 'nesties', added the bear on some foam pads, the adhesive corners and stapled the ribbon on with a mini stapler with loads of colour staples that I bought from The Works, for just 99p again! Ta-daa!
TFL, Ni :) x


MARGIE said...

I love this card
it's not over done

pickle said...

fab card and what a super idea to get the shape...very clever indeedy
Kerry x