Saturday, 24 March 2007

Double The Trouble!

Well this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge was to design a card to celebrate the arrival of a multiple birth - I chose twins. They suggest that if you keep the card long enough you are bound to come across someone who will have a multiple birth - this will probably terrify my friends wondering who it will be!!!!
The card is made using Crafty Bitz Gingham Pram Block Paper - I know some people frown upon cutting up 12" x 12" paper for cardmaking - but I think this paper fits the bill!!!
Firstly I gatefolded an A4 piece of card and trimmed down the height by about 5cm. I roughly cut out the teddy bear heads from the paper put them on card to strengthen and cut out accurately.
Using two sections of the paper I decorated the two front panels of the card and with 3D foam centred the teddies onto it. To trim the edges I used white thick white fibre.
For the inside I printed the phrases onto printer transparency - using wordart in Microsoft word and the font Maiandra GD. I attached the transparency with four square gunmetal coloured brads. The centrepiece is the pram from the Crafty Bitz paper cut out and mounted onto silver mirri card.


Well thank you for looking - speak to you later, off to have lunch and to ponder which friend will have the multiple birth - I have spare paper left if there is more than one - he, he!!!

Jayne xx

16 comments:

Sarah said...

Pretty card. Very unusual.

Rein said...

This is lovely!

Rhi said...

So cute Jayne. Im all for cutting 12x12 paper, it's easier if I have two sheets the same, but anyway, the more I use the more I can justify buying!

Kathy said...

Cute card - I love that paper. I like the gatefold idea too - 2 doors for 2 babies!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Very Pretty Card Jayne.... clever using the gate fold card! :o)

iralamija said...

I love this card !!! It is so beautiful!!!

Bety :)

manicstamper said...

Lovely....the paper is very nice

Paula said...

very clever & sweet card.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Great card - so pretty!

Susan said...

What a great card! Two teddies, two doors, and it can be used for girls or boys - just lovely! The gate fold is a great idea.

Lythan said...

that is such a sweet card. Love the doors effect

Rachel said...

fab card, and great minds think alike - I used almost the same message, I didnt cheat honest, fab card x

Frog said...

Lovely card Jayne, i like doing gatefold myself but never get round to doing them.

Andrea xx

Leni said...

Beautiful!

Jo said...

This fab, love the doors and the colour is so pretty. I cut up 12 by 12 all the time lol :)

jo xx

Jane said...

I cut up 12x12 all the time too !! Bit if you make lovely cards like this, who cares ! well done !