Well, when I said I'd be back next with another order card, I forgot that I'd made this and not posted it as I didn't want my friend to see it on my blog before she'd opened the real thing on her birthday!! We share a love of jewellery making and when I saw this image of the FF bear making a beaded necklace while looking through my new FF Cd, I immediately decided to use it for her card :)
I started by sizing the images in MCS, printing and cutting out- didn't think to give myself any extra decoupage layers and found I'd deleted the image when I went back to look and couldn't get the right size again!! :S I cut an aperture in the card blank with a Nestie circle and then a larger scalloped/plain circle frame from purple card which I embossed with the Spots and Dots C'bug folder and inked with Brilliance Pearlescent Purple from both edges.
I'd originally planned to use some combination of patterned papers on the base to reflect the colours in the beads but it all looked way too busy and the papers I had weren't giving the overall colour impression I wanted... so I opted instead for some Anita's ribbons and was far happier with that!!
So, after putting it all together- ribbon, then circle frame, then bear- I started on the inside where I put another scalloped circle in purple, a circle of a patterned paper (a free download from C&P magazine's site- the first sheet came free in the mag but I've printed several more from the download as I really love the pattern and colours!) and an extra box of beads from the image :)
I also printed a flipped image- included on the cd so I didn't have to do it myself this time- to put inside the card as the image overlapped the apperture and also used the circle from the apperture to cover the ends of the ribbon. Maybe not the neatest it could've been but I'm afraid I just didn't have time to try cutting paper with the matching aperture etc. :S Maybe next time! :)
I used plenty of Crystal Stickles on the beads and a bit of Sakura Glaze on the box and the bears nose :)
Then I added a greeting from Woodware's Mixed Greeting set, traced over with Sakura Clear Glaze pen, a pearl heart gem at the top to bring out the geens and blues in the beads and a couple of Papermania gems from my candy stash to finish :)
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges: Craftalicious- Birthdays :) ; Creative Inspirations- Animals :) ; Ooh La La- Birthdays :) ; The Crazy Challenge- Birthdays :) ; and Crazy 4 Challenges- Photo Inspiration ( my card has candy colours, stripes and dots) :)
So, I hope you like it- I think my friend did :) :) I've had a couple of days off from making cards- or doing anything much really- as body and mind needed a break- and then got all excited yesterday as I just received a few new goodies I ordered last week and wanted to have a play with those and ended up having one of those days where everything you try is a total disaster so I'm a bit afraid of trying again now!! :( Thanks for looking and hope you're all having a good week so far!! :)