Monday, 2 May 2011

Happy 21st – Numbers at My Partner in Crafting Crime

Hello bloggers!! :)

It’s time for another new challenge over at My Partner in Crafting Crime- where does the time disappear to!?! I swear some little imp or sprite (or any other faintly mischievous fantasy creature you can think of!!lol) magics entire days away while I’m not looking- ah, wait- it just occurred to me as I wrote that that that’s what I have M.E. for, no fantasy creatures needed here thank you very much!!lol  But on to the important bit... this frotnight at PCC we'd like you to ‘Incorporate Numbers’ in your projects- you can create anything you want for any occassion so long as the numbers are an obvious feature!! :) I decided to get ahead as I know I’ll need a masculine 21st card in a month or two (this is unprecedentedly prepared for me... and I will probably have lost track of the card under a pile of paper and stamps by the time I need it!!lol) and this is what I made:

I decided to have a play with my recently acquired Sure Cuts A Lot software- which is truly amazing and has already meant my Cricut has been used more in the last month or so that it has in the several years since I got it!! :D I made the cut files myself very simply with the program, using a font I found online called 'Little Trouble Girl BV' and shapes from within Scal, by creating shadows of the original numbers and copying, flipping and welding the shapes to create the blank with a border for the numbers to sit on and a base for the greeting which adds stability, too. 

Once the layers were cut I ran the ‘2’ and ‘1’ through my ‘bug to emboss them for some texture and heat embossed the greeting in silver sparkle powder on the base panel. Then I decided it still looked a bit flat and lacking something, so I dabbed some Versamark around the edges of the numbers and rectangle and heat embossed with the same powder, which made it look much more interesting and slightly rough-around-the-edges (mainly because it's impossible to be neat with this technique in my experience!!) which seemed not to be a bad thing in a masculine card!!lol Then it was just a case of sticking all the pieces together with foam pads of two heights for interest and adding some Stickles to the stars- masculine perhaps, but still room for a bit of sparkle!! :D

This shot shows the card open just for curiosity’s sake!! :)

The ‘List’:
  • Thick white card for base
  • Blue pearlescent (from stash) and silver linen textured satin-finish (from C&C) cardstock for numbers and shapes
  • Cuttlebug Spots & Dots Embossing Folder
  • Woodware clear Magic Retro Words stamp set
  • Versamark Inkpad
  • Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder
  • Heat tool
  • Stardust Stickles
  • Cricut/Scal
I’d like to enter this in the following challenges: Aly's Sunday Challenge - Shaped Cards :) ; OSAAT - Emboss It! :) ; Cupcake Craft - Something beginning with 'C' (the circles in my embossing) :) ; Crafts 4 Eternity #17 - Anything Goes :) ; DYSU - Make It Pop! :) ; Totally Papercrafts - Glitter :) ; Bunny Zoe's - One For The Boys :)

I hope you’ll pop over to My Partner in Crafting Crime to see the fabulous creations the other girls on the DT have come up with this time and then I hope you’ll join in yourself for the chance to win a fab prize from Bows & Berries Digital Stamps!! :)

Hope you’re all well and still enjoying this latest long weekend!! :) Thank you so very much for all the lovely comments on my latest cards- they hugely cheered me up and I will do my upmost to get around to visit a few more of you lovely people just as soon as I can!! :) :)


sari said...

Hi Rachel! What a lovely & cleaver card!! Love the circles! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

Carole of Brum said...

Er, Rachel, I hope this was a scheduled post cos you is supposed to be resting! Made me smile about the mischievious M.E. imp, I wish it were true then all we'd have to do is catch him and all our problems would be solved, lol. Anyways, this is a great card, it's so personal to make an age card for someone, shows it was made specially for them. I'm impressed with what can be done with a cricut, you certainly seem to be using it well. Am going to take my own advice now and disappear from blogland for a while and rest, so I'll catch up with your latest cards very soon. Take care and keep cheery. CoB

Denise and Louise said...

Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

WencheP said...

WOW - this is supercool! What an great idea! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


pinky said...

Cool card Rachel, brilliant cutting. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

sparklingblackrose said...

This is gorgeous honey :-) you always do such fabulous work and you are an inspiration :-) we can be proud that M.E hasn't beaten us-who'd have thought we would be proper DT members last year? ;-) *hugs* Elaine xxx

louise said...

This fab love the embossing and the shape you are very clever,thanks for joining us this week at The Cupcake Craft Challenge.
Louise xx

Kristel said...

Wowww this is really gorgeous Rachel! Looks sooo stunning dear!
Hugs Kristel

Marianne said...

Very original shaped card, very stylish!
Thanks for playing along at OSAAT!

Vicky said...

OMW...this is fabulous Rachel..!

have a lovely evening..hugs Vicky xx

Peggysue said...

Fab job Rachel. Very inventive and love the shine and embossing. Thanks for playing in our Make It POP challenge at Do You Stack Up? this week. Good luck in the draw!

Scrappy Scatty said...

this is great
thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT
Love Jan

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is so cool!! I love the font it is cut out of and the embossing is a wonderful touch. Great job!!

Faye said...

What a lovely creation. Thanks for joining in at Cupcake this week. x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a great card and so creative. I love how you added the embossing to give it some texture.
Thanks for joining our 'glitter' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

michele said...

fabulous card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

Marjo said...

What a great idea! Love it, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

xoxo Marjo


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