Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Country Cottage Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

Here is a card I have created today for my Grandad's birthday at the end of the month, To create the layout off the card I have used the I love Promarkers Challenge Blog Sketch my grandad used to cross stitch country cottages and cottages in little scenes, so when I seen this image I just knew it would be perfect for him.
The card is created using a cream a4 card blank, folded to create a A5 size. The top and bottom banners are cream card that has been distressed using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy, the topper of the card is the stamped image using Messy Rabbits cottage from Joanna Sheen, i have mounted this onto dark brown card with a texture on, and then matted this onto cream card that has again been distressed using the same distress ink as the other pieces. The wording "Happy Birthday Grandad" has been cut using my Cricut Create machine and the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art Cartridge, using the same coloured card as the base card. The topper has been coloured in using pro marker pens and the card has been finished with embellishments I got from a scrapbook kit that I bought many moons ago, I simply popped out the centre of the circles, used the "polo" type circle at the top off the card and the centre off the circles just to the side off the topper.

The Card

The Cottage

The Wording

The Challenges
I have put this card forward to the I love Promarkers Challenge Blog - as for the layout of the card I have used their sketch.
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge - Anything Goes

Card Ingredients
The items I have used to create my card are listed below
  • Cream card blank
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy
  • Messy Rabbit - Cottage
  • Promarkers - Cottage Blush, Roof Sandstone, Top part of roof Caramel, Chimney Pots Ginger, Bricks Caramel, Windows Caramel, Lights in windows Buttercup, Door Poppy, Bushes Leaf Green and Forest Green Grass Lime Green, Path Cool Grey 1, Sky Powder Blue
  • Cricut Create
  • Cricut Cartridge - Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Cartridge
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my cards and I appreciate the time it takes for you to read through my posts, I welcome any comments left good or bad.

Bye for now
Kelly x


Carol said...

What a smashing image Kelly, I'm sure your Grandad will love the card. TFS. Carol x

Karen said...

Lovely card Kelly, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.