Sunday, 27 October 2013

Birthday Suprise

Good Afternoon Everyone, 

So sorry I have not been around for a week, I have not stopped all week and I just don't know were the time has gone. 

Can I also just say a quick Hello and Thank You to new and old followers, and a big thank you to everyone who leaves comments for me, they are very much appreciated. 

I have noticed my followers are getting closer and closer to 100.. Maybe when we get over the hundred I might do a surprise give away. 

Today's card I a card I made for my Mother In Laws birthday. I went with the rich pink card stock I had left over from my wedding invitations as I wanted to use the brown/pink backing paper that I had selected and these two work together brilliantly.

I seen this card shape on pinterest and just had to try it when I seen it. 

I took step by step instructions (not all the steps tho I forgot a few ooops) and thought I would share with you. Please stay with me, this is my first step by step I have done, but it is something I am hoping to do more of in the future. 

So here we go 

These are the measurements that you need, for the size of the card I made you need to use 2 a4 pieces of card. On one piece you need to score at 1 1/2 inch, 3 inch, 5 inch, 7 inch and 9 inch. You then need to fold them into mountain and valley folds. 
The second piece of card needs to be scored at 3 inch and this needs adhering to the remaining section of card 1. You then need to fold the remaining of the second card so that the two pieces of card meet so the card will stand up equally.

This is what it should look like when it is stood up. 

I used a brown/pink backing paper with white flowers - I think it is a popcorn backing paper from Crafters Companion. The measurements for the paper are 1 1/4 inch, 2 3/4 inch, 4 3/4 inch, 6 3/4 inch, 8 3/4. I think they were cut at 8 inches but whatever the a4 card is I took a quarter of an inch of. 

The next step I added the borders, these are spellbinders border and have been cut and embossed using a white card stock. 

And this is the finished card, I added a selection of flowers that I cut from my cricut machine, stamped and coloured my image in using a House Mouse Stamp from Joanna Sheen, and coloured with my promarker pens, I stamped the sentiment and added gems in various places to give it the detail it needed. 
This is the side view of the card. 

So this is the tutorial of how I did it, like I said I forgot a few steps, I meant to take some pics of the colouring in stage but I got to involved into the colouring in and forgot to take the photos, and again when I was cutting and assembling the flowers.. 

The challenges I am entering this card into are:-

Paper Creators Crafts -#16  Blue or Pink -9/11
Craftyhands Challenge Blog - #1 - Anything Goes - 8/11
Sister Act Card Challenge - #30 Anything Goes 1/11
Crafty Girls Challenge - #4 Anything Goes 1/11
Craftin Boutique Challenge - #13 Anything Goes -31/11
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes - 31/10 - DT  6/11
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes - 7/11
Passion for Promarkers - Week 221 - Give Me a "P" (Pink) -29/11

That's it for me
Hope you like 
Crafty Hugs

11 comments: said...

What a beautiful card love the layout and image thanks for the tutorial. Love Alison xx

Julie said...

Gorgeous card- such a fab shape! Thanks for joining in my P challenge at Passion for Promarkers! Hugs, Juliexx

Sandie said...

Your link took me to another page on your blog,so had to have a look for this one.
This really is a gorgeous card and I so love that image.

Thank you for playing along in our very first challenge over at CraftyHands...xx

The-Crafty-Dragon said...

A great shaped card giving plenty of steps to decorate. I love the boarders you have put on each step I had never thought of that. We'll done xx liz

Shelly said...

Great card with gorgeous details. Thanks for joining in our Give Us a P challenge at Passion for Promarkers :-)

Patricia said...

Great card and nice tutorial. Love the added border lace. Keep up the good work!

Trisha Stanley said...

Oh my goodness! What a fabulous project you've created! Love all the folds! Thanks so much for sharing at Sister Act this week! Hope to see you back again, soon!


Irene said...

Hi Kelly
What a lovely card, glad you gave instructions. The borders on the layers are beautiful. Keep these lovely cards coming, you give me a lot of inspiration.

Irene XXXX

nwilliams6 said...

Totally cute Kelly! Love the card shape - really makes everything totally stand out! Hugz!

Laine said...

Fabulous stepper card Kelly.

Gale said...

What a cute card and great tutorial Kelly. Love the sweet image. Thanks for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT