Sunday, 24 August 2008

Birthday Somethings & Daring Cardmakers "This Way"

The theme this week from Daring Cardmakers is "This Way" and they want you to use arrows on your card whereas Stamp Something have set a challenge to make a "Birthday Something" this week!

I needed to make DH's brother's 40th birthday card for next month and have been wanting to have a go at one of these Joy Fold Cards for a while after seeing a forum member's version on the Stamping Mad Craft Forum. The instructions came from Split Coast Stampers here. A really unusual looking card but very easy to make. I just altered mine slightly in that I cut double size for the base card and folded it in half so the finished item would stand up like a standard card.


The Magnolia "Cool Edwin" stamp has been coloured with Polychromos Pencils and Sansodor and I have gone over his jacket and shoes with clear Sakura Gel Pen to give them a shine. The papers were free with Crafts Beautiful months ago. The curved arrows are brads and I have added ribbon, gems and Sakura Stardust accents to punched stars to finish it off. Thanks for looking.

18 comments:

Claudia Rosa said...

Beautiful card lynn,
Your colouring of your image is awesome...fabulous job also on this layout.. this is really cool :-). enjoy your weekend. hugs claudi

Ying Pang, said...

very nice card!! I love how you combined every details.

Andrea, said...

Fab card Lynn, I love the design and those papers are gorgeous

Rach said...

Lynn this is fantastic, such a brilliant design..xx

kes said...

this is a really great card.
thanks for the inspiration
kes
x

Suzanne said...

Very cool card with the cool Edwin and great papers love the style of card. Sue :o)

cats whiskers said...

Great card Lynn love cool edwin and the Dp is fab
Hugs Jacqui x

Marlou said...

wow!! Lynn what a fabulous card!! I love it!! great shape card :)
thanks for your lovely words, you are so sweet, hugzz xx

Bev said...

Fabby card Lyn, Edwin looks fab! Love the colours and papers - brilliant
hugs Bev x

ink'n'rubba said...

wow Lynn, what a fabby card with Edwin! hope you are having a great BH weekend. annie x

Moni said...

wonderful work

Cuchy said...

Love all the details. M.Carmen

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh what a awesome card. Love it dear.

kath said...

gorgeous card for the challenge Lynn - great papers and colour work and love that cute little arrow
Kath
xxxxx

Kathryn said...

Very cute card -- Love the colors and how it folds out -- so fabulous! :)

LOUISE said...

Fab card Lynn ! Louise x

Rein said...

Great card!

Vicki said...

What a darling project!! Too cute! :)