Monday, 9 April 2012

Happy New Home

I love stamping and card making magazines.  They are of course great for inspiration, and unlike other types of magazines they don't outlive their usefulness since you can look at them over and over and still get new ideas.  There are some magazines I prefer over others, but sometimes when looking for the ones I like I come across ones that I've not read before.  Sometimes if they come with something free I am more apt to pick it up and try it out.  That is what happened when I found Craft Stamper Magazine.  It comes with a free stamp, and with it I made the following card:

Since Craft Stamper is a UK magazine the most current issue they had was the March issue.  I was quite inspired by the examples they had for the stamp.  As a result I decided to make a 'Happy New Home' card.

Once I decided what to make I had a pretty clear idea of what to do.  I chose the patterned paper and cardstock I wanted to work with, and cut everything down the way I wanted.

My original plan was to stamp the castle I would colour in black and the remaining castles in gray, but after sponging the text pattern I realized the text was more of a brownish tone than a grayish tone so I decided to stamp the rest of the castle images in a light brown.  I like the contrast much better.

I coloured the main castle with red and gray markers, and added some glitter pen to the door and windows.

I adhered the background patterns together, added some ribbon with a good size bow, and foam taped the main image panel over the ribbon.  Once completed the whole thing was attached to the card base.

For the inside, I didn't have a 'new home' sentiment stamp so I decided to hand write the sentiment on a piece of cream cardstock.  I sponged the cardstock with more gray, and adhered it to the inside with other bits of patterned paper.

I like how this card turned out!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
  1. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
  2. Pile it On - All about 's'

I used the following supplies:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!  Basic Gray, Very Vanilla.  Lily Bee Design Memorandum 6x6 Tiny Tablet.

Stamp:  Free stamp from March 2012 Craft Stamper Magazine by The Octopode Factory.

Ink:  Memories Black.  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Charcoal, Creamy Brown.

Markers/ Pens:  Bic Mark Its Rambunctious Red, Cloud Nine Gray.  Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star.  Black ink uni-ball pen.

Ribbon:  Gray satin ribbon from stash.

Adhesive:  Tombo Mono Permanent Adhesive Runner, foam squares.

Tools:  Paper Trimmer, scissors, bone folder.


Christine said...

I think the way you've done the card makes the right image stand out. Love the colour scheme you've gone with. xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Cathy :-) the image is fab and perfect for a new home :-) I love craft stamper magazine ,,, full of fab techniques and step by step instructions ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Shirley said...

Love the card, it is lovely just highlighting the one home (or should I say castle.
Shirley xx

BethieJ said...

Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!