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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Hunkydory Christmas card

Good evening bloggers or morning lol. Decided to have a crafty night and make a Christmas card.

The toppers and card were from a hunkydory kit which came free with their magazine. I adore the owl in this collection. He's so cute!  I wanted to make something different with it instead of the usual normal A5 card blanks so I jazzed up the inside of the card with a pop up aperture in the centre and used a topper on a piece of ribbon to hang in the middle if the aperture.

I used two A4 patterned card from the kit. I scored one in the centre and the other one I scored in the middle and if I remember right I scored on each side two inches in from the edge and folded. I then put it through my grand calibur to create the aperture, . before I stuck the aperture card on the card blank I matted some silver mirror card onto the card blank inside so it shined through the aperture. I embossed the topper with glitter embossing powder From Debbie Moore selection and pierced a hole at the top using my poky tool and piercing a hole at the top of the aperture and then fixed the topper on the aperture card using ribbon.

On the card front I matted the large topper on some silver Mirror card and used white cosmic shimmer glue to dot around the edges.

I cut some flourishes die cuts with my GC to stick underneath the topper with just some of it showing. I then cut some flower and snowflake die cuts and used the snowflake ones to create dimension and stick a small sentiment on top which created dimension . I finished the card of with a bow and also used ribbon on the inside on both edges to wrap around so it hid the part where I stuck the aperture card inside.

I love this card. It's very Christmassy and the pop up aperture is different.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges pls:

Dream valley challenges -Celebrations

Craft door magazine -Anything goes

365 cards -What's on the inside that counts

Digital Tuesday challenges -Things with wings (my cute owl) 

Use it Tuesday Anything goes

52cct challenge - Gifts Of the season 

Simon says stamp challenge - Emboss it. (used glitter embossing powder on my aperture topper on the inside of the card)

Love to create challenge -Things with wings 

Thank you all for your lovely comments and your time.

All the best to you all
Sharon xxxx


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20 comments:

  1. Great card! Darling owl! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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  2. This is fabulous Sharon. I love the owls and the pop-up design is brilliant

    Sue

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  3. great card Sharon, love those papers
    Kim x

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  4. Lovely card Sharon - great paper and love the owls - they very cute. I had forgotten how nice the pop-out cards are - I haven't done one for ages. I'm afraid I do not know enough about photos to give you advice on resizing them - I just take a photo and load it on, but perhaps some of the other ladies could help you.

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  5. I love owl cards - this is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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  6. Hi Sharon,
    what a superb card. I love the pop out cards. One of my fav sort of card. Love the owls and everything about it. What a fab idea to use a die for the aperture. Must remember that one.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  7. What a fun card and love the little pop up and sparkle and detail

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  8. What a uniquely shaped card! It's beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

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  9. Love the owls, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

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  10. This is so cute! LOVE your owl--and the fancy fold is amazing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  11. Morning Sharon, What a truly gorgeous card and so on trend with the owls, they are also on trend in fashion too. Beautiful rich colours, truly gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    1. Morning honey and thank you kindly for your words. Patricia I've been trying to get on your blog but it takes me to a different page. Have been trying for days so I can add you. Just thought you should know just in case others are having the same problem. All the best. Sharon xxx

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  12. Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

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  13. What a great card - love the dangling owl panel in the aperture, that's fab! Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

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  14. Love the fold and design of your card, cute owl too! Thank you for playing along this week at 52CCT!

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  15. Gorgous card, I love the fold you've used and that is one super cute little owl.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

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  16. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge, Things with Wings!!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  17. Fab card! I love the pop-up :-) Thank you for joining our "Celebrations" at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  18. A fab Christmas card! Thanks for joining our Celebrations challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

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  19. Sweet card!!! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!
    ~DEANNE~

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