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



Danielle Vincent said...

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

Sue - bearhouse said...

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


tilly's crafts said...

great card Sharon, love those papers
Kim x

Marie-Louise said...

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.

Jacqueline said...

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

Jenny L said...

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.

Birgit said...

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

Vic Lau said...

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

Wendy L said...

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

Mynnette said...

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

Patricia Howarth said...

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

Craftyhugs said...

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

Amy Johnson said...

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

Ruth M said...

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

Patty Gorka said...

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

Mandy said...

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

Crafty and Green said...

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

Many Blessings,

melsanford said...

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

Susie said...

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

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

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