Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Card For Kate

Yesterday I mentioned that Jennifer McGuire is hosting a card drive for Kate. This is the card I STARTED at the beginning of the week. However, in putting it off, I ended up using Beate's Weekend Sketch and I think my card turned out better than I expected. I also used the color's for this week's TCP Tuesday challenge this week hosted by Jen Del Muro. I have several pictures to show you of this card. I apologize in advance that they are a bit blurry. That's what happens when the sun goes down.

Here is the inside of the card.

I can't remember what this technique is called. I will try to find a link tonight and update it here on this post. I didn't use any ACTUAL directions which may be why my little ghosts and bats are tipping forward. I just kind of "went with it." For you though, I will search for proper directions. I think this is a fun card for a kid to open. I hope it makes Kate smile. Lucky for me our local scrapbook store is also accepting cards for Kate. I'll just head over there to drop it off....and check out the clearance bin:) I mean, I may as well while I'm there, right?

UPDATE: It's called a Spiral Pop Up Card and the tutorial is HERE.
(And yes, I did it backwards. Should have followed the directions:)

A better close up of the ghosts.

I'm having serious embossing powder issues. I think it's time to start with fresh. Does anyone have any suggestions for a nice white EP?

The last thing I want to point out is that darling image. It was a free download at Digital Delights. Every friday they have a new freebie. If you want to purchase this cute image you can find it HERE. Another thing to note is that I made a tiny "charm" from a shrinky dink. It hangs from the bow. The other thing is that I will never win any awards for sewing:)

I'm off for now. I'll be back with a card for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge tomorrow morning. See you then!

What's In It?
Stamps: Digital Delights, Booglie Eyes
Ink: Versafine black, metallic purple, Stazon black, white craft
Paper: Black, Halloween DP, purple from stash, white
Other: chipboard, shrinky dink, black satin ribbon, janome sew mini, Copics and Prisma color pencils, sakura gel pen, inkssentials white gel pen, whole punch, hot glue gun, CM cutting system


Beate said...

Wow Nikki, I was drooling over the gorgeous card front. Then when I scrolled down and saw your inside, I had to chuckle! AWESOME card!
Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles

Cat said...

Oh, I just love your card! Cute inside and out!

Sprytebyrd said...

Love this card! So cute! And thanks for the Friday Freebie tip! :)