Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tweak that Template!

These are two more cards made with the new Crafty Templates Set and Goodies Kir.

I really like the way you can used Leo's templates in different ways. Leo's plan for this one was to have the main embellishment on the right and there were a couple of litttle journalling pieces that could be added to the smaller section on the left. I decided that it would be fun to put the little vase on the left side instead and make the flowers stand proud of the card on twirled wire stems to give a bit of movement interest. I made a longer message piece on the pc to fill the right hand section. I adhered a strip of the turquoise card along the inside lower edge of the card so that when it's lying flat it just peeps through the gaps in the scalloped edge of the card
The card, paper, flowers, buttons etc all came from the Goodies kit, the only addition was the wire.

I change this template a bit too and made a card blank that was small enough that even with the Whirly Windmill standing above the card fold would still fit in a regular C6 envelope. I freehand cut a scalloped edge to the rectangle of "writing" paper from the kit and edged it with a couple of shades of brown ink. The paper I made the windmill from is two-sided and so beautiful that I really didn't want to cut into it, but it was perfect for making the windmill as you get to see both gorgeous pattenrs at the same time! You can't really tell from this photo but the "stick" for the windmill is cut from some stunning milk chocolate coloured GLITTERY card - all these are in the Goodie Kit. The pattern for the little tags are on the template - with hindsight I should have thought of a better way to do the sentiments as my writing is rubbisg - but then the whole idea behind this set of templates is to make cards just to send a personal "non-occasion" message, so maube that makes using a bit of my scrappy handwriting on there excusable.........
The little flowers are cut with the Cuttlebug from more Kit contents.

The new "Colourins" have also arrived at Crafty Templates and you can see them here. I must admit I'm very tempted and I can't colour-in for toffee!

Right. I've now got to go and make something new or I'll have nothing to share on here, will I?
At least I got my DCM card done for tomorrow - it's my turn to set the dare and I think I've come up with a stonker. Well it gave me a few panic attacks anyway. Surely that can't be right, making your own dare so hard that you lose sleep over it? hehehe

11 comments:

tracy said...

beautiful cards kathy,i like the way the bit is missing on the flower one for the flowers!!and the colours on the windmill one are yummy :)

Paula said...

great cards Kathy....love the LO's and those papers are gorgeous.

Elaine said...

Very lovely cards, the colours are well matched.

Angelnorth said...

Two more great cards, Kathy - especially love the chocolatey colours of the second one. As for your writing, I don't think it's "rubbisg" (your typing, on the other hand ;o)). Hee hee, good job you know I'm a tease, isn't it?!

Sue said...

I love the shape of the flower card and the colours are super especially the blue on the message.
Sue x

Karen said...

I love what you have done here, its so different! The windmill thingy looks very effective and I love the colour combo. Must be great to be sent kits like this to try! X

nutka1911 said...

How you are doing it, that all your things are so beautiful?

Sue said...

LOVE the cards Kathy one of my fave colour combos - mind you haven't used it for ages well reminded

EllePiggo said...

WOW Kathy, they're stunning cards and I love the blue/brown colour combination. :)

Vanessa.

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Looking forward to your dare, your cards are gorgeous! love the windmill & I find it hard to cut into double sided paper but this works great! The scallop of text works really well as a background! Thanks for visiting my blog. Kim

tiggertastic said...

these are so fresh, love the layouts.

sarahx