Saturday, August 09, 2008

Crafty Templates & a Challenge Card

I'm going to spread my latest Crafty Templates cards out a bit - you know how it is, got to make the most of it when I've got stuff to share!

I loved the new set of templates - there are lots of "frame" templates this time and not only do they make for fab cards, I think they'd be wonderful used as picture frames, or on scrapbook LOs and as covers for notebooks. So far I've only used them for cards though, but hopefully I'll get round to some of those other ideas eventually (thinking ahead to gift possibilities for the C word)

Yesterday I showed a detail from this card, so here's the whole thing:

Most of the stash I've used for this card is from the Goodies Kit also available from the Crafty Templates Website. This month the papers are from Prima, and there's a delicious pack of flowers, buttons, ribbons and other inspiring bits and pieces to play with.
I decided that this "rainbow" corner design would be perfect to add something extra tucked inside. I doodled the white spots and dots on the ornage paper and stuck it on the base card, then raised the yellow frame shape over that on foam pads, this gave plenty of room to add a removable tag tucked inside - though it was only when I was doing the photos and the tag kept falling down that I realised that I needed to add another couple of foam pads under the rainbow shape so that it has something to lean against, durrr!
I added the greeting with rub-0n letters, but I'm not sure I like that much.
The big red flower is in the goodies pack and I think I was very brave to actually use it as I really wanted to keep that as "treasured stash". I covered a chipboard flower to make the inner flower then used some of the beads and sparkles pack from the kit poured into Glossy Accents for the flower centre.

This is a detail from my next Crafty Templates card - can you guess what it is.....? hehehe
Next up is a dual purpose card. wheyhey!
Sue posted a fab template in the challenge section of the JB forum, and it inspired me to get started on some commissioned cards I've been putting off doing. My aunt and uncle both have "special" birthdays coming up soon and my aunt's best friend has asked me to make a card for each. I'm going to try and use the same basic idea to make my aunt's card too, so they will sort of match - so watch this space and see if I can manage it!
I need another idea aswell because I'll be needing to make them cards from us too.
This is the first time I've actually delved into the BG Archaic paper pad and I've used several of the papers for this one. Mt Robo came in useful for this one, I cut the letters and the circle frame - I cut these once in paper and once in black card then stuck the bits together to give a bit more substance.
I made the little tag using PSP - I drew two circles then overlapped them slightly and filled them in with black before transferring to the CR for cutting. The tag actually loops through the circle frame and there's a little message on another circle under the flap. I added the camera charm set in Glossy Accents as my uncle is a keen photographer.

All for now, back soon with the full pic of that Crafty Templates card


Janice said...

ooh nice curvy bits on that card Kathy. LOok forward to seeing the song bird when it is ready to be revealed.

Sue said...

wow you and the robo and well acquainted these days - I am impressed

Love the camera card perfect

Just read you were at Norfolk too small world isn't it?

Maybe we just have GREAT TASTE!

Karen said...

I particularly love the 'Bryan' card!!! Those papers are perfect for those man cards! Now off to check out CT website...don't know why I haven't yet!!! X

Suzie said...

Gorgeous cards Kathy, but I especially love the first one! So bright and colourful on this dreary day :)

Beth said...

Love the first card Kathy, the colours are soooo zesty and bright. Also love the 'man' card you've made for Bryan, very tasteful indeed. XX

Angelnorth said...

I have some of those camera charms - wouldn't have thought of capturing it in GA though, looks great! Both cards and the sneak peek are up to your usual high standards Kathy - great stuff!

bubblegum said...

Sutnning, stunning, stunning cards Kathy. The August templates and goodies look fabulous and you certainly have done it justice - as usual if I may say so. :) :)

Wonder what your next card has on it,,,,he, he...look forward to seeing the full card. ;) :)