Ooh it's a bit chilly today, sunny though and thankfully less wet and windy than it was yesterday. It was definitely a day to stay home and warm! A bit of work around the house and then hubby watched the last GP of the season and I got on with making some more C-word cards - my box is looking good and healthy now, I'll have to have another count and see whether there's enough in there yet. I'll put some photos on here tomorrow of the most recent cards - you'll probably be pleased to here that there's not a snowflake in sight!
Today I've got the card I made for my cousin, who's rarely seen in any footwear other than his Doc MartinsI was really chuffed witht he way this went together. I used an image I found on Google to make the template for the boot - it looked a bit trickier than most of those I've made, because it wasn't the sort of image I could reduce to 2 colours and still see the various lines. Still, I realised that there were only three layers to deal with so in the end it wasn't so hard and I didn't have to ask for help from hubby - I always feel extra chuffed when I manage to sort something computerish out for myself! Mind you he'd probably have come up with a better way to do it!
Never mind, eh?
I just used a couple of colours of Bazzill to cut the boot, then added some inking to scuff it up a bit and some white pen for the stitching - it should be black but that wouldn't have shown up. I had some pewter coloured eyelets which were perfect for the lace holes, but I actually had to ink some ribbon with a black stazon for the laces themselves as I didn't have enough really narrow black ribbon or anything else suitable! I also had to alter the ribbon at the top from black and white to black and yellow - honestly, the lengths we go to! lol
Papers are "Father Knows Best" by Dream Street - I love these papers but haven't really used them much. The "Happy Birthday" is one from the home-made sticker sheet I made a couple of weeks back using decal transfer paper from Crafty Computer Paper.
I'm not quite sure when I started making "unusual" cards for my cousin but it's now a bit of a habit, here are some pics of some I've made over the last few years.
They usually take up on something about him - so last years was inspired by his love of Jaffa Cakes!
The pizza box opened on this one - I put a photo of a pizza inside the box
When he first took up archery I made this one, the arrows actually stood out from the target
There have been others, but I think that's quite enough!
I'm not supposed to be on the pc, I have a new project in bits on my desk - I'm really trying to work out what to do next - can you tell that?
Right, back to it
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