Tuesday, March 01, 2011


Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? hehe
Thinking of an idea for a birthday card for one of my cousins I came up with using some good old silhouettes.  I realised that if I got all the figures to roughly the same size, and made them fit roughly into a square pattern I could resize the whole configuration to cut the top layer of a card.  Using this for the upper layer of a card meant that I was left with lots of little cut-out cricketers to use on another card.
Actually it didn't work out quite so neatly as I made a small error in version 1 and had to cut them again - I now have lots more little cricketers than planned, but never mind!
I cut the cricketers from plain white cardstock to leave the little apertures, added scraps of chipboard to the reverse and glued to dark green Bazzill. The light green Bazzill layer is about 0.5cms bigger all round.
For the "cricket balls" on both cards I glued Red Bazzill onto scrap chipboard then cut using a suitable size circle from a Cuttlebug (you can usually find the right thing if you check your die collection!). Once I'd added them to the cards I added a layer of Glossy Accents.
I've used a few of the cut out cricketers for the second card and just matted onto the same shades of card. Cricket balls as above, and both have home made rub-on decal sentiments.
Builders are here finishing the insulation and boarding ready for the plasterer to come and do his stuff. Hubby's home-working today so sharing in the tea-making duties!

Right, I'm off to make a presentation wallet of some kind for gift tokens for my SiL's birthday.Have a great day, thanks for popping by


Wipso said...

Clever idea and very effective :-)
A x

Karen said...

You really are the Queen of Robo aren't you? I am always impressed my lovely. Your little cricketers are fabulous and you have made 2 very different cards with them, such a clever girl xxx

Lythan said...

This is such an inspired idea Kathy - awesome cards!

Jo said...

You are amazing at using the robo! They are brilliant cards :)

jo x

Kate said...

really like the 1st card. Please my I have some little cricketers to make things for my not so little cricketer?


** Kate **

chilli pip said...

Don't know what a robo is but I do know the card is fantastic and so current with the Cricket WC on the go.
Vereee clever

Angelnorth said...

Clever you with the two in one idea - well done! They both look great, love the little cricket balls too!

Sue said...

Wow very clever Kathy using the cut outs as well as the sheet they were cut from. 2 super cards.
Sue x

Traceyr said...

What an excellent couple of cards Kathy. Well done on cutting the cricketers. :)

Creative Treasures said...

Wow what fab cards, very clever, i also love the little cricket balls :)


Jackie said...

Wey hey.....I'm back in blogland!!

Your cricket cards are fab Kathy, my DH would just love em :) xx

Kaz said...

What a brilliant idea for a card Kathy, you're so clever xx

Marg said...

These are awesome cards Kathy!