This week’s challenge #432 over at Crazy4Challenges is to use this phrase as inspiration:
“Skating on thin Ice”
I have a friend who is married to a man who refuses to take the advise from his doctor. I’ll be sending her this card unsigned so she can give it to her hubby.
Step 1: Using Art Impressions UMI1238 stamp on paper suitable to the color medium of your choice:
I colored her with Copic Markers.
Step 2: Cut one door from med. brown cardstock using Elizabeth Craft Designs 1128 – CountryScapes Carolina Farmhouse Door:
Step 3: The urn with flowers and wreath on the door were cut from this set 1010 – CountryScapes – Backyard 2 also from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Cut one urn, the flowers for the urn and the pieces for the wreath. I cut all the tiny flower pcs. for the urn and wreath from pink cardstock. The wreath itself, bow, urn leaves I cut from white cardstock and color with Copic Markers.
Step 4: I love digital stamps because you can resize them. For this card I chose “Caffeinated Craig” from Dr. Digi House of Stamps:
Print and size “Craig” to 3.25″, color and fussy cut him out.
Step 5: I created the sentiment on my computer and cut it out with the smallest die from this set by Spellbinders “Card Creator”:
I applied, a with a light touch, PanPastel’s “black” to distress the edges.
You should now be ready to assemble the card:
Step 6: Cut the cross pcs. out of the door window and glue the Art Impression colored stamped image behind the door as shown above.
Make base card by cutting a pc. of 12 x12″ cardstock in half. Score one of the halves at 6″ on the long side. Fold over. I chose Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Dove Gray. I love this cardstock because it’s colored on one side only. This is a great choice when you want to stamp a sentiment on the inside.
Step 7: Cut a 5.75″ square of designer paper or cardstock that will look like the side of a house. I chose this brick paper from Michaels because of the colors, but you could also use a “wood grain” look.
Adhere the door, with image behind it to the left lower side as pictured. I curved “Craig” slightly with my thumbs. Then I adhered him to the card as shown by gluing only his shoes to the card and putting a foam dot behind him about where the donut is. Now add your floral pcs. and the sentiment and that’s it!
Thanks so much for having a look. I love to make pretty cards but also find it really fun to make a funny card sometimes. I’d love you to leave a message so I know who stopped by. I love to read them!
Other Products Used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Double Sided Adhesive 10mm
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus