Monday 17 November 2008

One for the boys - a child's card

Challenge 11 this week on the basicgreychallenge blog is 'one for the boys'; also on A spoonful of sugar this week challenge 25 is to make a child's card.

I used BG archaic papers (love them), with the addition of a few stickers - the dinoasuar is on a spring, so it wobbles when you touch it.


'Remember' is the theme for the ATC monthly swap on the Tanda forum. It's also challenge 15 on UKStampers, so these are for both.

I used a stamp that came free with Craft Stamper (I don't think it's actually a poppy, but for my purposes today it definitely is!). I stamped and embossed, using the masking technique and then coloured in with lipstick red copic and blender. The poppies on the first ATC are darker than on the second because I stamped them on a piece of paper the same as the backing, whereas the second one was stamped on white. In both cases I cut round the poppies and swiped them with versamark and embossed with clear to give them a sheen that, unfortunately, doesn't show on the scans.

The background was stamped randomly with a HOTP swirl stamp and the 'remember' epoxy stickers are some I've had for quite a while and can't remember where they came from.

And I've just remembered (ha ha) that 'remembrance' is the theme on Lots to do this week, so these ATCs are appropriate for that challenge too.