This week's challenge on Just Us Girls is technique based - they want us to decorate the envelope to go with the card, and also line the envelope. I've sort of stuck to the requirements - but the envelope is square with a very small area under the flap - so I decided not to do a liner. But the decoration certainly goes with the card. I kept the card really clean and simple, I found a WOW image from their website and printed it onto satin finish photo paper, and then simply stamped a frame in a co-ordinating colour. The graffiti style stamp is from one of my favourite Waltzingmouse stamp sets - Free Spirit - Boy. This is great for teenage boys!!
Edited by me!! - 13/01/11 - 7.30am - just tried to use Linky on the Just Us Girls site - but it's closed - so I missed the challenge for this week - never mnid, I'll try again next week.
|The front of Ben's card - I added the greeting in Publisher|
|The inside - the image on the vellum is a washout version of the front - but it doesn't really show up well here!!|
|I added a smaller picture (reversed the image) opposite the greeting.|
|The envelope - the image was printed onto vellum - slightly stronger than the one inside the card.|
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit Boy
Inks: Memento - Danube Blue
Card: Papermania 8 x 8 white card; lilac backing card and vellum from stash
Kathryn also made a special card for her brother. The topper (on the front and back of the card) are by Kanban Cards - really appropriate for a teenage boy. The inside of the card is a popout that came free with one of my magazines. I think she's coloured it in really well.
|The front of Ben's card|
|The back - I really like this image!|
|The inside - with a bright and cheerful pop-out!!|
I'm sure that Ben will have a fantastic day today - with lots of lovely cards.
That's all for now - I'll be back again later.