Sunday, 16 September 2012

CR84FN63 & DT Call ....

... Hi - another week gone and we're half way through September!!  I've a super card to share with you today using our CR84FN63 colours of denim, tan and brown.  As soon as I saw these colours I knew I'd be making a card for my son Ben.  I decided to send Ben a "do your best" card - something to let him know that I'm thinking of him as he settles into his new college and starts working on his A levels.


Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Game On, Rock On, Simple Circles; Uniko Studios - Extra Time
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake; Distress - Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! card - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake; PTI - Guitar die; EK border punch; Jeans backing paper

When I saw that denim was one of the colours I knew I had to use this jeans backing paper.  It was a download, but I can't remember where I got.  If anyone recognises it, please let me know.  The page is actually A4 in size, but I printed it much smaller and made it fit a standard A2 card.  I distressed the edge - a bit like frayed denim and I used my scalpel to cut open the pocket.  The card base was made from some SU Early Espresso card folded to A2 size, with a simple mat of Crumb Cake withe the edges distressed.

I made the little notepaper by stamping the Uniko time card image, tearing it down, punched the border and stamped the various sentiments.  Then I screwed it up, opened it out and smoothed it and brushed over some crumb cake, giving the suggestion that it had been screwed up in the pocket.  I attached a guitar tag to the paper in the pocket.  To give it a really grungy feeling I attached the inspiration sentiment with a staple and paperclip.  This card is already on its way to Ben.

It was really sunny when I made this card and I ended up taking lots of photos to try and get a good representation of the card.  The main image is best view of the card, but I think in the small picture below - the paper really does look like denim!!


For more card using our fabulous CR84FN63 colours - click on the links below:

Mona Pendleton, Sue Lelli, Pauline Pollington, Andrea Matthews, Heather Jensen and Shannon White.


These fabulous photos are courtesy of Magnolia Rouge - I really like the dress on the body form!  Have fun!

Don't forget that we are having an open DT call - full details are on the CR84FN blog.  If you want to be considered keep our to our colours and enter at least TWO of the following challenges CR84FN63 and/or 64 - add "DT" after your name in Inlinkz.  Good luck!!

That's all for today - enjoy the rest of the weekend and I'll see you soon.

14 comments:

Paula (PEP) said...

Very striking & original - it really does look like denim.
Paula (PEP)

Helen said...

Deb this is brilliant!! Such a cool card for a young guy - absolutely spot on. Love the denim and the crumpled paper and guitar. He's going to just love getting this - all the best to him as he starts his A Levels :)

Pauline said...

Fabulous card Deborah! I love that denim jean image, and the clever bit of paper in the pocket, so cool!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW, Deb! This is OUTSTANDING! LOVE the jeans and that crumpled note in the pocket! LOVE the sentiments! So PERFECT for your college son, Ben!

Ardyth said...

That is a super fantastic card - I love the collage look of it and the denim is amazing - it looks real!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Oh my goodness...I thought you had used real jeans at first glance!! Great card and very cool for a young man!

Claire Brennan said...

Stunning Deb, this is amazing!!!

Shannon White said...

What a Perfect card for you Son Miss Deb! Love the dp's! Really does look like real denim! And the crumpled note in the pocket is a Great touch! Just Love the whole thing! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun and creative card Deb! Love the denim pocket and the distressed note paper! The guitar adds a great touch!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

WOWSA!!!! What an incredible card! I just love how you crumpled the note!

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous card for your son. I am sure he will love it! :)

Hugs~

Kelly S. said...

Oh this is the coolest card in the world, Deborah! I love the piece of paper tucked in the pocket...looks like it was made that way. So clever, your son must have loved it!

Vickie Z said...

Fun, fun, fun!!! Love the jeans paper, cut pocket, sentiments on paper paper and guitar!! Perfect for your son!!

Michelle said...

Such a fun card, Deborah! Very clever!

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