Saturday, 6 October 2012

Centre Step Card Penny Black Primp Cat

Hello everyone from a cold and wet seaside town in North West England brrrrrrr. Well there's always something to be thankful for........I dont live near a flooded river and at least I have something to do when the weather is too yuk to go out :o)

I have been looking at different card shapes and having a go at my own take on them. So this week I made a centre step card. I found it quite easy to make, it just consists of two cuts and some measured scoring. Then its up to you how to decorate it with papers etc. I did however, make up my own measurements so that it fitted into a 6"x6" envelope and so that the framed image fitted nicely in the centre of the card. 
I am entering this card into the following challenges....
CHARISMA CARDZ Badda bling challenge
STAMPIN' FOR THE WEEKEND Feeling Floral challenge
(click on the pink challenge name to go to their blogs)
I needed to make a card anyway as I had been asked to make a card for the daughter of a friend.
The birthday girl is an excellent card maker so no pressure there then LOL.
 The stamp I used is by Penny Black, 3965k "Primp" I coloured it with Promarkers then 3D decoupaged some of the image, (paws, ribbon, mirror, perfume). I added some clear AB gems to the pin tops, mirror, perfume bottle and to the name on the sentiment to bling it up.
I love the colour combo of black and white with a touch of another colour like pink here or perhaps lime green. the lovely backing papers are by Papermania. The frame is by spellbinders, I had to cut off the heart at top and bottom so that it would fit into position. I finished off the card with flowers, ribbons and a couple of pale pink pearls. I have a sentiment stamped inside the card but didn't take a photo before I delivered it. duh!!!
Looking at the photo's now I wish I had added a couple more of the punched flowers to the sides or perhaps small butterflies but I am pleased with how this turned out and so was my friend!I think I may try a side step card next but I have to say it does look a lot more fiddly to cut/score! all advice appreciated!

Thanks for looking!


Sue - bearhouse said...

this is fabulous! Such a great image and I love the layout and the colour scheme.

Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Feeling Floral Challenge

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love your sweet image and layout, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

julieprice3 said...

This is very sweet, i love the cute image and pretty card design, Thanks for joining in the ABC DT Call, Good Luck
Hugs Julie P