Friday 4 April 2014

Teddy Kit Card

It was a grand-niece's fifth birthday recently and it was back amongst a Create and Craft card kit to make a card for her.  There are two of each design in the kit so it was possible to do a before and after photo of the finished card.  The inspiration for using these kit cards in this way came from watching Nancy Watt demonstrating on Create and Craft.  By chopping down, layering, adding embellishments and then some sparkle with glitter, mirror card or glitter card she created a completely new card with the basic elements from the kit card.

The front of the card was chopped off and layered on to patterned papers and cardstock and then mounted on to a 5"x 7" scalloped card.  The patterned papers were from the Nitwit Collection Candles and Cake and Fred She Said Blue Pansy Collection.

A stitched border was added to the kit card and the layers behind it to add extra framing.  Behind the Teddy decoupage a fence cut using a Marianne die was added.  Holes were punched in the fence posts using an eyelet punch and blue ink was added to the edges to add some depth.

To personalise the card for Jenna a sentiment was printed from the computer and punched and layered using Stampin' up's oval and scalloped oval punches.  Clouds were die cut, sponged with blue ink and layered using a Joy die and her age was added to these using a peel-off sticker.  The same blue ink was used to sponge around the scalloped edges of the front of the card.

The little image from the back of the kit card was framed using Spellbinders circle dies and added to the back of the card.  From this angle you can see the depth of the decoupaged Teddy.

Self adhesive green pearls and Stampin up's Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon were added as embellishments and to finish off an insert was printed from the computer and added to the inside.

Hope you like this transformation and thanks for looking in.
Liz xxx

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  1. This is so cute, I love it x
    Thank you for joining in our challenge over in "Feeling Crafty" Good luck x

  2. so gorgeous liz.really fab design and I love the sweet bears ;D

    xx coops xx

  3. Fab card Liz. Love that teddy.
    thanks for your comment on my blog. I met up with Debra Today at Ally Pally. She often talks about you. xx