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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

MCC Card Design Workshop Wk 3 - Clever Cards

Links: Glenda Waterworth, My Creative Classroom (MCC)

The third week's optional exercises are to create 3 "Clever Cards" choosing from the selection of tutorials given in the classroom (for copyright reasons I shall not be explaining the construction of these projects) or creating our own.

Stamps: Chocolate Baroque UA5SP0346 Doodle Birds, UA5SP0347 Doodle Butterfly & UA6GW0278 Art Nouveau Birthday (sentiment).
Inks: ColorBox Chalk Rose Coral (tone on tone stamping plus inking some paper & cardstock edges);  Memories Dye Artprint Brown (sentiment).
Colouring: Stickles Glitter Glue (Copper)
Cardstock: Pink & Copper from stash.
Papers: K&Company Wild Raspberry.
Punches: Woodware (butterfly & scalloped oval), Punch Bunch (flower).
front of card
inside BUT gently prise apart along that middle fold.........
..... & the message is revealed
My second card was inspired by a small ATC sized Christmas Easel Card that Glenda showed at the end of her easel card tutorial. I was reminded of a small image that I'd not used whilst working on my Just Joseph's Coat Alphatag & thought that I could make a small place setting card (3x3 inches) for a Halloween party with it. I've never made anything with a Halloween theme before - coming from a very Evangelical Christian Background it's not something that I've been drawn to - but I decided to go with the idea & think of it in terms of an All Hallows Eve Celebration or a Tolkien Themed Night (the little house looks like a Hobbit one to me).

Stamps: Chocolate Baroque UA6SP0374 Halloween Raven (house) &  UA6SP0373 Boo (owl).
Inks: Kaleidacolor Melon Melody, Plaid Black Dye, Emboss Tinted Embossing Stamp Pad
with Stampendous Detail Clear Embossing Powder (house); VersaFine Onyx Black (owl).
Markers:Memento Dual & Tombow.
Cardstock: Orange glitter & an assortment of blacks in various finishes from stash.
The circle & scalloped circle punches are Woodware & the apple brad is Hot Off The Press.
easel card standing
close-up showing Joseph's Coat Technique 
inside of card - I paper pierced the little scallops
angled view showing dimensional shaping of owl & contrast between
 Moondust & textured black cardstocks


Aquarius said...

I love these clever cards - something I rarely make actually. The spooky house scene looks just that with the colours used. Love the little owl. The multi-folded wallet style is clever as well - reminds me of a conjuring trick where paper money 'disappears' as if by magic.

veronica said...

Great cards Paula - love the colours on your 'Hobbit' house! Have had the instructions to make the top card for years, and never actually got around to doing it - congratulations on managing it so well

Lorraine said...

oh wow Paula these are fab i love the design on your secret panel card and the colours and images on your easel card I just love its so clever and the bat is so adorable I love seeing your stamping techniques i learn so much from you
Lorraine xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

These cards are certainly clever Paula. Wonderfully interactive with spectacular colors! All the small details you put into each one makes these positively polished in every way!

Jean Straw said...

Fabulous cards Paula. I don't do Halloween either but I love the spooky colours on the Hobbit's house, and the owl.The top card is very "clever", I think I did make one once. I love the paper you have used inside and the tone on tone stamping.Jean x

Sally H said...

Two stunning and very different cards, Paula. I love the elegance of the first and the gorgeous colour of the second. Wonderful

GinaA said...

Hi Paula, have left some comments on the MCC student gallery. Am totally amazed at how you lined pattern on the hidden secret card. Love the contract on the Halloween one.

~ Ali ~ said...

Fantastic as always Paula, love the little owl :O)

hope you are well

Have a lovely weekend

Ali x

Debbi Glennie said...

fabulous cards Paula, but I have to say, I keep being drawn back to the pics of the second one - I'm finding it quite mesmerising :)

xxxtglxxx said...

I dont know where to start with these! :)

LOVE the everlasting card, I cant get my head round it at all though! :D They baffle me! lol.

I think your hobbit easel card is magic - love the image and that owl is brilliant! :) I would make it look like a bat!! ;)



Rica said...

What a fun creation Paula, your design is fabulous and I love the image, it is sensational, what stunning colours. I do hope it is fun and translucent or what every is the correct term.
Heather xx