Thursday, 21 July 2016

Denim and dimension

I needed a little sanity after a crazy day at work...
 but I couldn't find any so I've come here instead! I'm visiting my friends in the Playground and Butterfly Garden.
Mrs A's current challenge is D for Dimension and/or Denim. (Do you know as I type this there is no cursor today, which adds an un-needed element of interest to blogging.)
I've taken the denim idea to heart and made a fun card.

I started with the plan of making a pocket shaped swing card. I made a paper template first but even so there was a fair amount of cutting and scoring in the wrong place.
The denim is made by using a Faded Jeans ink pad and dragging it down some paper. 
The butterfly is an inky Doodles stamp. I hoped it would look like it was embroidered on the pocket. I tried a different stamp initially then remembered that I had this one which suits much better.  

I added the important double stitching with a pink, sparkly gel pen. The colours were inspired by Mrs A's card, I liked the blue and pink together.
The silver studs are made by using a flower die and saving the tiny circle centre that you might normally throw away (or save in a box if you are really obsessive). The silver card is saved packaging.
I've made this for my daughter's birthday which is not until the end of August so I am very organised. Pat on the head please. She is away just now and, though I am not consciously missing her, maybe I am sub-consciously. She is having a ball in Berlin so I am very happy that she is happy.
Flower die - Leanne Creatief
Butterfly - Inky Doodle
Button die - X Cut
Sentiments - Hobby Art
I'd like to link this to the Butterfly Challenge and Pixie's Snippets Playground
I've used snippets of card for the flowers an buttons so I can have a run around the playground or maybe just sit in the shade with a cool drink. Water fight anyone?


  1. An absolutely fabulous card Alison. What a clever idea. I Love it. Barbxx

  2. Very original and inventive card,,,well done to you being so organised,,,take a bow.

  3. Oh my goodness this card takes the biscuit! I love it. Your concept is fabulous and I like how you have used the pocket as the swing element. Gorgeous colours.thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice into the prizes. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. What a cleverly made card Alison! Great idea to have the pocket as the centre swing and the pink flowers are so pretty.


    Di xx

  5. Brilliant design. What a clever idea! xx


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