Here's another of the birthday cards I need for this month. I really enjoyed making it too. One of my favourite things about making my own cards is being able to do something I'm unlikely to find in a shop. This is another entry for round 9 of the CDAC progressive challenge. I've used one of the blank globes from Crafty Ann's which is one of the supplied images this time and I've teamed it up with one of the images we got for round 3 - the Oak Fairy from Gurukitty. (For more details of how this challenge works, see my post here.) I copied and pasted one of the leaves several times so that I could use them in the globe in place of the more traditional snow or glitter and I'm rather pleased with the result. I paper pieced both the base and the globe behind the fairy. The large backing paper, pearls and gold diamond shaped border are all from the Sweet Sage scrapbook kit and the two green squares are from the earth tones embossed dots collection. The greeting was done in photoshop.
I have a Top Tip for you too (for Top Tip Tuesday): have a good look at your stamps and digi stamps and see if you can't find another use for them than they were maybe originally designed for. Globes are usually associated with winter or Christmas cards for example, but there's no reason why they can't be used to create something a little different for other occasions too. You could give your stamp and digi collections a whole new lease of life and your mojo a helping had too! :-)
I'm also entering my card into these challenges:
- Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
- Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
- Sunday Sketchers - the lovely sketch
- Pile it On - Anything Goes
- Tuesday Throwdown - Use something shiny.
Thanks for popping in today - see you tomorrow!