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Sunday, 27 April 2014

CD Sunday - For Someone Special

Good morning all, another Sunday and my last day off work so must make the most of it. Over at CD Sunday this week Beryl has chosen the theme of  for Someone Special, now most people we make cards for are special but for me this time it's for my brother and there isn't anybody more special than your family.

I recently bought the four day deal from C&C which was folders and a cd from Sheena but I also bought the stamps that went with it, well I've been playing and this card is one I've made with the folders, stamps and of course the cd. I wanted to use the tiger so stamped him out, I used a distress ink the first time but couldn't get it right so stamped it in black archival and just used the distress ink to colour him, I used rusty hinge and frayed burlap and found that I was quite happy with the look so didn't have to use another colour.

The background is the folder done with Kraft card but it was a bit dull even when I'd gone over to highlight the image so I used a pale wash of Silkies just to give the effect of a bit of light coming from the doorway. The backing paper is from the cd and I used the leaves embossing folder to give it extra texture, I cut out some leaves from the paper and used a gold embossing powder on them but I didn't want them solid so tried to make it look distressed which I think works.  I then stamped the edger a couple of times but didn't match it 100% so used the symbol which looks like a 30 (I do hope my brother doesn't think I've lost the plot it's quite a while since he was 30).
When I stamped the sentiment I I heat embossed in the same gold, not sure why it happens but now and again I get a bit of scorching when I heat from underneath so instead of redoing it I just used some antique linen distress ink to hide it.

So there we have it, I'm quite pleased with it and I hope that it is well received.

I'm entering this into the following challenges
Simply Create Too - Layer it Up
Wags 'n Whiskers - Lots of Layers
Jellypark Challenges - One for the Boys


  1. wow you clever person this is just fabulous. I too bought the deal but I'm still at the watching the demos stage.
    Ann xx

  2. This is fabulous Jenny. Really love the drama of it and I'll take note of the colours you used for the tiger too. I only got some of the stamps and folders but will probably be getting the rest come the new month on the old credit card.

  3. Lots and lots of work have gone into this and it shows, quite stunning and I'm sure Rob will love it, the silkies do give a lift to the kraft card as it's not the easiest thing to brighten up.
    sue-b xx

  4. I love this Jenny, you have put so much work into making it and it shows.
    Will check out Sheena's folders and 'maybe' add to my collection. Your colours are super and I think I have some silkies somewhere. Your brother will treasure it.
    Hugs xx

  5. Oh my goodness, this is one amazing card and so much gorgeous detail too. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too!

  6. What a fabulous card! I love all the wonderful embossing! Thanks so much for joining us at Jellypark Friends! :o)

  7. A gorgeous card! I love the tiger & you've coloured him perfectly!
    Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog & for leaving a sweet comment!
    Dawn xx

  8. Wow!!! Didn't realise you'd coloured the tiger yourself......my colouring is rubbish.... yours is fab!! Your Brother will love this card. Hugs Wynn x

  9. Pretty card--know your brother will love it too! Thanks for entering our "Stack 'Um Up" Challenge at Simply Create Too & hope you join our next challenge too.

    DT Member

  10. Very cool card, works perfectly for our theme. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)

  11. Beautiful card with great layers and colors.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Simply Create Too. Join us again soon. :-)



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