Good morning to you all from a very cold Cyprus. Cold outside that is, but warm in our hearts. I'll begin by telling you why. This week has been very exciting for us. My OH was nominated for a Hearts of Gold award for his service to charity. He has raised thousands of euros for a very worthy charity here in Paphos. It was for the renal unit at the General Hospital. For the last twelve years .....since we arrived on the island....he's been chairman of the charity and the money raised has bought essential equipment for the unit. At long last his hard work has been recognised. I am thrilled for him and very proud.
Now on to this week's challenge at CD Sunday. It's 'Stamp It' and I must admit, as I'm not a stamper or a lover of digis image, that I struggled with this one but I persevered and found a beautiful stamp that was a freebie on a magazine recently purchased.
The image is by Bo Bunni and is a long stamp, so for me it was a little tricky to place it suitably on a card. So I had a play, as you do, and came up with the above style. I made a gatefold card with A4 card then took another piece of co-ordinating A5 card and divided it into three stamping the image onto one of the strips. Then I added DP onto the other two. The paper used is from the 'The Wish upon a Rose' CD by Gems Designs. I chose this paper for the words as I felt they were appropriate for my Grand Daughter, whom I will be sending this card to.
I stamped the image in gold then embossed it with gold powder. The 'Make a Wish' tag line is a fab peel off that I found in a bookshop here in Cyprus. 'Seek and you will find' is the catch phrase here for crafters, as we don't have a dedicated craft shop for card makers here in Paphos. The three pieces were outlined with zigzag border peel offs that I've had for eons.
The next part is essential for a good look to the card. Place the three strips on top of the gatefold card making sure there are NO gaps. This will ensure that when the recipient opens it, it looks like a 'normal' card then the surprise will come when they realise it's not!! Now carefully mark where the top strips have to be placed then adhere top and bottom to left side only and middle section to the right Voila!!
So that is my take on this week's challenge at CD Sunday. Now it's your turn. Don't forget to pop over to see what the rest of the Design Team have created......you won't be disappointed.