Saturday, 24 October 2009

Doodle Cards or What No Christmas Cards Today?

I thought I would have a break from Christmas as I was in danger of going snowflake crazy …….
I’m a bit slow when it comes to trends, so my doodling cards are about 2 years behind the times!
I have used a lot of new things on this idea, so it’s all been a bit of an experiment.
Just recently I have bought a couple of sets of nestabilities, and this is the first time I have used them on cards.  I am so used to layering on plain squares, that scalloped edges seem a bit alien to me.
The papers and brads I have used are My Minds Eye, Bloom and Grow, bought on a whim earlier this week, but I just love them.
I cut two squares, one slightly larger than the other and stuck them together and laid them on a card blank, it looked bare……
So I decided to try them with a scalloped square nestabilitie ….. still a bit dull and lifeless.
The flower is made using a whale of a punch retro flower punch x three, a scalloped circle punchie on the bottom layer, and a brad in the middle, stuck down with a double sided sticky pad.
Doodle 1
It was then that I was struck with the idea of doodling on top of the design, I went mad, and didn’t do it too carefully, using a fine nibbed gel pen.
I am dead chuffed with the result, which is right out of my crafting comfort zone.
I was thinking ….. put eight together in a pack and they would make lovely set of  notelets.


Merry said...

What wonderful all the stitching lines and how you went over the paper. Terrific card.

Angie said...

This is brilliant ,,,,mt=y very fav yet ...I find it hard to doodle.

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Rainmac said...

Wow, that is gorgeous and a complete original - love it!!!

sh3ri3 said...

I think the is stunning! well done you.