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!
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I have used a lot of new things on this idea, so it’s all been a bit of an experiment.
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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.
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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.
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I cut two squares, one slightly larger than the other and stuck them together and laid them on a card blank, it looked bare……
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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.
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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.

5 comments:

Merry said...

What wonderful doodling....love 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.

Ali M said...

Lovely!!
x

Rainmac said...

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

sh3ri3 said...

I think the is stunning! well done you.