Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Well Done

Where have I been! in the craft room working on a Sn@p album for our cycling tours over the past 3 years and there is a lot to cover!
I took a break today to make this card - every term my nephew gets a school report and by the time I get organised to make a card for him the report has been and gone so this time I am getting in early thanks to the challenges from CASual Fridays - congratulations, Cute Card Thursday - to cool for school, Kaboodle Doodles - one for the kids, Top Tip Tuesday - numbers and Papertake Weekly - anything goes ...
LOL isn't the pencil adorable!  They are easy to make -
Cut a white card at 15mm x 75mm, layer a 15mm x 65mm patterned paper (with one end that has been cut with scallop scissors (use the inverse) on the white card, trim the left over end to a point, colour with a light brown/orange pencil and colour the tips with the co-ordinating paper colour.  Here is a great TIP to make it look like a stamped image:  Outline the edge of the patterned paper with a black marker - this works well for any basic shape!
I have made the blue pencil slightly taller and animated it by giving it eyes, arms and legs.
Materials used - white card stock; Kaisercraft 'class of '87' papers; black marker; Marvy aquamarine pen; google eyes; Adorn it Krazy Karisa alphabet stickers.
Thanks for looking.

9 comments:

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Hey Janet! this is sooo fun and creative! I love this card idea! This would work great with Washi Tape too!! You should totally do that if you have washi!

Too Fun! Love your work xoxo

Cheryl said...

TOO cute!!!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Angel 007 said...

I saw that you won with this Card Janet. Your card is stunningly beautiful. The Crayons look great.

Congratulations and wishes you a nice Day, Angel 007

Fran said...

Gorgeous , thank you for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

Lindsay said...

Too cute Janet! I love the googly eyes! Adorable! Thanks for sharing it with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Deb said...

What a fun card! Your nephew will surely love it. And thanks for the tip, I will keep that in mind. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lisa S. said...

Great TIP and card! Love the design and your animated pencil. :)

Samantha said...

Fab card, love the eyes and great tip about adding the character,
Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Elaine Stark said...

A super card and a great tip. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine