What says you about a round card this time round? Somehow the challenges posted kept bringing my thoughts of a round card like this... And who knows because i might come up with an album like this soon~ This was so fun I didnt even notice the time creeping by... This took 6.5 hours of hardwork non-stop!
I didnt want to put too much of a theme in the card, as I wanted it to be readily given when i need it... LOL, I'm sure you find yourself in situations where you have last minute birthdays or presents to give to a special someone. Though now after the hard work, I'm not sure if it will ever be given because I like this quite a bit.
I had crystals surrounding the first scallop to emphasize on the stamp image - Penny Black - Good Friends. The stamp was on my previous purchase, but never got time to start playing with them until today. :) Must say that it was the motivation from a purchase today that got me going. The umbrella image is colored twice to create a more 3D effect. I didn't pop it totally, so it has a curved pop. I still need to improve on my copic coloring.. Took me 2 hours to get this image colored. haha...
Not sure if you can see the background image stamped with Hero Arts - Friend Definition. Used my newly purchased Soft Sand ink pad - love love love that subtle color!
Completed the cover with some pearls and flowers, I just have to apply some pop to my cards... :)
The first scallop can be pulled to the side and disclosing the other 2 layers.
So the completed card opens out this way, with each layer slightly larger than the previous layer. Like it? The middle layer has a tag for me to pull out and write some message for the receiver.
I am badly trying to use up my scraps, and I'm really proud to say that they were completed with whatever was in my scrapbox. I'm trying hard to credit the sources below, so bear with me if I miss out anything.
Prima Marketing - Madeline Collection "Beautima"
Graphic45 - Once Upon a Springtime Collection "Tags"
Kaisercraft - Clear Crystals
Pearls, flowers stash collection.
Penny Black - Good Friends
Hero Arts - Friend Definition
Kaisercraft - Le Chateau
Also entering this card for the following challenges, and also my a few of my favourite card challenge sites!
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 186 - Floral Frenzy
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 201 - You're a Gem!
So hope you have had a fruitful crafting time yourself too! I'm going to get some rest now, and prepare for the book binding technique class tonight. :)