Monday, August 31, 2015

Robin Red Breast.

I was sat here late  yesterday  thinking it's still August
so plenty of time for Rudolph Day!
Erm  actually no there isn't.
Panic ye not I thought.
Scrap the card idea I was going to make 
and resort to my trusty pile of used Christmas cards.
I found  two card fronts that were 
fairly similar in design 
so in for a penny in for a pound.
I spent this morning spudling with  different 
card bases and papers and then had a light bulb moment.
I have a love hate relationship with acetate.
At the moment I love it so out it came 
and here are the two resulting cards.

I cut most of the front of the base cards away 
and replaced with a sheet of acetate.
Old christmas card  fronts were trimmed down 
and attached to the front of the cards.

The inside of each front acetate sheet was
neatened up (to hide the d.s tape) with 
the same  design papers as back of card.
Berry paper by Kaiser craft.
Striped paper by Dovercraft.
Both from Christmas Collection  6"x 6" pads

By this time the Bigshot, Scor-pal and paper  trimmer
were on the floor and the christmas paper
strewn all on my desk  along with the book
showing the card design  I was orginally going to make.
As it was raining outside (so no gardening) and I still had 
a bee in my bonnet about it I decided
to go ahead and revert to plan A. to make 
An Iris folded Robin!!!!

I used  SU's Decorative Dots E.F. on the green card
after carefully cutting the robin shape out with a craft knife.
Design is from 460 Iris Folded Cards To Make
by Maruscha Gaasenbeek & Tine Beauveser.
I have no idea why the camera decided to go pink on me
as I took all the cards at the same time.
The robin has a nice domed quilted feel to it.
Sentiment is silver craft sticker.
Using the acetate for the front meant I could
hide all the strips of paper neatly away
behind the backing card.
Entering this card only into the following challenges:
Rudolph Day # Anything goes Christmas.
A snowflakes Promise #4 Must have a christmas /winter theme.
Crafty Gals Corner #35 Lots of layers.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #192 Use up your snippets (oddments of design paper).
Christmas Card Challenge #39 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra # Christmas only


Di said...

Wonderful cards Mrs A - you've been a busy bee! Of course I adore your Robin - such a chubby and chirpy chappie - great card!


Di xx

scrAPpamondo said...

I'm speachless!!! Very creative and different cards with acetate and recycling cards!! I'm just in love with your Iris folded Robin!! It's really beautiful!! Great works!!

Jane Willis said...

All your cards are gorgeous but that beautiful iris folded robin is the gorgeousest! I've been reviving a lot of techniques I've not used for ages, I think iris folding will come along very soon

dutchess said...

love the iris folded Robin Valery...he is a darling....great idea with the acetate....xxxxx

Rae Ann said...

Love the look of the iris folded robin! So gorgeous and mounting it on acetate was a great idea!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Lots of Layers challenge.

Carol said...

Two fabulous Rudolph Day cards Mrs A, love that robin. Carol x

Jacee said...

How wonderful, such fabulous work, great idea!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, WOW, Mrs. A! I am in love with your iris-folded robin. I hardly ever see iris folding any more and it is one of my true loves - one my the first techniques I learned when I started this hobby. Well done! I need to do some iris folding again! And your two cards with the acetate are brilliant to say the least! I love this idea! Awesome cards for Rudolph Day!

Donna said...

These are fabulous and that robin is so stunning!

Helen said...

Wonderful cards! Love the iris folded robin!
Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Day fun!
Helen x
(Guest Designer)

SARN said...

Blimey . . . all of these are fabulous. Loving the iris folding . . . something I've never tried.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

That Robin looks amazing! X

Carla Brooke said...

What an amazing card! Thanks for sharing with A Snowflakes Promise!

Margo said...

How Artistic - Love the Robin!!
Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges !
Margo -DT