I've just been bursting to tell you all that I came first in the Joanna Sheen category of The National Cardmaker of the year 2009 hosted by Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. Today's the day the mag hit the shelves and I've just got back from the shops having purchased a few copies ;o) I'm so thrilled to have have come top in such a prestigious category. Thank you so much Joanna for choosing my card.
I wanted to make a baby card and had seen the 'diaper' fold (instructions here) online. I thought Messy Rabbit and Joanna's gorgeous Gingham papers would work beautifully with the card shape. I used some heavy weight cardstock to fold the card shape. Once scored and creased I used my Fiskars texture plate to emboss the texture onto the card (see close up bellow) and folded the card. It's really easy to keep folding and unfolding as there is no glue involved with keeping the shape together. I covered sections with the large pink gingham checks which I had edged with black ink. I used extra strips of card that I had punched with my Fiskars 'Apron' border punch to create the scallops. I cut the tag and label frame using my Nestabilities, inking all the edges. I stamped and embossed Messy Rabbit and the sentiment onto Bristol Board. I used my Copic Markers to colour Messy and carefully cut him out. I added a large white (WRMK) eyelet and some ribbon to the top of the tag to make it easy to pull out of the pouch.
I cut the letters from Funky Foam using my Cuttlebug and 'Banana Split' font. I finished off the card with a large white ribbon bow.
Many congratulation to all the winners and runners up from the competition.
Ciao for now!