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Monday, 17 August 2015

Unicorn Challenge Blog - My preview card

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

There is a new challenge blog starting in September and I am on the Design Team. The blog is called the Unicorn Challenge Blog. In the weeks leading up to the start of the first challenge the Design Team are taking it in turns to share a card for inspiration. This week is my turn. If you join the site you will be kept up to date with all the news and be ready to join in with the challenges when they start.

I made this card for my father-in-law. His birthday is in September and you may remember me saying that he is visually impaired and because of this I like to make him cards with texture.  On Saturday he took part in the celebrations of the anniversary of VJ day he could easily be seen in the march past. I did manage to take some photos from the television.


The gold background was embossed with the A4 embossing folder Celtic Flower by Creative Expressions. To create the scene behind the squirrel I inked through a leaf mask with various shades of Distress Ink. Then I stamped a newsprint stamp randomly over the background. Finally I embossed it with the Birch Trees mask also from Creative Expressions once embossed I inked the trees through the mask. I cut a tree with a memory box die. The leaves were made with some embossing punches from my stash they were inked to highlight the embossing and to tone down the colour of the papers. 


I found a stamp that fitted this Spellbinder die to create the sentiment. 


The squirrel is called Nutkin and he is available from Creative Expressions. He was coloured with Promarkers. 


I hope that you have a good week and that you manage to fit in some crafting along the way. 

I would like to join in with Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 190 and challenge 73 at Crafting from the Heart. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

23 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Jackie... for the start of a new blog....well done for being on the D.T....Love the cute image and the great colours together...Joolsx

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  2. I love this card Jackie the squirrel is lovely and I like the forest scene
    Kevin xx

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  3. Love this Jackie and the texture is great a fab idea for your Father in Law. xx

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  4. Wow what a proud moment for your Father in Law hope you got some pictures Your card is stunning i love the squirrel its a brilliant design going to take a look at he new challenge Hugs Carole x

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  5. Wonderful work Jackie - your father-in-law is bound to love this. Love all the textures and layers you used - as he will too.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  6. This is brilliant card, love the background scene, beautiful design x

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  7. What a great card Jackie. I really like your forest scene. I'm sure your father in law will love the card. Barbxx

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  8. What a super card and great use of textures :-)

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  9. Fabulous Jackie.Love all the different textures and the squirrel is super. Congratulation on your new DT post. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  10. Fabulous card, what a great idea to use texture. I hope your father-in-law enjoyed the VJ Day celebrations, I would imagine it is quite emotional. Congratulations on the new DT, looking forward to the first challenge. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  11. Love your gorgeous little squirrel nutkin card Jackie!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  12. Fabulous card for your Father in Law Jackie, lovely colours and design.
    Hugs Pam x

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  13. Fabulous idea for use of textures Jackie and such a cute squirrel.
    Laine
    xx

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  14. It's lovely I'm sure he'll enjoy it

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  15. A brilliant card Jackie and a fabulous squirrel. Congratulations on your new DT post xx

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  16. Wonderful card, full of fabulous textures. A great card for the visually impaired :o)
    Jackie xx

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  17. This is beautiful,great design and a fab image.

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  18. What a fab card love the Squirrel xx Jan

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  19. Just stunning, I love the Squirrel and your beautiful background. Do you buy 8x8 cards or how you do get cardstock big enough? use two pieces? how about envies?

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    1. Hi Holley I tend to buy 8" x 8" card blanks then the envelopes are sorted out. Sometimes I will make the card bank from an A3 sheet but I prefer card blanks. Hugs Jackie

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  20. Oh my this is gorgeous! I love the squirrel.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  21. Fabulous Card Jackie. Looking forward to working with you in September! x

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