Monday, April 16, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #30 - A Very Special 21st Pop-Up!

This week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches was the inspiration I needed to create this card - I used the sketch for the inside:-


Here's the sketch (which I have rotated 90 degrees):-


& here's the front:-


So now you can probably guess why it's special.  :)  DS is not one for a lot of fuss, so I've gone with clean lines & subtle interest by way of self coloured stamping, embossed lines on the black stripes, white shimmer panels, a miniature scallop edge on the black circles, iridescent ice embossing on the stars, crystal effects on the 21 & the internal pop-up!

Here are some close-ups of the inside:-



Hope it passes muster!

Card Components  (SU except as noted)
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Real Red & Shimmery White
Stamps:  Wonderful Favourites (retired), Extreme Elements
Inks:  Basic Black, Real Red, Versamark
Other:  Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Scoring Tool, Dimensionals, Timeless Type Alphabet Dies
Non SU:  Star Punch, "happy" & "st" computer generated, Circle Nesties, computer die-cut circle & scallop circles

6 comments:

Cindy Hall said...

Great job with the sketch! I love how you used it for the inside of your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

This is a great card Helen, all your subtle elements and creativity makes for one great no fuss card, yet your detailing is terrific ... love the inside pop up and your take on the sketch!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

This is a fantastic card Helen. Isn't it great that we can tailor-make cards for the ones we love? So they are just their style and so much more meaningful!
I'm sure he will love it!
Great take on the sketch and thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches.

Christine Blain said...

Ah, you are so clever, my friend! I love the shiny "21", the scalloped circle, and the scored panels on this card. It's fabulous!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Definitely passes 'muster'! Love the minimalistic look! Perfect for a 21 yr old MAN! Great take on the sketch, Helen! So creative! Love how you made this very special with the little details ... without it being too fussy! Hugs xxx

Nikki Spencer said...

This is such a cool 21st card for a guy Helen, made even more special because it's your guy..:0)
I love the clean simplicity you have achieved, but still so very effective!