Friday, March 25, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #63 - Penguin Gift Card Holder

Ready for another challenge?  This week Keesh & the Inkspirations Team have a sketch for you to try:-

We had a special 18th birthday to celebrate this week (Happy Birthday Ryan!), so I made a gift card holder with this layout:-

 Which opens like this:-


I cut the basic holder from a single A4 sheet of Bashful Blue cardstock.  The top & bottom flaps are 2" & 1" respectively.  The flap on the right hand side is the full width of the gift card & the one on the left is 1/16" bigger than half the width of the gift card (this made the 1/8" blue vertical border line up perfectly in the centre of the holder).  I also added a small spine to each of the side folds, to accommodate the bulk of the gift card plus the top & bottom flaps.

I embossed SU's Shimmery White paper to look (hopefully) like snow flurries.  The inside panels are also Shimmery White paper & there was plenty of room for a greeting on the panel on the right.  :)

I chose the penguin theme for the holder as Ryan is a keen snowboarder.  Here is the birthday card I made to go with it:-

Ryan was very impressed with his snowy ensemble & I got away with using lots of Dazzling Diamonds!  :)

The penguins & the snowman were made with the Owl Punch (love that punch), plus a few others for various bits & pieces.  I have details of the basic penguin structure in this post (here) if you are interested.

Here's a close up of the little dudes:-

Hope this has you all inspired to play along.  Please make sure you go & check out the inspiration from the rest of the Team:-
The Challenge Site



Card Components:   (All SU except as noted)

Cardstock:  Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point, Choc Chip, Shimmery White paper
Stamps:  Playful Pieces, Afterthoughts
Inks:  Pacific Point, Versamark
Other:  Owl Punch, Bird Punch, Large Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Punch Pack, Word Window Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder
Non SU:  Balloon Punch, JAC paper, Wire, Embossing Folder, Clear Glaze Pen