I wasn't going to post this yet but decided I would. It's for hubby's birthday which isn't until the 23rd but as he doesn't read the blog I'm safe to post it here. I've also entered it on the forum's February Inspiration challenge. I was holding back mainly because of that but then remembered that it is no longer a 'competition' challenge. It used to be entered anonymously and then the cards are voted by the membership but it was changed this month so I am safe to post it before the challenge closing date.
The challenge was to use something from a CD. Now, I don't do CD crafting although I do have some. I've bought some but, other than opening them and looking to see what's on them, I've never used one. Knowing hubby's birthday was on the horizon I thought that I could kill 2 birds etc. etc. A quick look through the only CDs I had that I thought might have something suitable and I decided on using an image from Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Mayhew CD.
I imported image into PSP9 and added a texture effect. I then added a border and buttonized it - picking out a colour from the fox to tie it all in. I then mirrored the image, cropped it down, faded it, added the same border/buttonizing and added text to make a matching greeting plaque. Images were mounted onto thick, bronze pearlescent paper (bought eons ago from Craftwork Cards at a craft show) with that used for the main image being edged with a border punch. Everything was then mounted onto gold mirri board. I printed a blank 'plaque' matching the greeting one and stuck that on the base of the card for signing. Finished off with a few pearls .... job done!
I decided to make a twisted easel card but a double one however, for one reason or another it ended up as a single. It is also quite small, only being 4" x 4" when flat. I'm not into 'big' cards and I love how this one has turned out.
White card for blank
Gold mirri card
Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection CD (image)
Staples IQ Smooth 160gsm card for printing
Martha Stewart Modern Garland border punch
Woodware inverted corner punch
Gold/bronze pearls from stash