Thursday, 3 April 2008

Ist example for Competition. Big card trend challenge for an early draw entry

Since seeing some of the extra large cards that seem to be the new trend in cardmaking, I have been meaning to try big cards for a while so this morning when I was contemplating what to create for my 1st example of a competition entry it seemed the obvious choice .

So here is my 8 by 8 card

Using Dovecraft 8 by 8 Paper pack Charcoal Prints by french Designer Sandra Ranarison (which was in the Dovecraft Spring promotion goodie bag with loads of other great bits and i loved the bag too. Am going to try and alter it ) but you can buy the papers seperatly
The ribbon across the card is cut from one of the sheets of paper. The centre of the flower is Dovecraft charm brad. available in sets of six HERE.

The Big flower (5 inches in diameter) was one I got by taking a pound shop large peony head to peices. I always go to the pound shop for artificial flowers to take to bits. Small black flower was from my stash . I added diamonte gems to the centre of the printed flower and across the paper ribbon. I also added a paper ribbon to the back.

To make an 8 by 8 card blank . You need 2 peices of A4 card . Cut one peice into an 8 by 8 square. With the paper portrait place it in your cutter and cut to a width of 8 inches.

With your score board ( no matter which one you use) place short side of paper against the stop. Then score on the 1st score line. Fold at score line. With score line folded place card into your trimmer with unfolded edge on the side to be trimmed. Place fold along 8 inch mark and trim.

Take your card with the fold and place fold on right hand side and open out fold. Place glue, doublesided tape or tape runner along the small flap created by the fold. With the flap slightly folded, position the 8 by 8 peice so that it butts up to the crease and the flap is behind it. then press to adhere. Cover over join with co ordinating ribbon or paper or use a peel of border along the edge

You now have an 8 by 8 card blank. For an easy background take an 8 by 8 peice of paper and trim 10mm or a 1/4tof an inch (depending on your mesurement prefference) from the top edge and one side edge. If your card has a border trim all sides by either 5mm or 1/8th of an inch .

So thats todays example. If you want a Challenge make an 8 by 8 card yourself , if you make an 8 by 8 card and link it here you will get 1 early entry into the draw. If it has a Dovecraft product on it and you mention it , you will get 2 free entries into the draw. I will pick my favorite and they will get an extra 5 tickets in the draw. Challenge will run to the 14th instead of the 7th (this has been requested to give poeple a chance to go shopping for dovecraft products) then I will post another and that will run to the begining of the competition.

If this is your 1st time on my blog, and your wondering about the rules and prizes for the competition check out my last two posts for information

I said yesterday that I would post a photo of the Dovecraft Laura Ashley 6 by 6 contemporary papers that is part of the craft entry Draw prize . So here they are

I will post the links to the 1st 10 entries blogs here
For the love of paper and all papery things blog and entry
MagicDivas blog and entry
Rosies altered (T)art and stuff blog

I have also got a freebee paper for you. Another in the floral avoidance set

If you like it you can download it here Free Paper Download

See you tommorow with the Die cuts with a view Rock star Card Project with downloadable project sheet. If I get time I will do some more examples using Dovecraft products. Oh and there will be another paper in the floral avoidence set.


Fiona Whitehead said...

Great challenge -I've never done a card this size before - I've used my Dovecraft AND Laura Ashley- such a teacher's pet!!! LOL! You'll find it here

Rosie said...

Great card Tracey... I shan't make an 8x8, but I often make A5 - love that size and 6x6 too!! Square cards are great for using your papers aren't they?!
Love that freebie paper - thanks! :-]

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Regina said...

this card is very impressive!
It is a great challenge, but it is a pity I don't know where I can buy this paper in Germany