Thursday, 14 June 2012

No Bugs Please!

I confess to not liking spiders at all and have been known to squish them in the past so when I saw this months challenge theme is 'June Bug' I immediately thought of spiders. Yuk!
I thought I try something I'd not ever done before and made an easel ATC, it was really easy and it's a really cute size to work with.
Start off with some card 7 inches x 2 1/2 inches. Score at 3 1/2  inches and again at 5 1/4 inches, this gives you the basic easel ATC, then decorate as desired.
Firstly I glued on some old book pages and coloured with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, I then stamped Spider Girl on white card, coloured her and glued her on also. I stamped Floral Flutter on tissue paper and used PVA to stick those in place. Finally I used an old alphabet stamp set for the wording, which I stuck in place using foam pads, these give a raised surface for the easel bit to rest against.

 This is the same ATC lay down, almost flat, notice I used the Floral Flutter stamp on the inside without the butterflies saving them for the front.
It was a super quick project and I hope you try, it could quite possibly become another addiction for me as it gives ATC's a whole new perspective!

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Details of this months challenge can be found here go on join in the fun, with a chance to win £15 to spend in the shop!

Wishing you a happy day, Sam xxx




8 comments:

  1. This is so cute, I really love it! Elaine x

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  2. Great card, it certainly made me smile. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Sam I'm shocked I thought you were a veggie, poor poor spiders LOL, fantastic idea full of whimsy & beautifully made. xx

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  4. Lol, I am veggie, I don't eat them!! They fill me with terror if they are any larger than a 5p, little ones go back outside to live in the garden with the fairies so I'm not completely evil ;o)xxx

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  5. My cat eats my spiders, she was chasing a monster around the front room last night, it would have made you pee your pants sam....I know I nearly did lol. I love this concept and you have just given me the idea for my Dad's father's day card. I will make him one of these...but not flowery and girly :).

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  6. Smashing easel card Card Sam, x

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  7. This is charming, very original and striking and perfect for the theme!

    Lucy x

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