Thursday, 2 February 2012

Unstampabelles February Challenge - The Dragon

3rd February 2012

This card has been made for the DT Unstampabelles February Challenge.
The requirements are: Recycle, Eco Craft, Frugal and bonus technique of paper beads.

February's challenge is sponsored by:

Cardmaking Online has been running for two years and offers a large range of card making products, including Parchment Craft, European style card making, card stitching, 3D Decoupage, embossing folders and dies, Hobbyjournaal magazine, cardstock, peel-off stickers and more. you can go to Cardmaking Online by clicking on the link below.

This is the prize on offer for the winner of this months challenge at Unstampabelles.

For my base card I used Kraft card by Stampin Up which I edged with Distress ink Vintage Photo, it gives the effect of another layer without the actual layer.

The blue layer is a scrap of blue metallic gift wrap.
The brown layer is packing paper used in my Stampin Up orders, I embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder, then used Distress embossing ink over the embossed image, then clear embossing powder, I repeated the ink, emboss 4 times, my aim was to create something which might look like dragon scales /skin.
the striped card behind the punched dragon and the sentiment, is from a box of chocolates.

The dragon is punched out of a scrap of blue bazzil card as is the backing for the peel off sentiment.

My first attempt at making paper beads wasn't a total disaster, (I googled paper beads, and came up with heaps of tutorials and videos to show me how to do them)  I used normal 80gsm printer / copier paper, which was trimmed off the insert for another card, and then inked them with distress inks when finished.

I can honestly say this card is recycle personified. it's basic, frugal and oh so scrappy! lol

I'm really pleased with my ability to meet the requirements, I don't usually do 'frugal' cards
It looks a bit bowed in the photo due to it being a tent fold card. sorry about my lousy photography!

Pop over to Unstampabelles challenges and have a go!, you might even win yourself some goodies, and you gotta be in it to win it!
Happy Crafting



JanR said...

You sure rocked the challenge. Great card!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love that dragon and the paper beads, they look amazing, I must try this out.

PS. thanks for your comment on my card