I dare not ask if you are keeping cool. I live in Michigan and winter will sneek up on us like the flu on a Kindergarten teacher. lol I just crank up the air and keep my mouth shut. My prayers go out to those who are dealing with the fires, storms and anyone who is having a difficult time in the heat. This too shall pass.
Today, I have the honor, pleasure and sincere joy (*doing the happy dance*) of sharing with you one of a series of creations that I have created as the Guest DT over on Jackson's Digital Expressions. I love JDE's artwork, because they stir up so many wonderful memories of my childhood.
JDE kicks off their new release images this month and they are starting with an image called "Bridge Ladies." This is a fun image that illustrators what happens when a group of the girls get together to play a game of cards. Immediately when I saw this image, I thought about the fact that my mother never allowed us to play cards...only UNO. To this day, the only card game I know how to play is UNO. :-)
A big THANK YOU to JDE's team for allowing me to play along with them.
Okay, enough chatter...here's my creation...
|Close up of Bridge Ladies image|
|Front of gift box|
|Inside of gift box|
I decided to make a gift box using this image, so that I could showcase a project. I believe this shows how versatile the image can be and hopefully it will inspire you to think outside-of-the-box. (pun kind of intended) Okay, I must say that I am often plagued by "bright ideas;" however, when I try to execute them they don't always turn out as planned. I was glad that this idea exceeded my plan.
I knew I wanted a box that would hold a deck of cards. Therefore, I started out with the measurements of the deck of cards 21/2" x 31/2" and decided that I wanted the sides to be 1" high with an extra 1/4" to adhere it to the case. I used my Spellbinder's Label #17 to cut a window in the box. The "case" for the card deck was created by taking a 8" x 6" piece of cardstock and scoring it at 31/2", 4"(valley score) and 41/2".
I cut the image out and matted it on orange and purple cardstock from my stash. I used Spellbinder's Circle and Circle eyelet diecuts for the matting. I also layered on some dp and orange cardstock on the front of the box. The color scheme was inspired by Mardi Gras colors. The banner was cut out using my Cricut and I used my sticker stash (which I almost never use) and layered on some funky black and silver letters and some fun cards. On the inside of the box, I added some more card stickers and added a pencil and pad to keep score. Walah! This is my card "Card Box" project.
Now, Jackson's Digital will be having a new release party all month long so you don't want to miss it. You can head over and check out what's going on by clicking here. Tell them Candy sent you!
Thanks for looking and commenting.
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Now get to creating...
Remember: There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportuntiies for creativity!