Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hope- new McMahon Five Designs BCA freebie

 I have Blog candy HERE- it ends tonight- I will be home from work ~ 9PM EST, so By 10 PM.....

  I have been inspired to make cards for Breast Cancer Awareness this month. McMahon Five Designs   new BCA freebie is released today, so I used it for my card.

   Such a fun image, isn't it???  You can find it HERE in the McMahon Five Designs store in the Breast Cancer charity. I used Mountain Rose cardstock- love the color and ohhh so shimmery- it is one of my absolute favorite cardstocks.....!!!  For the next layer- I want to show you a sewing tip- you can use your straight edge punches around curves- just like you are sewing in a sleeve or around a neck line.......
  First, I drew a circle for my Sketch from Card Patterns:
 Yes, I traced around the masking tape and cut out the DSP.......

Next, I punched out the straight edged punch. I liked how this design goes with the tail of the bird:
 This will go around the circle......seriously.......
 How you ask???

 Cut notches in the edging of the punch- come up to ~ 1/8 inch from the decorative edge.  Notice the Rt end of the punched strip......if the punch is wider, you will want the notches wider on the bottom too, so the punch will curve smoother- so can you see the difference between the notches on the Rt and Lt end???
 Next is the test.......you may need to practice a few times if this is new to you.......
 Sorry the picture is a bit blurry- I have applied tape to the bottom side of the edge of my circle, and have started slowly easing the punched edge to it.

 There you go- what do you think???

 Next, I colored my image with Copics and added shimmer with a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.  The bird die is a Tim Holtz and is cut out of more pink cardstock- love the pink and the Kraft colored cardstock together! The cardstock is Safari Brown and it is texturized in columns- looks awesome IRL as a birdcage too....... I added some pearls to the birdcage and added a row of Cluny lace with a Zig Zag. 
  I added pink silk ribbon and more lace to the side with a Zig Zag stitch and added more pearls.  I added one more little embellishment- I made a decorated Pretty as we call it in the Technique Junkies- that is the flower which is colored with Pink Copic markers.

  My tutorial showing a straight edge punch as the outer border of a card is HERE.
The technique also works with lace- that tutorial is HERE

If you would like to see more samples- the technique was the Monday Technique on Splitcoaststampers- you can look at the technique gallery TLC320 for more inspiration HERE

For basic information regarding sewing on cards, HERE is that tutorial.

Challenges for today:
Card Patterns- Sketch 138
Craft your passion- Kraft
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet- anything goes
Outlaws- greeting challenge- Pink Awareness
Scrappy Frog- something that flies
ODBD- Geometric shapes
Clearly Inspired- Pink
Frosted Designs- Friday- use fancy trim- I have Cluny lace and the altered punched trim
Inspire Me Fridays-anything goes
Paper Cutz- Pink for BCA

Thanks for stopping by!


Sharon said...

A beautiful card for a good cause Shelly! Gorgeous bird and birdcage!

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW Shelly! First of all I love your pretty card. Great image and the birdcage is just great.
Why didn't I think of this (about the punch and going around in a circle)! It works on fabric so why not on paper! Duh! Thanks for the instructions and inspiration!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Shelly! I love the papers and how you used the punched border! Great tip! Thanks for playing along at Card Patterns this week!

Holly Iossa (Homeschool Homestead) said...

Thanks for the how to. Love the idea of using the punch around the circle. Beautiful card.

Sharon said...

How beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial on how to do the punch going around a circle. And thank you for sharing your card with us at Paper Cutz Challenge!!! :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow Shelly this is fabulous!! Love what you have done here, and how you have added the tutorial to your post.
Must out that Time Holtz die on my Christmas list ;-)

Anonymous said...

You know it's great to get a reminder how to do somthing that you haven't done in a long time...so having said that I'm going to go have to find something straight and use it on a curve, lol

Karli said...

beautiful card Shelly :) That image is so clever- simple, unique, and fantastic! I love your tip too- I don't sew so I wouldn't have thought of that. Hugs~

Joan Ervin said...

Your little bird and cage are just tooo cute, Shelly, and I love your punched border... that's such a great technique!!!

Gina Lindsay said...

This is just so pretty. I love it.

Laura said...

Oh shelly this is a lovely card. cute bird and cage.TFS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how Pretty!! I just love all the texture and your different layering. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!

Chrissy D said...

VERY pretty Shelly!

Kathy D. said...

What a great card. Like how you made the bird cage. What a cute bird too.

Thanks for going "pink" with us at www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com
Hope to see you on Nov 4th when the new challenge is posted.

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great idea! I wondered how it was done! TFS.
Gorgeous work Shelly!
hugs Lynn

NancyD said...

Great card. Love the lacy edge. Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Cutz. NancyD

Tracy said...

Your card is so pretty Shelly! I really appreciate the tip too. That will come in handy. :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cage using idea in a paper card!!!The birdcage is just great...Keep up your talented work!!
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Anonymous said...

Truly beautiful.Pretty colour and perfect combination with the die and image.Thanks for the tip too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x