Sunday 24 June 2012

BMX Billy

What is going on with the weather?! one minute it's chucking it down, the next, the sun is cracking the flags. My poor hubby is in the process of building a Gazebo over part of the patio, so that in the summer I can sit out there with the kids (if we ever get a summer LOL!), and since he started it a couple of weeks ago it has done nothing but rain (maybe it's his fault the weather is so bad, maybe
he'sjinxed us by building the gazebo LOL!)

Anyway I have a couple of cards to show you using a new set of kits from the Clipart Fairy called
BMX Billy, another great set for all those boy cards you need to make.

 This is an A5 car, using papers, letters, and a topper from different kits in the collection.

Papers - BMX Billy Kit,
Square frame topper and sentiment circle - BMX Billy Square Card panel kit
Card candi - stash
Grosgrain ribbon - Meiflower

I used the Make me a topper kit for this card, in my graphics software I opened up an A4 page, then re-sized the topper until it was 14.5cms wide, re-sized the green paper to about 15cms square and made the tag. Once printed I roughly cut out the scalloped circle and used double sided tape to attach a couple of the scallops on the left hand side to the square (make sure to choose the correct scallops so that the image is the right way up), I then cut around the scallops, through both layers, to make my card shape. I punched a couple of holes on the left hand side, threaded cord through the holes and buttonholes and tied in a knot. The tag has another button attached to the front and is fixed to the card with a small foam pad. I printed a second Billy and used foam pads to fix him to the front of the card.
Gingham buttons and cord - Meiflower

Finally an easel card. Once again I made my topper up in my graphics software, printed it out and then layered up the letters of BOY and also Billy. The letters all overlap each other, so I added the Y first using a single layer of foam pads on the right hand side only and a little bit of tacky glue on the left, so that it sticks out at an angle, I repeated the process with the other two letters but used a double layer of foam pads down the right hand side. After attaching the stopper with a double layer of foam pads down the centre I fixed a couple of buttons in place each side, again with foam pads, then wrapped a double loop of cord between the two buttons, crossing over in the centre.

BMX Billy Kit,  and Alpha Set
Gingham buttons and cord - Meiflower.

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That's it from me for today, off to colour in Teddy Bo now ready for the start of our new challenge on Tuesday.
See you then,

Colette xx

1 comment:

Doreen said...

Fantastic cards,love the images and fab