Monday, 12 September 2011

Teen Pop Cards

Some of this weeks papers on Free Craft Downloads are Teen pop papers

Normally I would not have chosen purple and green together but picked up on the colour of the stage lights in the decoupage sheet and felt on this occasion the colours went well together.

To make the card I used

A4 sheet of ivory hammer effect card
Music 02 backing paper
singer 01 decoupage 
11cm square of green card
7.5 x 21 cm of purple pearlised backing paper
4 small strips of purple pearlised paper 1/2 cm wide x 8cm long
2 small green brads
2 x 5mm self adhesive gems
double sided adhesive tape
silicone glue
Clear sakura pen

I folded the sheet of card in half to make an A5 size card
the "front" of the card I folded back on itself (so the inside becomes the outside)
To this I stuck the purple pearlised paper (trim edges if necessary)
on the inside of the card I stuck the music backing paper

I cut out and assembled the decoupage sheet then when dry I stuck it to the centre of the green card
using the clear sakura pen I coloured in the lights at the front of the stage and some highlights in the "singers" hair so they sparkle when they catch the light

To make the "flowers" I used 4 small thin strips of purple paper all you need to do to make these is to make a circle with each strip and glue, when dry flatten down
make a hole assemble as shown in picture then make a hole right through the centre of them and use the brad to secure them you could leave them like that but I chose to add a green gem to the centre
These were then stuck to the top and bottom right hand side of the music backing paper

These little flowers look nice made into inexpensive bows for gifts you could make in 2 / 3 different sizes / colours then open out the petals and assemble - larger one on the bottom and smallest one on the top - ideal for using up scraps of paper. They can be made from ribbon as well

The main picture was then stuck down on the left hand side only on the purple pearl paper.

Megans Teen Pop Card

Megan decided she would like to make a card from one of this weeks papers so she used the saxophone player decoupage
She folded the base card in the same way that I did mine then cut out the decoupage sheet and used foam pads to layer it up
Instead of using pearl paper Megan decided to use some purple foam then stuck the decoupage to this
She also decided to use 2 small rectangles of mulberry paper in a mustard colour (to go with the saxophone)
Then on these she stuck two mini mandala images I printed  and she coloured in
On the left hand side she stuck 3 flower peel offs which she coloured the centres in a deep purple
A Happy Birthday peel off was used in the top right corner of the decoupage
Because the front of the card was quite colourful she decided to leave the inside of the card plain