Darling Donkeys Celebrity Squares/University Challenge – YouTube Live Replay. It only struck me as I was writing this post that the squares on this card remind me of either Celebrity Squares or University Challenge. As a child I was convinced that the teams in University Challenge really did sit on top of each other. Anyway, enough of my musings!
The card I made on my YouTube Live on Saturday morning used two Level 1 items from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure. Can you believe there are only 4 weeks left to take advantage of all these FREE items? The items I chose were the Darling Donkeys Stamp Set and the Flower & Field Patterned Paper. To be perfectly honest, I was not a huge fan of the paper to start with, but there are actually some really fantastic patterns to chose from.
I stamped each of the Donkey images in Tuxedo Black before colouring with Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cutting. I trimmed the bottom of each of the Donkeys as it was only their head and shoulders that would show. For the windows I die cut some Scalloped Squares from Just Jade card and stuck them to the Bumblebee paper. I added the adhesive very close to the edges of the squares because I knew I was going to die cut the centres away to form the window.
I added a small amount of adhesive to the bottom of each of the Donkeys before sticking them to the back of the Bumblebee paper. Although I knew I was going to add Black Dimensionals to the back of the Donkey heads, I didn’t do this until AFTER adding the Bumblebee paper to the Black and Jade Paper. It is MUCH easier to only worry about getting the paper lined up properly, without having to worry about Dimensionals too.
For the sentiments I used Versamark on Basic Black and heat embossed in White. Once these were punched out, I added them with more Black Dimensionals. The final steps were to add the papers to a Just Jade Card Base and then add another Donkey to the inside of the card, on the White Liner. It is a fun addition to have a surprise element on the inside of the card.
That’s it! All finished, but remember you could use different images, circles instead of squares, so many options for this style of card. But the most important thing is to have FUN!
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-3/8 x 3-5/8” (14 x 9.6cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5 x 3-3/4″
Nail Varnish Colours
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