Friday, 3 October 2014

Rocking Santa ... for CHNC 196 - make it colourful

Evening Everyone,

I've been playing with the Cuttlebug and circle dies and this wee rocker card is the result which, as it is colourful, I'm hurrying to submit to Hazel's Christmas Challenge.
Here's how it was made:

1. I began by cutting a circle out of red Papermania Textured Cardstock, using the largest die in the X-Cut Nesting Circles set.

2. I laid the die on to the polka dot patterned paper, old stash from BoBunny Silver & Gold Collection, and traced round the inside with a pencil then cut out the circle. 

3. The edges of the circle of patterned paper was inked with Rangers distress ink, Festive Berries, not that it shows up very clearly in the photo. 

4. The polka dot paper was adhered to the circle of red card which was then folded in half to form the rocker shape. A bone folder was used to create a crisp fold.

5. To add a bit of sparkle I edged the polka dot paper with Platinum Stickles.

6. Finally, I got to use some NBUS (never before used stuff), the Santa and greeting toppers, from Docrafts Noel Chipboard Shapes, which were carefully adhered to the rocker card base to maintain the balance ... too much weight either side would ruin the rocking motion - if you see what I mean. 

The rocker shape card made a nice change from all the basic shapes I usually make. And the bonus is that it's a shape small children will enjoy playing with ... I may make a few more. There's plenty more of those chipboard shapes tucked away in my crafty staff ... they really need to be used up. For some inexplicable reason I rarely find a use for them.

I'm also entering this for Hazel's other challenge - CHNC Challenge Extra for October 2014 - where anything goes as long as it's Christmas.

Many thanks for taking the time to look ... any comments are most welcome. Wishing you all a very happy weekend.

Happy Crafting,


Anne said...

Love this card Elizabeth. x

Hazel said...

Got your card in with plenty of time to spare, Elizabeth - lol. It's always good to see you, whatever time it is. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Jackie said...

Very cute card :o)
Jackie xx

Liz said...

Brilliant design! Such a lovely, fun card. xx

Jacee said...

Lovely design Elizabeth, what a great santa!
hugs jacee
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Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Elizabeth,
That is adorable card. A rocking card? a great idea. thanks for shairng.
Have a wonderful day.
Bobbie Lynn

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card!

Sarn said...

Popped in to see your original rocker card from your link to the SNIPPETS PLAYGROUND versions.

This one is terrific (as are the others) xxx

Di said...

Oh how funny my friend! I just spent ages here working out how to do this, wrote up my post and hopped over here to link you and give credit as the place I first saw the idea - and here are all the things I'd had to fathom out!! :)

Still laughing :))


Di xx

Helen said...

Beautiful project.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x