Thursday, 24 March 2011

Shaped Card

Morning everyone.  Today I thought I'd share a card with you that I made using the Grand Nestabilities Labels One die and the Grand Calibur machine. (I must say that I am soooooooo pleased that I went ahead and bought the Grand Calibur!!  The only drawback is that it doesn't take thick dies but as I don't tend to use these very much anyway it isn't really a drawback for me.)

For this card I used the largest Labels One Grand die and then folded it in half to achieve my base card.  I was then able to emboss the top two thirds of the card using the Cuttlebug's Daisy Pattern folder by opening the card out flat and positioning the folder exactly where I wanted it and running it through the Grand Calibur - you just cannot do this with the Cuttlbug machine as it is too small.

Next I stamped a piece of teal bazzill cardstock using one of my flourish stamps (Fancy Flourishes) then used that same size Labels One die to cut it. I trimmed it down and stuck it to the base of the card and used one of the shaped bits (left over from die-cutting the panel) for the top of the card. 

The wording was stamped with black ink (taken from my Fancy Flourishes stamp sheet).  The girl is by Wild Rose Studio (Ava with Present) and was stamped with black Memento and coloured with Copics.

All materials used came from The Glitter Pot including the Grand Calibur.  Hope you like it!!

9 comments:

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Great use of your GC machine Kay. Love the shaped card.
Hugs, Sandra

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Kay, That's a very pretty card, I love that particular shade of teal. I hope you're having a wonderful time in this fab weather we're having, I love it, cheers me up no end:0) xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Kay, it has really worked well and I love the colours.
Hope you are ok.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

The Little Stamper said...

Lovely card Kay and I like the idea of using the folded Grand Calibur die to make the card base - it's really effective!

I reckon it won't be too long before I give in to temptation as far as the Grand Calibur goes!!

Sharon xx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Kay. I'd love GC ,but its out of the question I'm afraid. Hugs Rita xxx

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kay, hope you're well. thanks for popping over to my blog and your lovely comments. Your card is really lovely and I must say I succumbed to buying a Grand Cal. Love it. Cannot wait to see more of your use with it. Lovely ideas. Keep well love to Mum and Dad.`Hugs JO.xxx

lisa said...

I'm glad you're pleased with your GC, Kay. The huge dies look gorgeous and they certainly make lovely shaped cards. I managed to track some larger dies down that still fit in the cuttlebug so I'm being a cheapskate and sticking with my bug at the minute.
I love the colours you've used too and the embossed background is beautiful.
Hope all is well with you.
Hugs Lisax

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Kay, love the shape and gorgeous colours!
Clairex

Debbie Dolphin said...

Hiya Kay
Great to see what you are doing with your GC. Im toying with getting one but also hanging on for the new cuttlebug!!! Oh decisions!!!lol Love your card and image is a cutey.
Hope you are well xxx
love Debbie xxxx