Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cookie Card

Bigsby's Cookies


Technique:  Papercraft

Images:
Bigsby Cookies digi
free holly image from here

Papers:
tan mulberry paper
dark brown Bazzill paper

Pens & Inks:
Copic Markers
Walnut Stain distress ink

Other:
Merry Christmas sentiment by Tim Holtz
glitter glue

When I checked what the challenge was at Karen's Doodles this week I could have sworn black and blue it was was to make a shaped card, and as I had never tried making one, I was so eager to participate.  LOL when I actually went to enter the card, it turns out the challenge was actually for Fancy Folds, yeah it's really been that kind of week!  Anyway...

I won three digi's for participating in their challenge recently and chose the cute little Bigsby eating Santa's cookies, and I had it in my head to do a round cookie shaped card.  I am not sure that what was in my head translated to paper, but this is the adventure I had!

First came the round card.  I don't have a round die set yet, so I used my trusty Fiskars template.  I cut a 4.5" x 9" piece of dark brown card and scored it in half, then slipped the template over the top, making sure that the top edge was not being sliced so it formed the fold.  I can tell you the very next thing I invest in will be a set of circle dies!




I wanted to make an easel card, so I cut another circle from the same card that would form the top.  To give the impression that a bite had been taken out of it, I used a scalloped circle die to form a chomp mark.


Bigsby's Cookies


The circle with the bite mark is then adhered to the base card. You could put the bite mark anywhere, but I aligned it near the top so that when it was open it had a cute little outline.


Bigsby's Cookies


The "cookie" that Bigsby is on is a circle cut from a sheet of tan coloured mulberry paper. The texture was just perfect for a cookie. I repeated the bite marks and distressed the edges with a paper distressing tool, and brushed over the edges and the raised parts of the paper with walnut stain ink.


Bigsby's Cookies


The bottom plate, well I was actually going for a plate! Using a free holly image I found, and Microsoft Word, I created a dotted circle and surrounded it with holly. When it was cut out I thought it reasonably resembled the plate that Karen had drawn in the original digi. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from Tim Holtz Mini Holiday stamp set. I printed Bigsby twice, and used just the cookies to form the prop for the easel.


 

A little bit of glitter glue on the holly berries and Bigsby's Cookies was done.



Bigsby's Cookies


Challenges:
Karen's Doodles: Fancy Folds (here's hoping an easel card qualifies!)
Pollycraft:  Distressing

8 comments:

  1. What an absolutely precious card! I love the bites out of the cookie...very creative and I might have to use that in the future:)! The texture of the cookie looks so real and perfect. Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week, good luck and hope to see you again for the next challenge.

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  2. Oh this is absolutely adoreable, just love the idea of making the card into a cookie. Bigsby is looking real cute there! Great work :)

    Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles this week :)

    Elaine ♥

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  3. Oh WOW how this brought a smile to my face! It is absolutely brilliant! I love it! Judy x

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  4. ooooooo morgan this is so sweet just beautiful.
    like that idea what you did with that cookie.
    great and beautiful card.

    greetings karin

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  5. Very funny, clever and cute! Love it to bits!

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  6. This is just stunning!! Very me as I can never resist a lovely cookie..hehe! What a great idea!xx

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  7. What a cute card! Love that you gave a little tutorial because now I have a clue on how to do it too. Great card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Karen's Doodles! Hope you will return again soon!

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  8. wonderful.. Thanks so much for joining us at Karen's Doodles!

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