Bigsby Cookies digi
free holly image from here
tan mulberry paper
dark brown Bazzill paper
Pens & Inks:
Walnut Stain distress ink
Merry Christmas sentiment by Tim Holtz
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.
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.
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.
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.
Karen's Doodles: Fancy Folds (here's hoping an easel card qualifies!)