Friday, 20 August 2010

Perky Pig Treat Cup Card

This is one of the cards Joanne designed for us to make at our August SU! Stamper's Ten Make & Take evening. It's quite a time consuming card to make so I only got this one made. I'm hoping to make the other, more simple card, later on. That pig is so sweet! Joanne named him Perky, a very fitting name!

We used Bashful Blue CS to make the A6 sized card but covered the front with a piece of Whisper White CS we'd added a sky background to. We made the sky background using a cloud template - a few overlapping punched out circles attached to a piece of CS - and then we sponged Bashful Blue ink around the template, moving the template around the CS as we went. The grass was made with torn strips of Garden Green CS. We used Nestie circle dies to cut the apertures. The pig was made with Nestie circle die cuts, various sized circle punches and for the trotters we used a small heart punch and the ears were made using the wing from the Two Step Bird punch. To make the curly tail, we drew a spiral on a punched out circle and then cut out the spiral. For the smiley mouth we used a 3/4" circle punch and punched just part way into some black CS and then punched again with a 1/2" circle punch. We edged all the Pretty In Pink shapes with Pretty In Pink ink to add some definition.

The 'for you' was stamped onto a Round Tab punched shape and the tab was then glued to a square of Pretty In Pink CS. We glued the black panel to the card front on three sides only so that we could then slide the pink tabbed panel behind the treat cup. This way the recipient can get to the goodies inside the cup by sliding out the tab and without ripping the card apart. I bought some fruit Mentos sweets and just put some pink ones inside my treat cup. My neighbour Kath is absolutely mad about pigs. Her cute granddaughter always visits on Sundays so I'm going to give this card to Kath so she can give it to Georgie. I've got more of the sweeties so granny can keep filling up the treat cup too!

Stamps: SU! Pocket Silhouettes & Occasional Greetings sets
CS: SU! Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Garden Green, Pretty In Pink & Basic Black
Ink: SU! Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue & Garden Green
Tools: Circle Nestabilities dies, various sized circle punches, SU! small heart punch, SU! Two Step Bird punch, SU! Round Tab punch, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Sweet Treat Cup, SU! Sticky Strip red liner tape


1 comment:

Diane Jaquay said...

How cute and clever is this!!!