Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cardz 4 Guyz Ch# 193

New challenge starts today at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Ch# 193 World Book Day 

My Design Team Project

Shaped Card with Book Stack from Silhouette Store

I loved the idea of this cut file, but didn't like how the pieces fit together. 
So I did a little customizing. 
Instead of cutting out the thin borders to represent the book cover 
(I hate tiny or thin pieces), I welded a rectangle to the book cover frame 
and made it one solid piece. Then I cut strips of white paper, rounded the corners 
on one side, and adhered the pages on top of the binder color. 
Much easier to work with as far as paper piecing.   

I also thought the background was a little boring.
To liven that up a bit, I sliced the card base down the fold line. 
Took the front of the card and created 2 internal shadows. 
One for the inside to write your message which I cut out in white. 
And one for the outside which I cut out in pattern paper. 

One last upgrade... the pages were boring. 
I decided to add some fun words here to represent the 
kind of books someone may be reading. 
I typed in some words with different fonts, 
squished the letters together until they overlapped a little, 
and welded that so the entire word would cut out as one piece. 
Tada! I'm very happy with the results.

Stampin' Up! supplies:
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, 
Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake
Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals
Designer Series Paper: Wood Textures

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  1. Awesome card!! Very creative!
    Have a great day!

  2. Hi Janis this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Great customization! That's so much fun to do, and your card turned out fantastic! ♡


  4. I love your card Janis. I need to get my cricut out and use it a bit more. You are inspiring me.

    Love Dawn x

  5. This is so fabulous!! I love the book design and your customization of it!! It's beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. So CUTE and Creative! Like how you changed it up to suit your design needs! :)