Thursday, April 12, 2012

Congratulations Penman's - Neighbour Wheel - SUO challenge #42

Our lovely friends the Penman's whom we meet in Canberra some years ago recently posted to Queensland.  They had to move into a DHA house, but a few weeks ago they found their own house to buy and make their own actual home. 

Their girls can now paint the walls in their rooms and hang whatever wherever! It does sound strange to those who've not lived like we have for some time but even the event of wanting to hang a picture comes with the added thought of 'oh no, we might end up having to fill and paint that one."  Let me tell you it's not a way to choose to live for too long.

We've seen some photos but just can't wait to plan a trip to visit them so we can see their new home.

I wanted to make a card to celebrate this fantastic event and it just happened to fit perfectly into the SUO challenge which was to make a congratulations card. The problem was I couldn't decide which style of card I wanted to make the most. A DL size or a smaller square one.  So here's both.
The house images come from one roll of the jumbo wheel - neighbourhood - and I did this in Basic Black ink on the cardboard that backs onto the dsp packs. It's a really thick cardboard and is glossy which gave the final card a nice finish.  I used the 2011-2012 In Colours - Island Indigo, Coral Calypso, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder - markers to colour in the houses, cardstock for the base and a mount and dsp as well. The ribbon is white grosgrain which I attached around the mount for adding it to the card base and then tied a bow which I attached with a glue dot.

To give a little more of a 3D effect I rolled another house which I coloured and then cut out by hand.  It's attached with two dimensionals.  The scallop edge is made using one of the circle punches and then cutting them in half before attaching them.  Lastly on the outside the sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments and stamped in Island Indigo before being pucnhed with the word window. It's also attached with dimensionals. 

For something a little different I cut out two more houses that I'd also coloured and added them to the inside of the card.

The second card - the square one was made the same way as the first, wheel rolled in Basic Black and coloured in the In Colour range.  Then using the 1" square punch I punched the strip in random spots. I needed nine in total so choose the most colourul ones to use.  After laying them all out I attached them to a piece of Pool Party cardstock with my snail which is then stuck onto the Island Indigo card base.  Using a black felt tip marker I freehand drew squares to outline each little picture square.  The sentiment is the same as in the first card only before attaching it with dimensionals I mounted it onto a little piece of Coral Calypso.


I really enjoyed making these cards as I know whichever one I end up choosing it will be well received and treasured for some time to come. 

Enjoy - Julie

Stamp Set/s: Neighbourhood - jumbo wheel
Inks: Basic Black, Island Indigo, Coral Calypso, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder
Cardstock and Paper: DSP backing card in glossy white, Island Indigo, Coral Calypso, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade dsp
Tools & Embellishments: Paper cutter, bone folder, snail adhesive, dimensionals, paper snips, clear block D, word window punch, circle punch, square punch, basic black marker, grosgrain ribbon.

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