Monday, 28 February 2011

Birthday card

I had to make a card for my great nephew, so I thought I would use the 3 squares for the Less is More challenge, I think it's OK, but I know there are lessons and hints to be learned so here it is.  It may be too fussy for a CAS card.
I have made squares out of shapes in PS and backed them with Summer Driggs Sweetcake papers, I then printed and cut them out, Stickled them, tried them in all shapes then decided, by accident after speaking to SIL about the card, on cutting them interconnecting.  I then arranged the text on the card hoping to get it at the right angle, I was glad I hadn't stuck the squares together before printing the text, it's only just in the middle of the squares, I then 3d the cupcake and stickled.

40 comments:

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

What a great idea Faith! Love it.

Thank you so much for your very kind comments on my blog, esp about my House Mouse cards! xxx

Hugs, Sandra

Craftilicious said...

I love your take on this challenge - different to a lot of the other squares! What a fun card for a kid!

Chrissie said...

I love how you have interlinked these cards... super idea and very original!
I don't think that it's too fussy for a CAS card at all.. if i were to make any suggestion at all it would be to have the cake just a tad higher, but I think it's just great!
Thanks for joining us once more and see you next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

I meant interlinked the squares not cards... but I'm sure you knew what I meant!!!!!
Chrissie

Faye said...

What a wonderful idea to interlock the squares! I don't recall seeing any other post that had that done. Very clever and you carried off the theme very beautifully, Faith.

Mandi said...

Yur card is super! I lvoe the square frames linked like that!
Great CAS

Thank you again Faith,
mandi
"Less is More"

Sue said...

I love your card. I like how you have interlinked the squares and the colours used are just perfect.

lindyloo said...

wow love the interliked squares super idea linda x

Sue said...

oh wow i love this card , what a fabulous idea:)

sue
xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow what a lovely card and I love how you have used your squares.....

Anne

Joan said...

What a great card, such a brilliant idea to interlink the squares.

butlersabroad said...

Another brilliant idea for the three squares! I've seem some amazing ideas this week. Love the colours and the little sentiments inside each square. I think Chrissie is right, move the cake up a little so there's some white space beneath it. Love this though.

Hugs
Brenda

Babs said...

what a fab card, as chrissie said i also think its a good idea how you interlinked those sqs, cute cupcake and fab papers...

Babs x

Kathleen said...

Such a great idea and totally different. Great card and great colours.

Kath x

Christine B. said...

Fabulous card and idea to interlink the squares. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. Hugs x ChrisB

Sharon said...

This is a very clever use of the three squares. I love it!!

Lynne said...

What a brilliant idea. Very clever. Another of those `why didn`t I think of that` cards.
Lynne xxx

kingstonmama said...

What a fun card. It was a clever idea to interlink the squares. I love it!

Sharon said...

Your idea is brilliant! Such an original design and it worked out so well too. love it.
Sharon xx

Fiona said...

Brilliant interpretation of the challenge.

Susan said...

What a cute idea ...and a brillant card!

Suze Bain said...

What a great idea Faith, I'm sure Alfie will love it (but he'll love a real cupcake more, Lol!)

jillyscreations said...

Brilliant I think this card is just perfect

C said...

Very clever design

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great idea to link those 'frames' like that.

Loli said...

Hello Faith A,a really, really original squares card, very clever design, i love it.
Thank you for visit my blog and leave a comment.
Hugs from Palma de Mallorca

Gina said...

I love the originality of this and its a super card for a 3 year old. Excellent.
Gina x

Wishcraft said...

Love your interlinked squares, such a great idea! Fab colours too :o) Lisa x

stempelplatz said...

Such a cute card for your little nephew!

Bianca

Kellylouj said...

lovely card i really need to get cracking on this challenge i missed last weeks x

Bron C said...

Wow! What a great interpretation of the challenge! LOVE IT!

Jo said...

I love your card, what a clever way of using the squares. Great colours too, I'm sure Alfie will love it. Jo x

Aileen said...

This is brilliant Faith, linking the squares is inspired! Thanks for all your kind comments on my blog too. Hope Alfie has a great day. x

JeNjOy said...

Love the interlinking idea, thanks for my comment.
jenjoy x

Laura said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! LOVE this card, great idea!

shobanarravi said...

What a clever way to place the squares! :) Awesome take on the challenge and so innovative!

Zoechaos said...

Clever card! like your style. Thank you for visiting my little place and leaving your lovely comment. XOXO Zoe

Shirley-anne said...

I think I am a carnation flower ...don't know why just how I feel.
Love your take on 3 squares creating a beautiful card.

ding said...

Excellent card! love it!!
Diane x

Linby said...

Oh - I missed this one last week-very clever and cute card.
Linbyx