Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tire Swing Tent Card

 My good friend Georgiana is a very proud member of the Die Cuttin' Divas design team and she asked me to be a guest designer for today's "kid challenge."
This tent fold card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". The adorable card front cut out measures 4" (from Preserves).  The card front layer is a wood grain paper from DCWV's Green Stack.

The terrific branch is from Serenade and I sized it (and the leaves) to 4 1/4" wide so it will extend beyond the card mat. The leaves are inked with green ink and attached to pop dots. I strung the tire swing to the branch with some craft string... it needed something else, so I also tied some in a bow and hot glued it to the top.

I added gel pen doodling all over this card... no rhyme or reason, I just added them where I thought they'd look good.  The button is adorable, I tied some more of the craft string to the center to match the rope for the tire swing.

The tire is made up of a series of circle from Plantin Schoolbook.  The black tire measures 2 1/2" and 2 1/8" and the white wall line measures 2" and 1 5/8". The adorable little boy (from Everyday Paper Dolls) is 3 1/2".

I finished off the back of the little boy too, I cut two of all his clothes so that if the tire swing got turned around, it would still look good. I cut the little boy in half (he didn't feel a thing) so I could attach him as though he is sitting on the tire. I used some scrap cloud paper to finish up the inside of the card.

Here you can see how the card stands on it's own.  The way the card is folded, it will flatten out to fit into a standard A2 envelope.  I'm not sure where you'd write on this card, but it was too cute not to make it!! Once I had the idea of this card, I just HAD to make it! :)

Please head over to Die Cuttin' Diva's and enter the "kid challenge."

Challenge:
(everything except the card base is from my scrap bin)
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15 comments:

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

This is so cute!! You should enter it into Crafty Sprouts challenge, she has a tent card challenge that ends on thursday. This is super cute, love how the tire actually swings!!
Kristan

teachdanz said...

you are so creative!! this is absolutely amazing and I am sure you will be inspiring a lot of us with this cute idea:-)

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh! This is just awesome!!!
I've never made a tent card. Will have to give this a try. :)

Emily said...

This is so adorable!! Great idea :)

Staying Crafty said...

Totally adorable and original! You did am amazing job :)

Kim said...

So Cute! I just love this card! It's fun and one that you can display too:) I think you could write a message on the back of the card.
~Kim

Adrian said...

super duper job!

Karen said...

This card is so awesome! I love it! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Mary3Mom said...

Absolutely adorable Cheryl! What a great idea and fantastic job!

Mary

callyannc said...

Why can't I be as talented as you!!!! This is absolutely my favorite card I have seen since I started Blogging a month and a half ago! I love this! Thank you for sharing! Callyann
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

janner said...

I've never seen anything like that. All I can say is WOW!!!!! You are so talented.

Pat N. said...

Wow, Cheryl. This is fantastic! You did a wonderful job with this tent card and the little boy really does look like he's sitting in the tire swing!! Just terrific!--Pat N.

Sherrie K. said...

Wowzers...this is awesome! Love this style card. Gotta try making one of these~super cute! Thanks for the inspiration:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Erika Valdez said...

OH WOW this is fabulous!! I was floored when I saw it!! It is soo super cute and all the details are perfect!! Thanks for joining us this week for our Pop up a Tent Card Challenge!!

Lots of Love,
Erika

~Laurie said...

Fabulous card and super cute too! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with Super Scrap Saturday challenge over on Hiding in My Craft Room!

~Laurie
www.hidinginmycraftroom.com