Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Monday, April 4, 2011

To make you smile.

Over at the Bah! Humbug! site this week we are challenged to make a card that will make you giggle, or at least smile, with the option of adding a touch of tatan to the design. So I have used my 'Twelve days of Christmas' set of clear stamps by Penny Black. These are such fun images. I love the swan with her rubber ring to keep her afloat, the dancing hedgehog, and the calling bird with her mobile in hand. But I know from past experience that the collection is just too big to fit them all on even an A5 card, so I tried to choose just one.

In the end I decided to feature 'twelve drummers drumming', as I have a son who is a drummer in a heavy metal band. But I then had a go at printing all the others with stazon, onto frosted shrink plastic and colouring them with pencils, making a set of tiny tiles that I used to edge the card. Some of the detail in the images is difficult to see in the photos, but whoever gets this card at Christmas will be able to see them just fine.

I managed to find a piece of tartan paper to layer the drummer on, and a small red and green bow just finished it off.

It's not the best card I have made, but I think it turned out OK so I am entering it in the Bah! Humbug! Challenge 13 - which you will find here.


Ann said...

wow Kate what a lot of work went into this - all those tiles so beautifully done. I enlarged to get a closer look and couldn't believe the detail. Just gorgeous.
This is a stamp set that has been on my wish list for some time and I want it even more now. Love the drummer. So cool.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Sandra said...

Wow, what a fab set of stamps! Lovely card. Sandra

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

I love these stamps, and you have just gave me an idea on how to use mine..
It certainly made me smile.
Thanks for sharing
Kelly xx

Rita said...

Oh Kate ,your card is Brilliant. I love these stamps. Hugs Rita xx

Aquarius said...

What a wonderful set of stamps for amusing seasonal cards. Well done for incorporating all of them in your great card

Valerie said...

Not seen these stamps before Kate but you have made a great card with them. Love the images!
Val x

fatmonica said...

Fabulous card-what a great set of stamps-they've gone straight on my wish list!