Friday 11 July 2014

DT Inspiration for SDD

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A very good morning to you all.  It's my turn to host the Inspiration blog over at Stamping Dragon Designs today.   It's my first time as host so please pop over and leave me an encouraging word or two :) our current July challenge is easel cards which you can enter here

This week I needed to make a much needed 'Man's card for my Step Dad who is 65 today.  He's not really into sports, he hasn't really got any hobbies as such apart from reading.  I've bought him a book by Stephen King called Mr Mercedes and wanted my card to cover the book in some way.  So I got to browsing the SDD store and came across the perfect image.......

I chose Rupert's Car and I wanted to make my card match the book cover as it's got a striking feature that you'll see further down.  I then picked out some papers called 'Good Friends Papers' as they were such a good colour match.

I had no template or pattern to work from, I literally created this out of 2 pieces of A3 card, my ruler and pencil and some glue!  It's just a basic box but a big box :) with a twist.  Read on to find out more........

The Front of the book card....

I've coloured Rupert and His car with my Spectrum Noir markers and matted it onto co-ordinating card stock, used a single printed sheet from the Good friends papers, added ribbon, gems and a tag die from Die'sire and I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink.

As you can see I have kept to the monthly theme of Easel Cards, and added a row of gems for the stand.  The gems were clear gems that I bought from the 99p shop (around 200 per sheet) and coloured them with my markers so that they matched the colours on the card perfectly.

This shows the box from the side.  I've made it into a book shaped box, by rounding off the one edge to look like the book binding and by using my markers in straight lines around the other three edges to look like the pages.

This image shows the inside of the box, when the 'Front Cover' is opened up, and the hard back copy of the Stephen King book sitting snuggly in place.  As you can see it has that beautiful blue amongst all of the greys that I had to use on the front of the box

I've used the inside of the cover to add my printed Birthday greeting but I haven't shown it here as that is personal :)

I've decorated the inside of the box with a co-ordinating paper from the set which has blue tones and compliments the rest of the colours I've used.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations challenge #99
Bearly Mine July challenge
Craft Challenge #267 Inspired by a Book

Thanks for looking xx


  1. Hi Kerry hoping on over to view your fabulous blog hun fabulous project great idea love it hun hugs Judith xxx Would also love it if you popped on over my blog have a great day xxx

  2. This is so adorable, Kerry! Terrific easel card and how perfect to match it to the book. :-D

  3. what a great and gorgeous boxcard Kerry.
    Gr Karin

  4. Fantastic Kerry. Very clever x

  5. This is a fabulous book card, such a clever design.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this month.

  6. Great box for the book and love the easel card on the cover,great male image and B.paper -thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  7. Fabulous project! I'll bet he'll love it, :D. Thank you for joining Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

  8. What a clever idea - a great card too.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.

    Helen x