Monday, 21 April 2008

Birthday Dottie

My friend's birthday was the perfect excuse (not that I needed one) to use the Birthday Dottie download created by Lou and available in the Fun Time Set from Charmed Cards and Crafts.

To make this card, I:
* printed Dottie out, coloured her in using my new watercolour pencils, cut her out and stuck her onto some red paper before cutting round her again.
* used 2 contrasting patterned papers for the background and stuck Dottie on top using foam pads. My friend likes peel-offs so I coloured a birthday greeting with permanent pens to make it red and added this to the card.
* tried a technique I had seen on Create and Craft using acetate to create a dome. It worked (yippee, meant I didn't have to re-do the card) and I used ribbon down either side of it adding yellow eyeletts on the four corners. (You can see the curve of the dome in these next 2 photos.)




I made a box for it to help protect the acetate, but forgot to photograph that before sealing the jiffy bag I put it in (it's being posted). I just hope she likes it.

11 comments:

tee said...

Your on a roll my friend!
Great Card! I have retagged you as you deserve to be tagged many times over! :)

Juliet said...

I haven't seen that done before Sarah - it looks great. Another fab Dottie card which you friend will love, I'm sure. xx

Marlou said...

oh this is sooo beautiful Sarah!!! love it, I just added another Dottie card to my blog too :) :) she is a cute character :) x

Michelle said...

Love the dottie card. The colours are lovely and bold. Im sure your friend will absolutely love it.

#Donna# said...

Lovely bright and funky card Sarah, haven't tried Dottie yet but now i'm tempted lol.

Ickle Pickle said...

Beautiful Sarah, love the colours you have used and the acetate :)

Louly said...

This is amazing Sarah. you're very inventive. I bet it looks even better in real life doesn't it.

Lea said...

Lovely lovely card Sarah!

Mellie said...

Love the colours on your Dottie card Sarah.

ENJAY said...

Wonderful Dottie Card I love the colours!and all your others.xxx
Nicola.xx

bubblegum said...

Hey Sarah another fabullus card from you yet again, this one is fanastic you have done Dottie justice. :) :) Love the acetate too. :) :)

Debbie x