This card was made for a friend's grandson who is turning 12...
I started with the background - I had embossed the orange base when trialling a new embossing folder (Altenew Checkered Diamonds 3D folder), and then abandoned it...
I had given these strips of light weight card waste from a friend who was cutting the sheets down for a book making project.
The strips were woven to form a mat for the focal image - a Katzelkraft City Rat, which I stamped in Memento London Fog ink, and coloured with my Polychromo pencils, he was then die cut and the circle edged with more London Fog ink.
The sentiment was computer generated, trimmed and the edges inked with a black marker
The inside of the card was finished with some Washi tape and another image of the rat
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Love the woven layer, a great way to use up those strips.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx
Very effective use of the paper strips Maxine and he's a rather lovely Rat.
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What a cute card,Maxime.Love the mouse.
Love the way you used the leftover stripes, that woven background is so eye-catching and perfect to enhance the toppe! Thanks for sharing the idea!
Maxine, I love the playfulness of this adorable card! Those woven strips look great!
This card is rat-ical, Maxine, and so great for a preteen guy! He will love it and be intrigued by the weaving! Hugs, Darnell
I always think male cards are difficult to make and young males in particular. I love this card though and must remember to use myk embossing folders a bit more than I do. I love the image and the word 'awesome' and I am sure the recipient will too.
Blessings, Neet xx
I do love that vibrant orange and blue, so striking. Brilliant use of those strips, they make the perfect frame for your city rat xx
Heel leuke kaart, bedankt om mee te doen, groetjes Darline
That is a funny animal! And that embossed background with the stripes is beautiful for it! Great colours and card for a 12 year old... Enjoy the weekend!
Wow Maxine, what a wonderful fun card. I love the weaving and the little rat. I love how you colored his eyes yellow. Great touch. How clever to use the left overs in this way. Great job.
Thanks for playing along with our "any color medium" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz. You rocked our challenge coloring your birthday rat with Ploychromo pencils...adorable! -Deb Horst, DT #C4G318
Colorful cute card!
Have to say, I love the rat! :)
A great use of the strips of paper, a lovely backdrop for your cute rat.
What a fun birthday card, so perfect for a 12 year old boy!
So great to see you joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Great card - love the woven background.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge.
Shat a cute card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Art Impressions!!
Spectacular card! My favourite colour is orange, so of course I love it. Love all the details too, like that embossing folder and the scrap weaving matte layer. Wonderful idea! I’m delighted to have you playing with the Krafty Chicks All Occasions Challenge this week. Hope you join us again soon.
Diane - DT
What a cute birthday card Maxine! I love the orange embossed base, that is a cool embossing folder. But what really stands out is the woven mat that your little rat sits on! The colors just pop with the orange background. Plus I love that all these blue strips were woven, makes for one cool mat! Hugs, Brenda
Love the woven strips and that color combination is great! The rat....too cute! He's going to love it.
This is so cute and funny! Thanks for sharing your card at DigiChoosday! Christin
A great card with the layout and the color choices. Your image is nicely rendered. Thanks for joining us at c$G this round. Cheers, Jolanda - DT
Woohoo, I love this rat! CarolG
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