Friday, June 25, 2010

Robot Man

Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine for once?

On this Sunny Polkadoodley Friday its Brendas turn to chose the challenge, this is what she said.....

For this weeks challenge I am going with a bit of a Birthday theme as this weekend, my hubby, myself, grandson and one of my granddaughters all have birthdays, nothing like cramming them in together is there. It would have been easy to go with a girly theme, but as we all find male cards a challenge I thought it would be good to go with:

Something for a Boy

Ooooh well I already had ideas for this one. I have a 4 yr old little boy who adores Nikkys CD's , after looking thru the Back to Nature CD (before I got all the others) he said "Mummy they are all very good, but would be better if there were robots!"

Well J is a bit of a Superfan where Nikky is concerned and watches her shows avidly and loves to tell me that maybe if I practice hard then I might be as good one day. I told Nikky about his Robot comment and she reminded me that there is a RETRO ROBOT selection on the Not for Girls CD so obviously I had to use it for this challenge. I also decided this would be a good time to have a first go at the Tri Fold shutter cards that are popular at the moment.

I cut a piece of card 5.5 inches by 12 inches and scored it at 2, 4, 8 and 10". I then cut between the 2" and 10" score lines at 1.5" and 4". Then accordian folded the pieces to give me the Tri Fold Shutter Shape (try saying that after a few JD and Cokes!). Once its folded take the middle piece and fold opposite to the outer edges - does that make sense?
I then switched into cm cos it was easier hehe. I printed a sheet of Retro Robots in "Chevy" and "Moss" and a Sheet of Not so Plain Plains in the same colours. 

I then cut

From Chevy Plain
  •  4.5cm X 13.5cm
  • 4.5cm X 5.5cm  (x2)
  • 3.5cm X 9.5cm (x2)
  • 4.5cm X 13.5cm

 From Moss Plain: 
  • 3.5cm X 4.5cm (x4)
  • 5.5cm X 9.5cm

To make it easier for me I then cut the retro robots paper 0.5 cm smaller (ie 4cm X 13cm) I stuck all the pieces together with their corresponding mat. 

I also printed a Sheet of the Robot Toppers one in A4 and one in A5. I cut out one of the main robots from the A4 sheet and matted it onto Moss and one of the square toppers from the A5 Sheet. 

Once all the pieces were ready it was really quick to put together - basically a case of matching up the pieces with the gaps and sticking down. I then added the front robot topper and the square topper with 3D pads to the right sections.

Finally I added buttons in blue and green to a couple of sections using Pinflair Glue Gel. 

I am quite pleased with this card for a first attempt at a Tri Fold Shutter Card and can see me trying it with other designs too. Check out the texture on the Not so Plain Plains, its printed on plain card but looks fab. The whole card also looks much more complicated than it actually is. 

I hope you will join in with us at Polkadoodles this week, why not head on over to the PD blog now and see what the rest of the team have designed this week. 

OOOH also dont forget Nikky is back on Create and Craft this sunday at 2pm with a special show. Check out here for a sneaky peek .....

I will leave you for this week with the song I was singing the whole time I was making my card for this weeks challenge - lol

Laters my Lovelies

1 comment:

Nettie said...

Robots of course, fab card Tracie. I wish I had a little 4 year old to give me some direction!!xx