Monday, 13 September 2010

Time to Cross Over to Karen's Doodles

Happy Monday all - it's the start of another week (already?!) and a new challenge at Karen's Doodles.  This week we're challenging you to make a criss-cross card and, in case you've never made one before, here's the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.  It's not a difficult card to get the hang of and it's easy to customise to suit any occasion. 

So, without further ado, here's my sample for you:

Image: Karen's Doodles, 'Born to Ride'

Paper: Black 'leather embossed' paper from (aged) stash!

Other: KDS Motor Company logo, put together on PC.

The moment I rediscovered this piece of paper, I knew it would be for this image.  The 'leather' embossing is perfectly reminiscent of an old leather panier bag and with the addition of a few brads it turned perfectly into the base for this card.

I transformed a black and white version of a well-known motorbike badge into the KDS (Karen's DoodleS) badge by adding some wings, and then, for the inside of the card, enlarged it and printed it as a watermark beneath the sentiment.

And I couldn't resist using this sentiment! It's what I used to say to an ageing, motorcycling friend of mine when he regaled me with stories of his speedy tours of North Yorkshire.  Mind you, this guy looks too cool and relaxed to speed, don't you think?

I coloured him up with my Copics and added the road and the 'glow' with my Prismas, as always but, very unusual for me, I distressed the edges of the image a little to give it some texture.

So, now it's your turn. Use a Karen's Doodles image and show us your criss cross cards. There will be three winners, as usual: 

* 1st place winner of 3 digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles will be awarded by merit. The Design Team members will vote for their favorite entry and the winner will also get a Card of the Week blinkie to display on their blog.

Both 2nd and 3rd place winners will be chosen by and the prizes will be:

* 2nd place winner - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles.
* 3rd place winner - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles.

Don't forget to check out the wonderfulness of my Teamies' creations too - you'll not be disappointed!

Cross my fingers for lots of entries this week!
Happy crafting.



  1. lol Peri, love the sentiment, it totally suits the image
    Anne x

  2. Peri, this is so cool!!! A real "mans" card

  3. Wauw Peri...your criss cross card is just amazing. Love the colors you have used. They go so good together...and make the card looks tough !
    Dorte aka dot-scrap

  4. OOOOH I love this card, Peri:O) Love the "leather embossed" paper, this is one of my fav KD images, and your colouring is beautiful.
    Hugs, Nancy;O)

  5. Hi Peri hun

    fantastic as always this card makes me smile!


  6. Peri, this card rocks! Your colouring is stunning.


  7. Peri, you are just amazing, not only is your coloring perfect but to make the KDS emblem is just too clever. Wonderful challenge card!

  8. Wow! Peri, this is fantastic! I love how you've made him glow with the blue border, that leather paper is amazing and oh wow, the kds badge is just perfect!!

  9. Wouwwww Peri. This is sooooo Cool!!!.
    Love the way you colord the digi. And the paper is Gred Hugs Majo

  10. Great Peri. Your colouring is super and I love the sentiment.


  11. Love Love this...My husband and I both ride Harley Davidson Bikes and this would be a great card for him,, Love the image and the logo on the inside... !!


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