Monday, 17 January 2011

(fairly) Clean & Simple, a Peekabo card

Hi everyone, hope you are all well.  Thanks so much for the lovely comments left for my previous card, it started out as a bit of fun but I've come to quite like the card now. 

Now, you won't often get a Clean and Simple card out of me, I just can't usually hold myself back from using several papers, mats, embellies and bits and pieces, but I occasionally manage to restrain myself and produce something uncluttered.  But only occasionally, so make the most of it!

This is a thank you card made for a non-crafting friend.  I think non-crafters prefer a Clean & Simple style, for some reason they don't oooh and ahhhh over DPs and pearls and flowers like we crafters do.  Strange creatures, eh?  (Them, not us ;) )  I've used a linen-textured white cardstock to make this Peekaboo card, the instructions for which I found in an old magazine. It was quite tricky to make! Basically, when the card is closed, you see one image in the aperture, but as you open the card a different image slides into place.  I've included photos so you can see a little of how the mechanism works.  The images are some glassy floral rub-ons, and I just attached a ribbon and rose because I simply couldn't help myself. 

(Just to point out that it's the design on the front that is the Clean and Simple part, the Peekaboo aspect was far from simple.)

When the card is closed

As it opens, you can see through the aperture

Views from above - you can see the second image sliding into place as the card is opened

Fully open, a different flower can be seen

 An interesting card to make, and quite frustrating at times, but when I managed to work it out I was quite pleased.

I'm entering this is these challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. - Moving Components
C.E.S.. - No Designer Papers
Spoonful of Sugar - Thank You cards

Happy crafting!
Carole x


McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Carole, I love your card, Its very classy and elegant, Have you linked it to the C.R.A.F.T Challenge blog as it isn't visable on the challenge page. I wouldnt want you to miss out.
Kevin xx

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Kevin, yes I've linked it now, I must have been in the process of doing it when you posted. Thanks though. CoB

Valerie-Jael said...

This is lovely, looks very complicated! Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Cathy said...

Very nice card. I would like to try one of those. The possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Wow this is awesome, and so elegant. Love how it changes the pictures... I know now why you said 'fairly' clean and simple... It is clean but doesn't look so simple to me to make. Should make your non-crafty friend say ooh and aah :)) ha ha xxx Thanks for popping by. Hugs xxx

Teresa said...

What a fabulous card Carole, looks far from simple though, really love it. Thanks for poppping by. Hugs Teresa xx

Vicky said...

Carole this is gorgeous hun! I love the CES look and it is beautifully simple and elegant, I love it!! :o)

Hugs Vicky xx

carol said...

hello carole, love your card looks simple but elegant, thanks for sharing your creation with us at c.r.a.f.t this week, x carol

Heather said...

Hi Carole - simply stunning and oh so clever!!!
I love the beautiful images and your lovely gentle colouring of them - very classy and elegant.

Heather xx

Doreen said...

Wow Carol this is gorgeous. It does look very

chrissy xx said...

WoW!! I have had to look at it a couple of times Carole ~ MAGIC. LOve it.

Annette said...

Simple yet so very elegant! Thanks for sharing with us at the CRAFT Challenge this week.

Renkata said...

ohhh wow Carol this is stunning layout.

kaylou said...

aww great card, thank you for joining our no DP challenge at CES challenges. Hugs Kaylou xxx

Joan Ervin said...

What a fabulous design,'s sooo elegant and classy on the outside and what a wonderful surprise on the inside....sooo cool!!!!

Vicky said...

Hi Carol what a really pretty card & I love the design of it its fab.
Thankyou for joining us girlies at CES Challenges, good luck hun.

Hugs Vicky xx

Alex said...

Wow, what a clever card!
Love, Alex

Bron said...

Hey Carole,
I am stunned with this card - it looks like a complete sod to make, but wow, it's effective. I am going to have to go and find instructions and see if I have the patience to put one together (I suspect not!) Thanks for the inspiration!

China said...

Wow Cobbly your talents know no bounds:) What a stunner of a card. Love that sliding effect - looks very complicated, but so effective.