Wednesday 25 May 2011

The Notebook Look

This is what I've been up to the past couple of days for the challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week. The theme is to make a card using lyrics from Snow Patrol's song Chasing Cars. This instantly appealed to me as it's a bit different, I could have fun with it and very 'me'! 

Also entering it in Simon Says Stamp and Show 'Show some Wendy'

I came up with the idea to create a card that resembled a lyric book, complete with coffee cup stain! I didn't want a flowery look, but a more masculine feel just like a lyricist writing a love song in his notebook, and the words to take centre stage. The heart 'bookmark' is made from faux leather, which I stiched around and attached to a bit of chain (utilising junk, result!) and attached to the card with a brad.

I stamped the lyrics, and I'm rather pleased how 'handwritten' they turned out and did some doodles on a few of them, the circle highlighting the word 'need' is a rub on. The main words, Grace and Own are stickers. Coffee stain was made by inking a jar opening an stamping! Distressed and curled the pages over, and put some 'writing paper' Core'dinations underneath and sanded it off .

Some staples add to the Notebook look. The paper is We R Memories Keepers 'Teen Angst', which is ultra cool and suits this challenge so well. I added a few puffy 'Thickers' stickers to add colour and dimension.

And that's me done! x


  1. Wow Fran what a fabulous take on our Dare - wonderful card.

    Love Lynda xxx

  2. Just gorgeous and brilliant, Fran! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  3. Wow, this is an amazing take on the dare!!! Thanks for joining in with my challenge at DCM this week!!!


  4. Awesome project! So creative- love the authenticity of the page. Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge. x

  5. What a great card!!
    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

  6. Wow Fran, this is such a stunning creation, love your added detail! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

  7. Very nice work! I like that the notebook paper isn't just plain & boring - the distressing really jazzes it up! A great, true sentiment too : )

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  8. Holy cow! This is such a wonderful work of art! LOVE everything about it from the faux leather heart bookmark to the "hand printed" stamped sentiment. So happy you joined in the Wendy Vecchi challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  9. This is a GREAT card. Love the lyric you chose, too. ;-) Love the extra detail of the "pages" to follow.