Monday, 1 January 2018

Courtly Love Customer Challenge

Happy New Year!!

A new month means a new Customer Challenge at the Gecko Galz and the theme for the month of January is 'Courtly Love'.

So why not play along, join the challenge with the chance to win $25 at the Gecko Galz Shop


It was lovely to do a card which wasn't a Christmas card, I think that's why I went a bit crazy with the pearls, add my undying affection for Mr Darcy and it all went a bit.......

image from 'Vintage Flirtations' design sheet 
paper from 'Courtly Love' Paper pack 
burgundy paperstock
pearls, lots & lots of
Spellbinder frame die
quote from Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Mr Darcy, superbly acted by Colin Firth

Using an A4 sheet of white card I measured about 29cm along the long side and about 16cm on the short side and cut the card accordingly.
I then measured 10cm along the long edge and scored down the card to make the front of the card.
(this size card will just about fit into a C5 envelope, might have to do a little snipping to fit properly)

I resized my image using Craft Artist to use as the topper for the front of my card, also did the same with my chosen backing paper  (using the measurements of the long edge with the 10cm taken off) and printed both off. 
To make the quote topper I used the same backing paper but cropped it so it was just the plain pink area, typed my chosen quote (sheesh, it took me ages to find the one I wanted to use!) and then printed it out. With hindsight, I should have made the font a teeny bigger.

I backed my topper with a panel of burgundy card and then stuck it onto my card, I stuck the backing paper straight on to the card.

Using the SpellBinder die I centred the quote in the middle and then die cut it out, then die cut a piece of burgundy card stock to go underneath it.

Lastly I added the pearls, and more pearls.

All I can say is........ 'Oh, Mr Darcy!'

disclaimer - Neither Mr Darcy, nor Colin Firth were harmed in the making of this card 😍


I hope you'll join in with our 'Courtly Challenge' where the Winner gets a $25 shopping spree to spend at the Gecko Galz Shop. (The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product... this can be one of the freebies or, of course, you can buy at the Etsy shop)

If you sign up for the Gecko Galz monthly newsletter, you'll be kept up to date with new releases, $1 Wednesday deals and claim a free digital collage sheet!

If you pop over to the Gecko Galz Blog, you will see all the fabulous designs by the very talented Design Team - and maybe a freebie or two!

If you're on Facebook, head over to the private Gecko Galz Papercrafting Group where there are four monthly challenges, each theme has a digital collage sheet as a prize.

Amanda xx

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