Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Silhouette Challenges #35 March 1st

For this months challenge, I have decided to do a challenge using a household material that you normally would not think or see incorporated into a card. 

For me, I chose chicken wire..........

I was asked to make a baby girl baby shower card. The customer sent me photos of the expectant mom's rustic themed nursery. After looking at the following photos, I started to put a plan together. 

For some reason, I felt like the example photos called to a rustic chicken wire frame. I went to look on Pinterest for said frames. 

After I did the research, things just kinda fell into place. Now you should've seen the look on my husband's face when I told him I needed chicken wire for a card! Although I kinda think not much shocks him anymore! He just kinda rolled his eyes and said okay. 

I knew that I wanted the deer, flowers, and a frame with a banner somehow incorporated into this card. 

But I also wanted the main feature of the card to stand up. Sort of grab the attention of people. Now in my experience, I have found that simple easel cards can confuse a person who is not used to that sort of card. I wanted to create a new kind of card. 

This card is a play off of an easel card, with a pull tab to help it stand up for easy viewing. 

The customer is very pleased with the card and I was happy to help her! 

Please visit http://www.silhouettechallenges.com/ to enter your challenge of using something expected in a card!



  1. You did an amazing job with this! Very impressive!

  2. Awesome job Sonja! Very clever in using a non craft item and turning it into a work of art..


  3. WOW you really did a awesome job. Love the use of the chicken wire and your creativity is off the charts.
    Have a creative day.
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  4. Awesome card, lovely colors.

    Sue - DT Sister

  5. Awesome details...I am sure it fits in perfectly with the new Mom's theme too! Love the chicken wire! DT Sue #1