Monday, 23 September 2013

Settlers of Catan Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts Card!

This card is a bit of a joke with Karen Burniston, who is a fellow 'Settlers of Catan' player! (which I happen to think is one of the best designed board games of all time!)
I wondered a while back if I could come up with a card based on the game, and this is my attempt this evening!
I used Karen's Funky Label insert in the Square Pop 'n Cuts Card base with Ornate Edge. The Funky Label part was cut down a little bit to fit behind the game board.
For the game board, I used the smallest hexagon dies from this 'The Stamps of Life' set, and my youngest son helped me get the right number of each of the resources represented by each hexagon (wheat, sheep, wood, ore and brick). There is a desert hexagon, which has the 'robber' piece on it, and then the playing pieces for two players, who have built little settlements, roads and a city.
I glued the pieces to some blue (sea) backing card, which I cut out by hand, and then painted the sandy bits round each hexagon.
On the back of the card, I made two 'resource' playing cards, and painted a cream patch on each, and added some little hand drawn and cut logs and rocks, stuck on with foam pads.
 I stamped a sentiment, and used the Cricut 'Base Camp' cartridge for the 'CATAN', then added a couple of hand cut dice.
My husband walked past while I was stamping the sentiment, and said he hadn't been aware there was a need for this kind of card, before!
I made simple yellow borders, using the egde of the card base die. The dark red and yellow colour scheme echoes the packaging colours of the game.
I just made a simple outside of the card, with the scroll which is on the card base die, and scallops from Eileen Hull's 'Borders and Hydrangeas' Bigz die.

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  1. This is the best card ever made! (Much like Catan is the best game every invented!) Someday we should get our families together to play. You know, if you're ever in Houston or I'm ever in England! Love it!

    1. This was so much fun to make!! We would love to play you some day! (so long as I can be orange... I'm always orange :)

    2. Helen - this is amazing!... and reminded me that I haven't played for ages. If you're still planning on coming up in October, I'll get the board out!

      PS twins still making progress.