Thursday, 15 December 2011
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 58 - Use it three times
This week we have another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers, the last one this year, where Tracy challenges us to use the same stamp/image three different ways.
It could be the background, main image and a tag to match for example. (ie Christmas Wrapping Paper, Greeting Card and Gift Tag) Using different colourways is another way, the same image three times, or even, as a couple of us have done, three different cards.
We are sponsored for the last time by the lovely Joanna Sheen who is offering a £10 voucher for her online shop which is crammed full of goodies with new stock arriving all the time! Thanks for everything Joanna!
I'm sorry it has taken me so long to post my cards but writing Christmas cards seems to have got in the way of everything. I'm still not sure that I have actually made enough yet.
It has also been a bit like writing War and Peace, so perhaps you should get yourself a coffee before you read any further.
I must admit that I hate to make the same card twice, so I loved working on this challenge.
Of course I didn't think about having to write the instructions to each card when I made them, I was having way too much fun.
Message to self, think first before making card lol.
All Occasions Bloom FRCL200 to create 3 different cards.
Of course if I had been thinking I would have used the same layout for each card like Melly or Lin, but I didn't so here goes with a little bit of explanation.
This is also a great way of using up ink that is left on your craft sheet when you have been using dye based inks and a blending tool.
Having cut around the image I added some stitching with a fine black pen.
I added some swirls down the right hand side of the card using a lovely Artemio clear stamp set Delicate Flourishes. I stamped them using a Versamark inkpad and then dusted Pearlex powder over the image using a dry paint brush.
You need a tiny amount of Pearlex to cover the image and then any excess powder is removed with the same dry brush. You can be really quite heavy handed when removing the excess and the image will remain unsmudged.
The padded circles have been made using some of the leftover bits of background and a small circular punch.
I'm afraid that all of the pieces came from my bits box so I can't be more specific about the colours that I used.
Once again I painted the flowers with thin undiluted bleach.
If you don't like making your own backgrounds you could just as easily use shop bought background papers, the only problem with this is that you cant use bleach to remove the colour from the flowers.
The background paper on the main card is from my stash. I have added a stitched border to this using a fine black pen.
I have decided to enter these into the following challenges.
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Faux or Real stitching
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Except Christmas
Well, I hope that I haven't sent you to sleep with my epic post, and that you will feel suitable inspired to enter our challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.
Better get back to the Christmas cards. I did manage to get another bag full in the post this morning, but I still haven't finished yet.
Happy Crafting and have a good evening.