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We are a team of card-makers from the UK and mainland Europe, who'll try to inspire and encourage you to make some wonderful cards.
Every Friday at about 10am UK time, one of our design team will post a new dare/challenge, along with our creations to get you inspired.
So go on, give it a try - we dare you!
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Just Imagine That
Lythan here with one of our occasional midweek Little Extras.
This one is much less of a tutorial and more of a challenge.
I decided to challenge myself to see how many differently styled cards I could make out of three sheets of patterned paper.
And it turned into a double dare as I've been sponsored by Imagine That my amazing local craft shop. Click on the link and you can be green with envy at the lovely crop and class space. You don't need to be green about the goodies as you can buy them yourself at the online shop - or phone for helpful advice!
As Imagine That were sponsoring me I asked the most wonderful and talented Emma who owns the shop to pick out the papers for me and a few embellishments to go with them. It was a bit nerve wracking but I was delighted with her choice - these rather fab Daisy Bucket "In the meadow" papers (double sided - yay!), rub ons and the sweetest of stick on pearls.
I did think that I should plan out exactly what to do - but I'm not like that so I decided to just go with where inspiration took me and work with the smaller and smaller pieces left! I did add in the cards - all square or A6 in size
This is the first card I made because I just love the brown with white flowers paper. These papers have a lovely texture as well as such pretty colours!I also added a sentiment printed on my computer. I do that a lot as I usually mess up my stamping.
And then gradually got going, trying to add in as little as possible apart from distress inks and a few foam pads for layering.
Forcing myself to do this meant that I had to try all different styles to use up the paper pieces!
My favourite one turned out to be one of the simplest
So 10 cards all in all - no rub ons or pearls left and only a few scraps (see here on an A4 piece of paper) I could possibly have squeezed another card out but after 10 cards decided I had done enough!
Thanks again Emma and Imagine That for the fab papers - double sided did help!
Its a great challenge for using stash - see how many different cards you can make out of 3 sheets of patterned paper - I dare you!