I can’t tell you how excited I am this week, and to say I’m over the moon is in no way an exaggeration.
I was so thrilled last week when I received an email from the lovely Lythan asking me to be a guest on the design team for Daring Cardmakers
for the next two weeks…..how cool is that……..I just hope I can do them justice.
Jane set the dare this week entitled Me and my Shadow.
I want you to create not just one but TWO cards! But wait........there's more! I want both cards to contain the same embellishments and papers, ribbons etc- but arranged in a different way for a different occasion....the only thing being different is the wording....I'll let you have different wording ! (How nice of me eh?) I'm well aware this is a really hard challenge, and that I have thrown everyone into 2008 off the deep end....but go on- give it a go - I DARE YOU !
Now I don’t know about you but usually when I make my cards I have some of idea of what I’m about to make and the papers and embellishments are chosen with that in mind. In this instance I had no idea what I was about to make so I just sorted through my stash, got together a few things that I thought would go together and true to my recent form sat pushing them round the table for quite some time before eventually coming up with something that looked passable.
The real challenge came trying to make the second card look totally different but hey, I guess that’s what Daring Cardmakeres is all about, isn’t it!
Anyway, I eventually managed it and without further ado here they are.
It might look as if I've not used both the papers on the second card but I have, honest. I've just cut out the flowers from the red paper and used them on their own.
Here’s a little list of the components that went into my cards:
Cream Hammered card stock – Craft Creations.
Paper – Daisy D’s Chasing Butterflies collection
Ribbon – Little Silver Hat
Tilda Rubber stamped image – curtsey of Lythan (when she came over to play)
Happy Birthday – Clear Choice Stamps
Also from my stash
Red and Blue Stickles Glitter Glue
Gold Metallic Pen
Water colour pencils
Computer Font – abc kids