Friday, 18 January 2008

Hide & Seek

It’s my last Friday as Guest Designer on the Daring Cardmakers team, which is a big shame. I can’t believe those two weeks have flown by so fast but I might still be able to sneak in a Mid Week Little Extra before they kick me off. Lol!

I just wanted to say a big thank you to your girlies for asking me to be a part of your little group……it’s been such fun even thought you managed to find me the hardest dares ever to take part in!

I also want to say a big thank you to everyone who's visited my blog and left lovely messages, it's really kind of you and I do appreciate it.

This week it was Kathy’s turn to set the dare .

Okay, for my dare we're heading to the playground for a game of
Hide & Seek
I'd like you to make a card which has a hidden component of some sort - the hidden part could be a tag, a concealed photo, message or something along those lines, maybe a pull-out or pop-up. Anything goes as long as there's something extra for the recipient to find on your card that's not immediately visible when they open the envelope.

Here’s the card that I came up with

And this is what’s hidden inside

I started out with a White linen card and stamped randomly using a Penny Black water colour effect Daisy stamp and a Big and Juicy rainbow ink pad.
Once this was done I attached the torn corner of patterned Vellum over the top before inking the edges of the card.
The mat and paper ribbon were made from glossy card which I’ve daubed with Ranger Alcohol Inks in Stream, Latte, a spot of Gold Mixative and edged with a Sliver Metallic Marker.

Next the Slide Mailer which indecently was hand made.
I brought three of these before Christmas but do you think I could find any of them…..nowhere to be see….grrrrr.
Anyway, once I had bodged one together myself I gave it two or three coats, inside and out with a Ranger Acrylic Dabber in Aqua and then stamped the front with the same daisy as the rest of the card and finished all the edges with the Silver pen.

For the inside of the Slide Mailer I used an Anita’s stamp with Black Staz-On and then painted it with Twinkling H20’s.

The glass slide on the inside was my first attempt at anything like this but I have to say, I was quite pleased with the results.

I used Ranger inks, in the same colours as before to make the background by stamping the applicator randomly over the back of the glass until I was happy with effect and then turned it over and used the Anita stamp again, only this time I just inked the large daisy part of the stamp with Black Staz-On.
I painted this with H2O’s mixed with a little of the solution that allows you to paint onto Acetate or glass before finally popping the slide into the silver frame with a piece of white card behind it to help the colours show up more and topping it off with a little bow of Lavender sheer ribbon.

The front of the card was finished off with Lavender sheer ribbon, flowers, brads and eyelets, all from my stash and the Daisy, Daisy was cut on my Cuttlebug using ‘Ginger’ Quickuts and Sizzix Skittle Dee De Alphabets.


esther said...

Wow your hard work has paid off! What a lovely little hiding place for your daisy!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh my gosh, this is abolutely stunning. Awesome.

Kathy said...

This is just soooo beuatiful. The work you've put into this card blows me away. The colours on the glass are fantastic and I bet it looks really beautiful when the light shine through it - a gift and card in one!

It's been great having you on the team, Sue - thanks so much for all your hard work

Lythan said...

I think this is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever, ever seen

Rachel said...

Sue that is just lovely....I have some of those cases..... lol Can't believe it is your last Friday already

steph said...

I love your daisy card! Fab! x

Deb said...

Beautiful card, the daisy is so pretty and I love the way you decorated the inside of the door too!

Jackie said...

I love this card Sue. The colour is gorgeous and the whole card is just so elegant. :)

Anonymous said...

OMG, you've put so much work into this card - its just stunning! :)

Clare said...

Wow, this is a work of art! A really amazing card.

Lavender Rose said...

This is stunning, not only a great idea for the hidden element but a beautifully decorated slide, really love this!

ink'n'rubba said...

wow - so much work and a stunningly beautiful card!