It's time for our new challenge over at the Play Date Cafe! This week it's some fun, almost summery colours, from Sarah. This is not a combination I would normally have put together, but I love it and will definitely use it again!
and this is the inspiration pic..
I have been wanting to make one of these layered cards for ages, but never quite pull it off. I'm hoping I have now lol. Sometimes I think there is just so much inspiration out there that it can stifle your creativity a little, if that makes any sense, so I'm trying not to overload myself with too many designs otherwise I think it can take away a little bit of your own cardmaking style, you end up using too many of other people's ideas, albeit consciously or subconsciously!
Today I want to share a little story from my Tink (11 yr old daughter). We went to her parent evening last week and we were looking through her books. Apparently when time is running out in a lesson they are asked to finish writing the sentence they are on before packing up, I remember that so well from school, do you?! Well in her book she had written a story and at the bottom we came across this, which we thought was so funny!...
('I didn't get time to finish my sentence, sorry') !!! By the time she'd written that she could have finished it!!
So onto the details of my card...
- Cut a white cardstock panel, dry emboss with polka dot embossing folder, attach to base card
- Die cut a tag in hot pink cardstock, run through embossing folder
- Wrap pink ribbon around the top in a bow and attach to polka dot base with pop dots for dimension
- Hand cut a navy polka dot banner, attach to tag
- Attach a pre-cut die circle
- Stamp cup and colour with Copics, attach as shown
- Stamp label, colour edges with Copics, offset at an angle as above
- To finish add a couple of white flowers that you have coloured with Copics to match the rest of the card
- Remember to put the tick (check) mark in the box on the label before photographing it and giving it away!
- Tip... if you don't have the right colour Copics, in this case I didn't have a dark enough blue, use what you have and the just add grey, I used C-7 to darken it down to get the colour I needed
- Add the card to your portfolio of colours ready to use again, thanks Sarah, SO much better than peach ;o) lol
- Retake the photo so that it doesn't look like you stamped the label incorrectly, it's just the photo, honest!!!
in Alphabetical Order..
Michele Gross Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
This week our Guest Designer is Julie Day, so do pop by to her too to say hi and leave her some fab comments. She created a great card for our challenge this week!
Our sponsor this week is Wilsons Designs who are offering up this fab set as a prize!
For your chance to win pop on over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC72, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win this week's prizes! I'm hoping to play along in some challenges myself soon, I miss that!
I look forward to seeing your work in our gallery!