Sunday, July 15, 2007

and another challenge

One of the things that they do at the store is run a monthly challenge.
The idea is that you purchase a kit for a small cost and you have to make a card from it.
You don't have to use everything in the kit but you must use some of each item in the kit.
As you can see from the first photo--there is a piece of Apricot coloured card stock 6" X 12"- a piece of green card stock 6" X 6"- 2 pieces of double sided paper 6"x6"-2 different pieces of ribbon- 5 tiny paper flowers- 2 apricot brads -4 tiny glass stars -1 chip board tag -a gold metal ring clip and a small roll of very thin black tape.
I didn't really like the colours -I thought the papers were to pink for the card stock--so I altered the colour with a Vintage Photo distress inkpad.
This made the papers have an aged look and I was happier with them then.
I coloured the little flowers with the distress ink as well and then cut out little flowers from the floral paper with a flower punch and mounted them together with tiny brads the same colour as the big one.
I covered the tag with the striped paper and then distressed the egdes with an emery board.

This is the card when I had finished.

I'm happy with how it turned out in the end.

2 comments:

Joanna van said...

Hi Doreen,

Great cards! I've attached a link of a nice tutorial on alcohol inks. Looks like you've had a great day!


http://web.mac.com/cschaan1/iWeb/Site/Distinctive%20Touches/CEDAC432-212A-4AF0-8F67-6AD378F5A810.html

Dot said...

I think you did a great job with this challenge Doreen. The card is lovely!