Friday, December 08, 2006

Keryn's Dastardly Dare

It's that time of the week again - you know - the one that comes round really really quickly when you're paddling against the tide.... Yep it's the Daring Cardmakers latest dare, this time set by Keryn who sent me off in a right old panic with her Stamping with a Twist - I don't find "normal" stamping very easy, and to think of ways to stamp without stamps, well.........


My first thought was to head back to that old primary school stalwart of leaf printing, so it was out into the garden to pick leaves and see what resulted. The first couple were dreadful and went in the bin, but I was happier with the effect I got from a conifer leaf stamped in versamark and embossed with gold powder, it looked pretty when used on a red background. I did the baubles the same way, but I was rushing and I think I could come up with something better given more time.






Second idea was to use bubble wrap and a couple of different green cat's eye chalk inks. I quite like the effect printing with this, but the only thing I could think to do with the resulting paper was a variation on my "wonky tree" design - nice and easy, but maybe cheating a bit, what do you think? I made some bubble wrap paper in other colours too but I've not figured out what to do with it yeet!

Then yesterday right at the last minute I thought I'd have a go at decorating some vellum. I made some stamps with a couple of my dies and some funky foam, this one uses a Bosskutz Krazy Daisy die. The striped paper at the bottom used the same cats eye chalk inks as I used to stamp with, but just pulled down the paper to make the stripes. I added a bit of clear Stickles glitter glue on thestripes and the flowers just to add a bit of a lift. I cut the feature daisies from pearlescent and glittery card, and the centres for the vellum ones which are attached with matching brads. A length of Maya Road ribbon covers the join between the vellum and the stipey stuff.
Please check out the Daring Cardmakers blog for all the other fantastic non-stamps stamping cards, I think you'll be wowed at just how many different things we came up with to stamp with! We really do love to see your cards so please join in - leave a message to tell us where we can see your cards, or email them to Tracie at the address on the DCM blog and they'll be added to our lovely gallery.

10 comments:

Paula said...

Love those leaf cards, so festive. I saw a rubber stamp in a similar design but yours is far better Miss Kathy!!
And even more fab cards as well. I have had a bit of a block lately but I have three ideas for the dare today!!!!

Tracey said...

Kathy love the cards, they are brilliant

Rhi said...

Love them all Kathy, the happy birthday one has such gorgeous spring colours, beautiful :)
Rhi x

Beckie said...

yummy yummy! Love the christmas tree one :)

eva birdthistle said...

Wow, fantastic cards, really love the bubble wrap print trees, such a cool idea, really thinking outside the box :-)

Anonymous said...

Kathy - all totally fab as usual - love them all :-)

Debbie
xxxx

Anam said...

i love that bubblewrap cards - they are stunning!! and the leaf one is so christmassy :)

Keryn Campbell said...

For all that moaning you certainly came up with some excellent cards. Even though I came up with the dare I have been surprised with the things the DT and Kathy have stamped with.

Gillian Hamilton said...

I love your little bubblewrap trees Kathy, Tooo Cute... the other cards are just gorgeous too..I just love the colours in the birthday one too.. You clever girl....

Kel said...

Yay!! I can finally leave a comment. I love the leaf one - looks very classy and the new wonky trees are fab, but they do remind me of the toadstool thingies from 'Chorlton and the Wheelies'...