" Maybe you have been inspired by an Ad in a magazine, the colours or design that has been used. Or incorporate actual magazines & newspapers onto your card; maybe chop up letters (ransom note style) to create the sentiment So grab that latest edition of your favourite Mag, or pick up your newspaper, because there is so much inspiration there, Just waiting for you to discover! "
The DCM blog has all the fantastic, inspirational cards from the team on show, so don't forget to check them out and to visit the individual blogs for more information about each one. We 're hoping you'll have loads more ideas on how to use this theme for your own cards and we're looking forward to seeing how everyone rises to this challenge!
Well, this week my first two ideas ended up in the bin! So this is number three and I think if I'd had a bit more time I'd have refined this one, maybe kept to a tighter colour scheme. I started by cutting out loads of "sale" type words from the local rag and some other junk advertising stuff, then I arranged all the little pieces on to a plain sheet of paper which I scanned and printed onto vellum. Actually, the first print went straight onto card but it didn't look right so I tried the vellum. This was stuck to the card in the middle with double-sided tape and at the corners with blads. I added a piece of plain white card across the centre, plus some narrow lengths with computer generated "Sale" labels, then inked with red and stuck above and below the plain card.
The bags are a mixture of QK and Bosskutz ones and I used several different types of card and paper to make them. As I said, I'm not happy with the colours - the reds of the scanned ads came out quite orangey, which is why I chose the patterend papers I used for some of the bags - but with hindsight, I don't think I really needed to do this. If I made this card again, I'd stick to a red and white colour scheme for the bags, and probably just have palin bags with the "SALE" word on in various styles.
The "Shop Till You Drop" words are meant to look like garment sales tags.