Friday, May 18, 2007

Starting from Scratch

This week it was Tracie's (Bondgirl) turn to set the dare for The Daring Cardmakers

For this weeks dare, I dare you to "start from scratch" I want to you design a card with NO purchased/pre-assembled embellishments - that means no blooms unless you cut them yourself, no buttons, brads etc etc. I guess how easy this is depends on your usual style

**insert evil laugh here**

The team as usual have come up with a great mix of cards and styles and we cant wait to see yours. As well as the usual team designers we have a special Guest Designer joining us this week, Bety has joined us for a couple of dares, so Thanks to Bety and we all look forward to working with her.

hhmmmm, no brads or eyelets eh?
I needed a new baby card so decided that I could double up for this one.

The letters are made from two layers of cereal packet cardboard - Shreddies I think ;-), topped with a layer of patterned paper. I love the colours on this one - I'd tell you what it is, if the words weren't on the reverse and now part of the faux chipboard lettering!

I used a circle punch to make the prams, and the faux brads were made using a regular office type hole punch, cereal packet and paper combo, topped with Glossy Accents. The handles were hand cut which is why they're a bit wobbly ooops...

I used zigzag scissors on the edges of the Bazzill card and paper edging.

Quite simple really, though the brads were a bit fiddly - but if you need a perfect match and none of the "real" ones you've got work, then it's not a bad idea to have a go at making them this way. Also, it means no spiky bits on the inside to cover up!

Thanks to Tracie, for such a fun Dare. Don't forget to check out the DCM blog for all the other cards from the design team, then our personal blogs for all the info. We're very happy to have the fab Bety on the team as Guest Designer for the next couple of weeks - those of you who already know her work will know how stunning her cards are, so we're going to enjoy seeing what she makes for us.
Looking forward to seeing all the cards this dare inspires....

16 comments:

annikki said...

Wonderful colours again! And I like those prams, they are so cute.

Rhi said...

Gorgeous Kathy, those papers are such wonderful colours and the ickle prams are so cute!

Rhi x

Dolly Mixtures said...

Lovely card with a super colour scheme that could be used for a boy or girl. Great recycling too - that Shreddies box has served you well!

Lythan said...

this is a brilliant bright and funky baby card!

PMB said...

love the colours very fresh and funky!

Sarah said...

Great card Kathy, I love the colours, makes a change from the traditional pink, blue or yellow.

Tracey said...

Love this Kathy, it's so cute

Karva said...

Fab card, love the colours.xxx

Sarah said...

Hi Kathy, the punched flower I used is just under 2 inches wide (nearly 5cm) if you prefer metric.
It's a really good size for a punch.

Rosie said...

That card is sooo gorgeous Kathy - makes me wanna have another baby so you can make me a card! LOL (Only joking! You can make me a card as long as I don't have to have the baby - two and a dog are more than enough, especially when you put DH into the equation as well!

Am getting VERY tempted to have a go at the DCM challenges myself....

Angelnorth said...

This is great Kathy - just that little bit different for a baby card. I use my eyelet punch for fake brads quite often, especially if I want teeny, weeny tiny ones for the tops of mini tags (I use the 3mm punch for those). Must try the glossy coating though.

Paula said...

Love this. Very clever & cute.x

Rein said...

wonderful, love the colors!

Mel Goodsell said...

The colours in your card are really pretty. I love the hand cut title and the prams are sooo sweet.
Melx

manicstamper said...

Oooooh I love these colours. They sort of remind me of the seaside.
Fab card Kathy.

Tassycrafty said...

I really really like this card, very fresh and so so cute..can I have it?lol.Great work!