Hi everyone Gillian here, and it's my turn to dare you all this weekI dare you to take the design of your card to the inside as well as the outside.Add a little finishing touch to match the theme on the outside,
or Surprise the receiver with a flap, foldout, decorated journal block to write on,
or one of those pop-out delights....
It really adds so much to a card when there is attention to detail on the inside
as well as the outside. I know some of you are finished your Christmas cards already
so this week it's Any theme, Christmas or not
But make the inside count too :)What a fabby dare for the Daring Cardmakers this week. Gill always has such wonderful ideas, as you'll know if you regularly visit her blog - her work is always so inspiring to see.
Please pop over and visit the DCM blog to see some other "Inside/Outside" cards, and then visit the Team's personal blogs to see what delights are hidden inside. We love to have our cardmaking friends join in with our challenges, it's always faxcinating to see how different people run with the idea and make such wonderful cards.
I decided that if I was going to go to all the effort of designing the inside as well as the outside of my card, then it would be for someone special - and the person most special to me is my Hubby
so this is the card I'll give him this Christmas. Just hope he doesn't decide to have a sneaky look at my blog before we exchange cards.
I used a burgundy base card from PDA and BG Figgy Pudding papers. The gold textured card is also PDA, but I wanted a burnsihed rather than bright gold finish so I rubbed some Walnut Stain Distress Ink into the edges.
The trees are hand-cut from faux chipboard and that beautiful ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis.
Must admit I'm not really happy with the positioning of the sentiment but it's stuck fast now so I don't think I can change it
Inside I've added gold vellum to the same mix of papers and little trees. The scalloped strips for the message area were cut on the Robo.
Two sneak peeks now
These are from a couple of Christmas Pressies I've just finished makingAnd finally, it's my brother's birthday today so being totally unready for such things, I've made his card this morning. Oooops!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Inside and Out
Posted by Kathy at 10:04 am