One of the things I love about our dares on The Daring Cardmakers is that although we all start with the same brief, the cards we produce are all so different, so when my turn came around again to set this week's dare I thought I'd see what happened if it was a quotation that was the same starting point for all of us:
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.Henry Van DykeI've chosen this quotation because I think we sometimes need reminding that everyone is special in their own way, and everyone, without exception has a talent to bring to the world - we should all value our own talents and those of other people more than we do.
So I 'd like you to use this quotation somewhere on your card It doesn't have to be on the front, or even need to be immediately visible. You could perhaps print it on vellum, add it on a tag, put it inside the card, or chop it up and use all the words "ransom note" style.
I have a feeling this might be a tricky one - but don't give up without having a try - use your fabulous, creative skills and make a card to show off your cardmaking talents, then leave a message on the DCM blog so we can all give due praise!
This is my card:
I've used sa beautiful paper collection by Fancy Pants called "Sweet Spring". I love the soft, muted colours of these papers, they are fab to work with. The two chipboard birdies and the scrolls at the top are from Bubbly Funk, and the little one on the tag is actually copied from the one on the paper below - I needed it to sit a bit proud of the tag so had to make my own version. The fibres are from my stash.Please join in with my dare - it's my birthday this week, so to celebrate if you make a card for this dare, and leave a message here as well as on the DCM blog I'll put your name in a hat and sort out some Blog Candy for one lucky winner!
Remember - you must leave a message here as well as on the Daring Cardmakers blog.