Its Daring Cardmakers day today and before I get onto our new dare, I'd like to wish one of our Team lots of Get Well Soon wishes. There won't be a card from our lovely Sue today because she's been in hospital having a knee op this week - hope you're on the mend really soon Sue, and all ready to start dancing again ;)
So, Hidden Treasures, or a bit of Hide and Seek is what we've got over on the Daring Cardmakers this week; we've been making cards with hidden bits that you don't spot straight away. It's Jozza's turn to set the challenge and the DT have come up with all manner of ways of hiding messages or other little extras which aren't immediately in view.
This is mine
I thought I try to make the main embellishment really look as though that was it, a flower on a background of patterned papers with a bow of pretty ribbon to adorn it. I think it might have worked a bit too well and I'll need to add a little tag saying "untie me" to that bow or the hidden bit might remain hidden!
If you undo the ribbon, here's what happens
And inside the tag, there's a message. This is the bit I'm not happy with (isn't there always something?....) I think it looks a bit messy - so I'll probably stick another layer of paper over that bit and do something else!
Some of the DT have shown a couple of pics of their cards on the blog this week, to show the hidden elements as well as the "first-look" card, I think that was way too kind of them and they should have left everyone wondering where the extras were. If you've laready been over to the DCM blog you'll know that I wasn't one of the Nice, Kind Ones. Oh no, not me!
Anyway, I hope you'll think this is a fun dare and intruiging enough for you to want to have a go at a bit of Hide & Seek yourself. I love having hidden messages on my cards, it's something I do quite often on commissioned cards in particular, and the girls have given me loads of new ideas this week. I'm hoping that all the Darers out in Craftland will be sharing even more fab ideas this week - don't forget to leave a message if you do - we do love to see what you make for our dares.
Back soon with my new Crafty Templates cards - the new template set is out soon and it's fab!
Have a great Friday