Friday, January 10, 2014

DCM - Back after our Holiday Break

As usual the Daring Cardmakers took a couple of weeks off over Christmas and New Year but we're back this week.  We're having another year of First Friday Colour Combo Challenges, but for this month only it's happening on the 2nd Friday as we weren't here on the fisr one!

Nat has chosen such a pretty colour palette to inspire us to get going with our crafting again.  
 I decided to use plain and textured layers of the warm cream shade as the background for the rest of the colours
The main layer has been embossed with a chevron embossing folder, and the upper panel is plain with 4 heart shaped mini apertures cut from it.  I adhered small pieces of patterned paper to the lower layer so that they would show through the holes, then cut extra hearts from card covered with more scraps of patterned paper.  Most are raised on tiny scraps of card and one has a little "hinge" behind it for even more dimension
I plaited lengths of seam binding to make a curvy ribbon trim to go across the card
Materials and Tools
Smooth Cream card
Various scraps of Funky Hand papers
Paper String, Seam Binding, Flat-backed pearls
6x6 Embossing folder; Crafter's Companion
2x heart punches, MFT Heart die set
Please visit The Daring Cardmakers BLOG to see some gorgeous cards from our fab team of designers

As you'll know if you've visited here over th last couple of days, I've been lucky enough to get to play with some of the Teresa Collins A4 embossing folders designed with the eBosser in mind and being released at the CHA over in the USA, well, although there are quite a few more to go, I'm only allowed to share 5 of my sneak peeks at the moment, so here's the last for now.  Hopefully it won't be too long efore we're given the OK to share some more of things we've made with these fab folders

This card has an embossed Vellum wrap and the flower is cut from inked and embossed vellum 

Teresa Collins A4 embossing folder; "Sophisticated"
Stamp: Die’Sire Sentimentals "Memories are Made"
Die'sire: Quilling Sunflower – Small
Die'sire: Cameo Stamping Frame
 All these products from Crafter's Companion 

Just another reminder that you can join Crafter's Companion's very own Leann Chivers live from CHA on Create and Craft TV at 4pm (GMT) on Saturday 11th January - tomorrow!  to see some fab new products, including the Teresa Collins Designs Collection of eBosser A4 folders I've shown a couple of here. 

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again soon


Angelnorth said...

Pretty card Kathy, love the scattered hearts echoing the scattered buttons in the inspiration pic!

Kath said...

I am loving these sneak peeks, Kathy and this lilac one is beautiful. I must try and remember to watch the programme.

Kaz said...

It's a gorgeous card Kathy, I love those colours together. I've enjoyed your sneaky peeks, lots to look forward to xxx

Traceyr said...

Those are indeed beautiful colours and so is your card. The plaited ribbons give a lovely effect too.


Karen Gist said...

This is gorgeous Kathy! I love that you cut out the hearts and added patterned paper! The lovely plait just finishes it all off! xxx

Lythan said...

My favourite element on this card is the plaited ribbon - but the whole thing is such a feast for the eyes :) Loving the sneak peek too

Sue said...

Love your scattered multi-coloured hearts. So pretty. Sue x