Friday, April 15, 2016

The Primaries

It's very wet here today, I think it rained all night and its still raining now - hope it gets it out of its system so that this weekend can be another nice one! Before I share my Daring Cardmakers' DT card for this week, I'd just like to say a quick 'Thank You' to you for visiting and leaving such kind messages - and if you've not popped in before, then welcome to my blog, it's lovely to meet you!

As it's Friday, it's Daring Cardmakers' Day and this week it was our Sharon - who is now a Hochanda TV star ;) who issued a challenge all about the Primary Colours of Yellow, Red and Blue!

Back to Basics
I want you to use primary colours only - if you want to add other colours, then you need to mix them yourselves from the primary's!
To give you some inspiration, hop over to the BLOG to see what the team have made this week

I really didn't have a clue what to do until I spotted my set of "Happy" dies in the box and decided to keep it really simple and use them as the main feature and make a frame using nested squares

15cm square white card blank, plus extra of the same card for centre square, coloured card by Bazzill
The red and white squares are complete squares.  For the yellow and blue ones I nested the required sized dies inside each other to make the "frame" shapes.
I found the simplest way to  build the background (bearing in mind that those blue and yellow pieces are very narrow and a bit 'wayward'!) was to work from the back fitting the tow frames around the white square, taping them in place and then adding glue and sticking this combined piece to the red square.  Finally I adhered this whole section to the card blank
(Nested Square die set - Tonic)
The words were made with 2 layers of white card, topped with one coloured layer.  The white card is about 300gsm so fairly thick, so each layer was cut separately and then they were glued together = ficcly, but you do get a good 'popping out' effect when the coloured top layer is added.
("Happy" die set - Memory Box)
Sentiment "birthday" is a homemade decal sticker - I make a full A4 sheet with different sentiments and different fonts which are then printed onto the special papers to make the stickers.  You can just cut them out and use as required
(Dry Decal Printer paper - Crafty Computer Paper)
The stars are made with various punches

Some balloons would have looked good in place of some of the stars, but I didn't think of that till later, Still, this is another card ready for the boy-heavy May birthdays stack, so all good!

The team have made some lovely cards - with lots of great ideas for using primaries, it's definitely worth visiting the DCM BLOG to see them - plus it looks so pretty when the colours co-ordinate like this! 

That's it for this time, thank you so much for taking the time to visit, I hope you feel inspired to give this challenge a try!
Please be a darling and leave a message ;)


Angelnorth said...

Great use of the primary colurs - a really clean and happy-looking card!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a great and beautiful happy birthday card Kathy
Gr Karin

Dianne said...

A beautiful, bright card....full of celebration and fun!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous birthday card I love all the bright colours. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

Such a bright and cheering card Kathy. Love the colour and detail.

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous colourful creation. I just love it. A great design x

Cathy Clowes said...

I love this Kathy. So bright and so much fun. Cathy x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Your card is beautiful Kathy - using the dies as you have works so well with this colour scheme, it's just really cheerful!