Sunday, 11 November 2007

Daring Cardmakers-Getting Corrugated!!!

Yayyyy!!! At last I have had a bit of time to sit and make a card for the latest dare over at Daring Cardmaker's I have really missed these dares while I have been too busy to do them and am hoping to catch up with the ones I have missed over the next few weeks.
This weeks dare was to use corrugated card which I have to admit is not one of my most favourite things to use on a card but I do have a few bits of it lying around which could do with being used up.
So for this card I have used a tree shape (which I cut on the Cricut) as a template to cut a tree from very dark green corrugated card. This and the strip for the side have been dragged over with a white Stazon ink pad to lighten the colour a little.
The red background paper is a paper bag and the tiny 'Joy' sign was purchased from Cally's Christmas Cottage.
I used a white gel pen to add the writing and the stitching.

I have a little crafty tip for you..........I have always hated using those wedgy make up sponges for distressing the edges of cards........they just don't seem to work too well for me.
Anyway the other week I unpacked some MM flowers and brads and the brads were pushed into some quite dense foam which I thought would be a shame to throw out so I have cut it into wedges and it is fantastic for distressing with inks and also for applying chalks. Using this foam with chalks you seem to be able to apply much deeper colour than when you use cotton wool.
I have quite a pile of them now as I have also purchased some Dovecraft brads which came in the same sort of foam.
Hope you find this tip useful.
Well I am off to do a bit more crafting before dinner. Hubby is cooking today and hopefully it will taste as good as it smells.

Bye for now


  1. Lovely card, thanks for the tip:)

  2. great card! thanks for the tip about the that an excuse to go shopping do you think??? and I hope dinner is as nice as it smells for you!

  3. Wow lovely card. Fabulous work.

  4. ooooh I've missed you being around the DCM, don't go away so long again, eh?
    Lovely card - for a minute I thought you'd done a black tree - weren't they all the rage last Christmas, maybe they still are for that matter - I've been staying clear of all the Christmas departments - they get up and running way too soon!

    Anyway, I waffle....the card is lovely, I like the mix of colours and the tree design is really good.

  5. Fab card. Really great to see you back, Sheila.

  6. This is a gorgeous card and the white on the dark green tree is just perfect. Lol x

  7. Great card, as usual, Sheila. Thanks for the tip about the foam - good excuse to buy the brads!

  8. Fab card, great colours!


  9. Good to see you back. Great corrugated tree, Sheila.

    The letters on your word verification spell deadpan!! My expression certainly isn't LOL!

  10. Fab!! Love the tree.

  11. This is gorgeous Sheila, great to have you back and daring! Great tip with the sponge there, and recycling too :)

    Rhi x


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