Sunday, August 10, 2008

Dutch Dare -- Challenge #9

The lovely girls over at Dutch Dare - Card Challenges wanted us to make a Black & White card, using one additional color.
You should really go and have a look at the DT cards in there - beautiful each and every one of them.

I guess I was inspired by the sidebar on their site :) and so decided to put some orange on my card.

I used a cool [in my opinion :D] technique I've read about in a "Creativity!" magazine (from Do Crafts). It's very simple but I think most effective - stick a peel off on a piece of cardstock and then ink over it. When you're done inking to your pleasure remove the peel off(s) and there you are! A nice decorative white contour, or whatever colour your cardstock is :).

I used this easy technique for making my flowers and the "vase". It's a good method for coming up with patterned backgrounds too and I'll try that one for sure.

So I matted my flowers on orange cardstock and cut them out with a border. Cut out the other pattern (and the small base) for making the vase. I stamped a few twigs (TAC stamps) and adorned them with orange and black rhinestones [the orange ones are brighter in real life, cross my heart :)], then I sticked the vase on top. Added the flowers with 3D foam minidots.

Used some ribbon on the side - I coloured a piece of the white ribbon with a permanent marker because I didn't have any black ribbon - and finished everything off with a small tag stamped with "FRIEND" and glued it in place with a small orange heart (I really don't know why the heart shape doesn't show in my photo).
Matted all on black cardstock and then to the white card.

Nothing spectacular but I had a great time fiddling with it and especially trying out the inking over peel offs thing. :)

Thank you Dutch Dare for making me think and putting me to work. It was a very good exercise for my braincells. The few I have left :-D.

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday.


Karin said...

Hi Mada,

what a fabulous card.
Love the happy orange you've added and I like the flowers.

Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Challenge.

xoxo Karin

Elise said...

wow, you've been busy with your card..and the outcome is beautiful !

Monika/Buzsy said...

Nice card... great colors and images. Thanks for playing along... and looking forward to seeing more cards. :o)

2 Worlds said...

Like the blings on the stamp
great card

Hausfrau said...

Snazzy looking card, Mada--and I don't even like orange! ;-)

Curt in Carmel said...

Mada! This is beautiful! I love the colors you used, and the tip for a great technique! Best, Curt