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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

IT'S BEEN A WHILE BUT I'M BACK!

Yes I took a break from card making over Christmas so it's been a while since I posted anything new but I'm back now .......... and so are our monthly challenges. This year rather than have a theme each month we decided to choose 3 techniques (one each), the idea being we would use one technique for each parcel. We only have to use 1 item for a parcel and can add our own bits for the rest if we want ........ we also decided that greetings and embellishments did not count for the technique part.
I actually managed to use mainly bits from my parcels .......... not sure if that was good work on my part, or clever choices of bits by Liz & Pat!
Our choice of techniques for January were Punches, Rubber Stamping and Brayering.
So here are my cards, 2 from each parcel ......

For my parcel from Liz I chose to use Rubber Stamping. Liz had already stamped this image and put in my parcel so along with the 2 backing papers I only had to add a greeting. I did wipe some ink over the image to make it look more sky like.


Most of this came from my parcel again, the 2 backing papers, tag & butterfly. I stamped Happy Birthday all over the brown paper and added the dotty bit of ribbon and little gems in the corners.


For Pat's parcel I choose punches. Again most bits came from the parcel. I added the punched border and the greeting. I also used a punch to round corners.


My second card from Pat's parcel was quite similar to the first. I added the punched border and greeting and the rest came from the parcel. Again I used a punch to round corners as well.

After we had made our cards Liz and I sat chatting about them and ended up challenging each other to make a card using all 3 techniques!! Here is what I came up ..........I used my brayer to add some blue ink to a piece of paper from Pat's parcel, and was pleased with how that came out. I then rubber stamped the images on and was again pleased as I am not good at stamping! Then I took a left over little piece of green card from Liz's parcel, shape the corners with a corner punch and added a greeting.
I like this one ................. well I like them all which is a surprise.
Looking forward to February now.