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Sunday, 11 November 2007

Getting Corrugated...

The challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers this week is to use corrugated card. Now, while this was a staple of my cardmaking many many moons ago, I haven't used it at all lately. I've still got sheets in varying, bold colours in my drawers, but that's where they usually stay. And I struggled with the challenge! I attempted a Christmas card at first, but that went horribly wrong and was never finished. Then I tried a birthday card for my Mum and eventually came up with something that I quite like now:


The corrugated bit is the red flower, background paper is BG, brads are PM, greeting is stamped with MM magnetic letter stamps, ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis and button is from stash. I rounded some corners and finally inked with brown ink around everything. Hope my mum will like it.

Oh, and I also made this:

It's a felt corsage/brooch - I've seen them around a fair bit lately, but they can be pricey to buy. I had a few sheets of felt, got out my Sizzix daisies die, some embroidery thread and a button and a very short time later, it was finished. Quite pleased with it, although I might try a more freehand approach the next time, especially for the green "leaves"... Now, how to wear this...

Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

  1. lovely card,love the colours,;)

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  2. Great card love the flower and the felt one which you made is very pretty

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  3. Adorable birthday card & I love that pin ... great idea.

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  4. Wow this is a wonderful Card.

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  5. I LOVE your card, the colours are gorgeous! and your little brooch is very pretty too!

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  6. That card is stunning - the bright colours and simple shapes really grab the attention.

    The little flowere brooch is lovely too

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  7. Very cute brooch, cool card.

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  8. Really lovely. The flower grabs your attention! Gorgeous brooch too. I'm sure your mum will just LOVE her card. Lol x

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  9. Lovely colours on this card - fab.
    Ros

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  10. Lovely card. Great way to use corrugated card. The brooch is gorgeous too.

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  11. Your card is gorgeous Anne, I love the corrugated flower. You did a great job with your felt brooch too!

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  12. Your card is gorgeous Anne. Love the felt corsage too.:)
    Vanessa.

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  13. Great card, and that felt brooch is absolutely gorgeous!

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  14. I love your card, such warm sunny colours, I bet your mum loves it too. Great brooch, I love die cutting felt, such good fun!

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