The third week's optional exercises are to create 3 "Clever Cards" choosing from the selection of tutorials given in the classroom (for copyright reasons I shall not be explaining the construction of these projects) or creating our own.
HIDDEN SECRET CARD
Stamps: Chocolate Baroque UA5SP0346 Doodle Birds, UA5SP0347 Doodle Butterfly & UA6GW0278 Art Nouveau Birthday (sentiment).
Inks: ColorBox Chalk Rose Coral (tone on tone stamping plus inking some paper & cardstock edges); Memories Dye Artprint Brown (sentiment).
Colouring: Stickles Glitter Glue (Copper)
Cardstock: Pink & Copper from stash.
Papers: K&Company Wild Raspberry.
Punches: Woodware (butterfly & scalloped oval), Punch Bunch (flower).
|front of card|
|inside BUT gently prise apart along that middle fold.........|
|..... & the message is revealed|
My second card was inspired by a small ATC sized Christmas Easel Card that Glenda showed at the end of her easel card tutorial. I was reminded of a small image that I'd not used whilst working on my Just Joseph's Coat Alphatag & thought that I could make a small place setting card (3x3 inches) for a Halloween party with it. I've never made anything with a Halloween theme before - coming from a very Evangelical Christian Background it's not something that I've been drawn to - but I decided to go with the idea & think of it in terms of an All Hallows Eve Celebration or a Tolkien Themed Night (the little house looks like a Hobbit one to me).
Stamps: Chocolate Baroque UA6SP0374 Halloween Raven (house) & UA6SP0373 Boo (owl).
Inks: Kaleidacolor Melon Melody, Plaid Black Dye, Emboss Tinted Embossing Stamp Pad
with Stampendous Detail Clear Embossing Powder (house); VersaFine Onyx Black (owl).
Markers:Memento Dual & Tombow.
Cardstock: Orange glitter & an assortment of blacks in various finishes from stash.
The circle & scalloped circle punches are Woodware & the apple brad is Hot Off The Press.
|easel card standing|
|close-up showing Joseph's Coat Technique|
|inside of card - I paper pierced the little scallops|
|angled view showing dimensional shaping of owl & contrast between|
Moondust & textured black cardstocks