Friday, June 27, 2008

DCM Challenge

The challenge this week from Daring Cardmakers is from Jo and it's "Christmas in June"..the weather we have been having the last few days you would think it was Winter. I love the technique that I used to make this card.....it's a take on a technique called "Inchies" because you are using 1" squares of card..in my case they were a bit small for what I wanted to do so I used 2" squares so I suppose my card should be called Two Inchies". The technique is featured this week on the Hero Arts Club Blog and there is a video presentation by my hero Shari Carroll and lots of wonderful creations for inspiration. So go check it out ..you won't be disappointed.

  • Cardstock: Chocolate
  • Background created with Perfect Pearls; Distress Ink Weathered Wood
  • Squares: Edged with Dark Brown ink
  • Stamp: Graphicus
  • Stamp: Circle Sentiment Stamps Away
  • Snowflake Brad, snowflake peel offs and blue self adhesive gems
  • Snow created with a thick layer of PVA glue sprinkled with White Glitter
    PS....well don't you just learn something new every day..my good friend Cass informs me that my two inchies are actually called "Twinchies" how cute is that - thanks for that Cass. To answer a question I am often asked - you cut out the 2" squares and stick them down with low tack tape onto your work mat before you stamp... it works better than stamping and then cutting, don't know why.
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    1. This is gorgeous, love the way you have aged the edges. love it.

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    2. Wonderful card, I love the design

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    3. I love this Kath, it's so precise, just perfect and the colours are so subtle too. x

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    4. Beautiful card Kath! I love the idea of this technique & you've done it so well.

      Huge congrats too, just seen your card on 'Inspirational'. Most deserved!!!
      Kerry xxx

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    7. please tell me this is it
      AllisonX

      HERE

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    9. Been having problems with spam, Kath? I had one yesterday that I had to reject. Bad lad!!

      Anyway, the card is gorgeous!! I must follow your link and checkout that technique. It's lovely! :o)

      Heather xx

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    10. Love this technique Kath & haven't used it for such a long time. It's strange how you forget about things. I do love this frosty blue & white for Christmas. All I need to know now is where are my pressies....

      L xxxx

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    11. I love the frosty look you have created on this card.

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    12. Stunning card Kath.Must check out the video.I think the technical term for two inch is twinchies,saw it on some other blogs.

      Cass xxx

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    13. Lovely card, guess we are now nearer Christmas 2008 than 2007!

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    14. What a stunning card Kath.

      The stamp you've used works perfectly with the 'twinches' technique that you've used.
      (I didn't know they were called that either, until you said)

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    15. Stunning card! I love the colour scheme :o)

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    16. Oooh, this is gorgeous. Did you stamp first then cut it up? Or the other way round? It looks so perfect!

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    17. `Gorgeous` Kath:)x

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    18. Lovely card Kath thanks for stopping by at my blog.

      Andrea x

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    19. Eeee!! Makes me feel all shivery and sparkly!! Ahhh, Christmas!!

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    20. What a fantastic card. I love this technique as well :)

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    21. Oh I love this card - I have seen 2 inch inchies somewhere else - they were calling the "twinchies". I love the idea of making them into a tiled card tho - fab idea.

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    Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
    hugs Kath xxx