Welcome back for another year of challenges with the Crafty Cardmakers. It’s not only another new year but the start of the “twenties”. The nineteen twenties are history – will the twenty twenties be as interesting?
As it’s the start of the year we are offering a one off prize for our winner, which Lin will be choosing as she came out of the hat to pick the winner and Top 5 for this first challenge of 2020, offered up by the lovely Kim.
As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, but just for this first challenge the theme is Anything Goes.
I belong to a monthly book club, and we swap cards with members for their birthdays. I have a list, and usually make my cards as I go along. However, I recently bought a Papercrafts Essentials magazine (issue 183) which had some brilliant gifts with it – a bookshelf embossing folder, some dies for books and matching stamps. There was a cat, a globe, some little pots of flowers… perfect for book lovers! I have now decided to make a batch of these cards for the book club, and will personalise them to suit.
This card was made for one of the lady members, M, and for this I used a 5 x 7 blank card base, onto which I layered some white card coloured at the edge with a Promarker, to match the colour of the die cut books. I used some picked raspberry distress ink to colour the embossed books on the plain white card I had put through the machine in the embossing folder.
I stamped and coloured the cat using promarkers, and then cut it out using the die. I used a foam pad to attach it to the card.
Finally, I stamped a sentiment in the picked raspberry onto white card, which I layered onto some more white card coloured with the promarker, and this too was attached using a foam pad.