Saturday, 16 June 2007

DCM - You're not the (em)boss of me

I have looked at this challenge blog called Daring Card Makers for a while now and love the idea of it and the cards the team make - very inspiring. I needed to make a card for my fantastic Canadian cousin who is 19 in a couple of weeks so thought that this would be as good as time as any to start joining in. This way his Mum and sister can see the card as they will be here for his birthday. *waves to Lyn & Claire* Can't wait to see you only 1 week to go *jumps up and down with excitement*.


This weeks challenge was set by Lythan.

Hi there playmates, its Lythan here! Doing these dares is such a joy. We all love seeing what you create so much. The way that you have taken up and run with both the Celestial dare and the Midweek extra this week has just been awesome.
As a reward - and as I was so strict last time I set a dare - here is a nice broad theme to get your creative juices flowing.
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Embossing.
Dry embossing with a light box or with a die cutting machine.
Using embossing powders or triple embossing.
Using pre-embossed papers.
Embossing with found items.
Just have fun playing!

And as I can't resist being a little (em)bossy - why not see if you can get more than one emboss technique on your card?
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I used Kaskad acid free card stock, American Crafts ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder, white ink pad, cricut lettering and a hand cut tag. Oh and some staples!
I'm looking forward to the next challenge already!

18 comments:

Jackie said...

Thanks for you lovely comment about my card. Yours is lovely too. I haven't got that embossing folder but can see me building a collection-they're fab!

Lythan said...

you see, I am trying not to buy anything as I have too much stuff but then everyone is doing so many gorgeous cards with the embossing folders it is driving me mad! This card is just plain brilliant. There is a lot going on but it manages to be masculine without any beer bottles, cars, footballs or darts!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Hey G'day and WELCOME to DCM Rachael wonderful to have you join in the fun...
Really love your card, and I'm sure your Cousin will also...
I love your Clean Lines and gorgeous colour choice! do hope you'll dare again real soon :O)

mum on the run said...

Hi Rach..

Fab card, your cousin will love it.

The CB folders are a bit addictive aren't they?? LOL

Patsy Jackson said...

Fab card - love the colours for a male card!

Paula said...

Im with Lythan here. I already have sent way too much on craft products & forget to use them & everyone is making these fabulous cards with the cuttlebugs!!!!
It's a conspiracy, Lythan.

Great card, love how the wording pops out.

Kathy said...

This is just fab - perfect for a male birthday card - I love the colours you've used here and the embossing looks great.

Thank you so much for joining in - I hope you'll do loads more of our dares now you've taken the plunge!

Ruth said...

ohhh, I love your card!!!!

manicstamper said...

Fabulous card and that ribbon is scrummy. If I don't have it....I definitely need it.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Beautiful use of that embossing folder!

rattytatty said...

beautiful card. Love the colours. Begining to think I want a cuttlebug . oh darn more money

Rein said...

Great card!

Dolly Mixtures said...

That background embossing looks terrific. Perfect masculine card. Angela

Enidan said...

Wow! love your card!!

Angelnorth said...

Great first dare card! This is really stylish - understated but with plenty of zip, IYSWIM!

Gillian said...

nice colour choice, and great embossing :)

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

I really like this card ... the way you have colour the embossing is superb.

Love
Jane xx

Jane said...

this is just gorgeous !! well done