Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Day Three "All things stamped" challenge



This was a really tough card for me. I almost did not do it because I mostly make cards to sell, and keep to standard, A2 size, with blank insides (In fact, I made yesterday's card, as you can see in that post, into an A2 card!)

**Day 3 Challenge Rules** Today you get to make a card that doesn't fold in half....it is what I like to call a Funky Fold. 1) It can be any size card but can not fold in half 2) It must be decorated on the inside and outside 3) You must spell out a word using stickers, thickers, die cuts or alphabet stamps 4) It has to have polka dots.

Making a card that I can't use is so hard! But being forced to (over-used cliche warning:) thinkoutsidethebox is very, very good for me! So, it was hard, but I'm grateful for the challenge! :-)

These first pics are what I came up with second; my first try, hoping to have one piece of cardstock, definitely did not work. When I finished with this one, I wasn't sure it was quite what I was supposed to be doing, it was more of a postcard with a flap, if that makes sense. After I took the picture, it occured to me that if the joy panel was actually a folded card, I could put a slit in the fold and slip a secondary panel (after applying glue) into the slot, and attach. I had only temporarily bonded everything, so I just created a card, and affixed the joy panel onto it. Much less bother, and closer to my original idea.


Now what on earth will I do with it??

6 comments:

jacki j. said...

you will send it to your friend Jacki, after her surgery, silly...

Denise Bryant said...

I am so happy that you kept going with the challenge...you did a great job. BTW, that is one of my FAVORITE papers. Love it. Thanks for playing...see you tomorrow.

Melissas said...

That's a great card! You could use it for any occasion that would require a Congrats card :)

imastampin said...

Wow, I think you did a great job on this. I'm so glad you didn't give up!

Sharon in NE said...

Love those patterns and the creative shape.

chelemom said...

This is really cool!