Sunday, February 24, 2008

Challenge Card!

Ok, I admit it - I like to stretch people to think out of the box! So, last week when I had my "Girls Night Out" class and we made "girlie" cards --- I put a whole bunch of card elements into a bag and said - Ok, make something with it!

Here's a look at what was in the bag....
I had a scalloped rectangle, a regular rectangle that could fit inside, a 1-1/4" circle, a 1"circle, a 5-1/4 by 4" pink piece, a 5 by 3-3/4" polka dot piece, 4 - 1" strips of white, two triangular shapes and a white card base. Some of it was kind of predictable --- the strips of paper and the triangles were not! I also threw in some polka dot and yellow sheer ribbon just for kicks. They could add ANYTHING they wanted but they had to use everything. Well, some grumbled and I saw some "NO WAY!" looks on a few faces so I conceded that they didn't have to use the strips if they didn't to. Funny ladies!! :-) All of the cards were really, really neat. Each one was different and very original. After they were done, I gave them a blank piece of paper and told them to vote for their fave---and they couldn't vote for their own!

Here was my card. I admit, it isn't fair because I kind of sketched it out before I made it knowing that I wanted to throw in a few curves.....
Once all was said and done... they voted... and ANNE was the winner!! Here was her card!

She ended up using the triangles as a very tight mat under her scalloped rectangle. I love how she used the mat as a kind of pocket for the circle tags! Isn't that a fun idea??? Sorry about the size of these photos. I forgot my camera that night and my friend emailed me these shots. I think when they were emailed - they lost a bit of resolution because they were sent as a slide show. No biggie though - you get the gist!!

Well, I am working on tomorrow's tutorial and hoping it all turns out!!!
See ya then!
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