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!

12 comments:

Lesli said...

What a great idea Julie - I love the cards!

Diane said...

You girls must of had fun,wish I was there!!! Great cards!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

I love Anne's card, she did a great job. What fun, I have been in a class like that and it really taxes your brain. MOM

Janine said...

Hey Julie... Hope you had a great weekend... We sure did.
Love what you did with this card and the idea of putting it all in a bag... Fabulous idea.

Carolyn King said...

What a fantastic idea for a stamp camp! Wow...very cool...I bet that was fun seeing what everyone came up with. Love your card!

jacki j. said...

Nice banner too!

Penny said...

Beautiful cards, love those colours together!

Ann said...

Julie, it was a fun class, and I love having a challenge like that!
It encourages people to believe in their own creative powers.

There's been many a class or demo where I've just been blown away by the creative output of the teacher -- usually YOU. And it's nice to have a reminder that we all have creativity if we just let lose once in a while.

Anonymous said...

Deborah B, said "Julie, great idea, and by the way what is the name of the stamps that you used? I tried to go the website you design for and could not locate the heels (winner used) and the corset...can you please help me out in locating them to buy?

Julie Koerber said...

Deborah- here's the link!
The first one is called Flattering Fit
http://impression-obsession.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=6934&Category_Code=NEW
The second one (shoes) is called Fancy Ankle Straps
http://impression-obsession.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=6939&Category_Code=NEW

Here's another one that is really cute too!
http://impression-obsession.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=D6707&Category_Code=AB

They were all under the Category "New"
Hope this helps!
Julie

Julie Koerber said...

Deboarah, Disregard that last email link list - It didn't work! But, if you search under the names I gave you- you should find them!

Jennifer Buck said...

What a fun idea and what cute cards! ...great idea that I might just have to snake for my little stamp group! TFS and have a great night! :)