Today is Day 4 of the online Card Class Holiday Style. There was one last card technique though from Day 3 that I wanted to try out. I have always maintained that cardmaking is good for exercising one’s brain. The experts say that doing Crossword puzzles can help ward off dementia and I think that doing cards like this must have the same effect. It is a challenge to “fit” all the pieces onto the card in a shape and to do it with pleasing co-ordinating colours. Add to that the challenge of stamping that many little images with no smudging or stamping errors and I think you have a fun and effective brain exercise.
Supplies: Papertrey Ink All Through the House kit, Simon Says Stamp Merry Kissmas stamp set, Spellbinding Tree die (used as stencil), Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp dye inks, Neenah cardstock, Corner Chomper
I have mentioned before on this blog that I have a weird relationship with Candy Corn. I love the look of these candies especially in large quantities in a bowl, BUT I dislike the taste of them.
Today, I decided to indulge my fondness for the look of Candy Corn by making a large shaker box shaped like Candy Corn. It also helped facilitate a drop in the guilt o meter as I had bought this Candy Corn die a few years ago and NEVER had it out of the package before. BONUS!
The second picture illustrates that if you had more ambition than I have, you could use the Candy Corn Box as a napkin holder for a fall or Halloween dinner. If you were extra ambitious you could also add your guest names to the space between the yellow and orange sections. Go ahead and do it……………Martha will be proud!
Supplies: Spellbinders Candy Corn die, Recollections card stock, Bo Bunny and Teresa Collins patterned paper, Dollar store Sequins and seed beads, 3M foam tape and Scor tape.