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Monday, 27 January 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 249

The challenge for this fortnight is to use Black and White only. Now, that's something I would have found a lot harder when I first started cardmaking. It's still not something I find easy as I love colour.

The first thing I thought of for this challenge is a stamping cube from Stampers Anonymous that I bought many years ago from Blade Rubber Stamps in Bloomsbury. When I first started stamping, there were only two shops available: Hobbycraft, the closest of which (then) wasn't at all easy to get to, and Blade Rubber Stamps which, being in central London was at least just a train journey away. I still visit it from time to time - more often recently since I volunteer two days a week just around the corner. But enough of my rambling.

Having thought of the stamp, I then thought that one of my Sizzix Susan's Garden grid dies would work well with the images. And that was true, but of course, the one that gave the right sized grid is a grid of 6, not 4. Still, a bit of re-positioning mid-cut, and I've got a four hole grid. I stamped each image on the cube in Versafine Clair ink in black, then cut the images using the same grid die. I layered up some black and white, and added the black grid outline, then finished with the four images on sticky foam so that they are proud of the grid. And, tempting as it was to add some colour to the images, I didn't.



I hope you can join us this time.

2 comments:

Judy McKay said...

love the card pattern and design. Have a creative week. Judy

Kim x said...

Lovely card Josephine.
I used to go to Blade Rubber too, many years ago. Where abouts do you volunteer?
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Kimx

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