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Saturday, 4 October 2014

A challenging challenge

*So excited to have been one of the top pics at the Color Throwdown*

Do you remember MacGyver?  The character in that television series managed to save himself and others from countless deadly situations using no more than a bobby-pin and nail clippers, or other items equally mundane.  Well, the AAA Cards challenge for this week is based on the miracles performed on that show.  We've been given five items that must be used in order to make a remarkable card.  Those items are Kraft paper, Vellum, Glitter, a stamp and a holiday.


To add to the challenge, I combined this challenge with the one at Colour Throwdown which calls for the following colours:  Kraft, Orange, Black and Grey.


Given those colours and items, the first holiday that came to mind was Hallowe'en.  So that's what my card is going to be for:  Hallowe'en.

I bought a wonderful spider's web die at the Farmer's Market a month ago.  This will be the first time I've used it but looking at the detailed cut and beautiful design of the web which I cut from Vellum, it won't be the last.  I'm thinking black spiders are a natural for this one.



To give the background kraft paper a bit more life, I decided to sponge it a bit using the Tangello Twist (orange) and Basic Gray inks.  The spiders which I've cut out from Basic Black cardstock also using dies I bought at the Farmer's Market, really look great against the added colours, don't they?  Especially since I bent their legs and made sure they have a 3-D presence once glued down on the web.  The Dazzling Details glitter glue that I ran along some of the web threads really look a lot like the dew one gets at dawn as well.



My base cardstock is Basic Black, then a layer of Tangelo Twist, then a layer of Basic Gray and finally the layer of Kraft paper with the sponging, spider's web and spiders.  I love the beautifully detailed stamped image with the sentiment "Bite Me!".  I think it really finishes the card off well.

For more cards that interpreted the MacGyver challenge, check out AAA Cards.

For more cards using the colour challenge, check out Color Throwdown.

For more cards that focus on dies and/or punches, check out Make My Monday.



20 comments:

  1. Great design! Love the vellum web and the sponged background. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

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    1. Thanks, Lori. I appreciate your comments.

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  2. So cute! I just love your take on the AAA Challenge. Great use of the elements. Thanks so much for playing along.

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    1. Thank you, Julia. I loved the MacGyver challenge. What a neat way to try to come up with a card. Thanks so much.

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  3. Great card - love the web!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday, Joan dt

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    1. Thanks, Joan. I love the way the vellum looks as a web, too.

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  4. Heidi, your halloween card is perfect for the challenge! Vellum for the web is genius! Thanks for joing us at AAA Cards this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Angela. I considered so many different cards for the MacGyver challenge. Using the vellum for the web just won out since I'v'e never done that before.

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  5. Super cute Halloween card. Love the spider web die and the background. The spiders are awesome. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown this week. :)

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    1. Thanks Monika. I appreciate your comments. The colours in your challenge really worked well for my card.

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  6. What really fun details, so glad you were able to play along at AAA Cards

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  7. LOL! Love that sentiment, and your card is amazing all around!

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    1. Thanks so much, Chris. If there was no spider in the sentiment (or webs) I could think of a few times I'd love to use the sentiment---outside of Hallowe'en.

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  8. OOOOOH! Your background is INCREDIBLE and I LOVE the spider web! Thanks for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown!

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    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, Jodi. I really appreciate them.

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  9. I love how you sponged the background and added the sparkle to the web!! So glad you joined us for the Color Throwdown challenge this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Broni. I really appreciate your great comments.

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  10. Hi , saw your card at the color throwdown . I practise sponging myself and your sponging is great ! And the spiderweb ... genious ! I love your card , it's great ! Anita

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    1. Thank you so much for those kind words, Anita.

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