...is this week's Dare over at Daring Cardmakers. It's a charity thing this week too. Joanna, our Darer, would like you to send your card to PostPals (or a similar charity worldwide). But please, not before you've shown us! I've returned to my comfort zone for this - a bit of DP and some lovely stamps, can't beat it! The paper is K & CO, and the stamps are Hero Arts (the text), SU! (the truck) and Magenta (the stars on stalks). I've noticed as I go around the WOYWW desks that people work in incredibly different ways....I thought I might briefly outline my Modus Operandi for this particular card:
1. Push back stuff that you saw on the desk from Wednesday. No point tidying, I'm coming back to it very soon.
2. Rummage on stamp shelves for 'Thinking of You' appropriate stamps. Nothing that strikes as appropriate, but find the truck stamp and decide it would be a nice one to use.
3. Spend aaaaaaggggges rummaging for the SU! stamp that is a pile of love hearts, designed specifically to fit in the back of the truck. Fail miserably and swear a bit when the rummaging causes a stamp collapse of the front row and they have to be rescued from the bin. Who put that there?
4. Decide that love heart idea is a bit girly really, so settle for shooting star idea.
5. Hurrah - use a piece of square white card from scrap box. Stamp truck in black ink and emboss with clear powder. So far, quite quick!
6. Decide that it's better to pick DP before colouring the truck...one should inform the other. Hurrah - find huge scrap of cloud paper in pattern scrap box. Cut so size and stick to card front.
7. Trim white card and mount to nice (hurrah) scrap of blue card. Trim to create narrow frame. Put glasses on and trim again.
8. Find another pattern scrap piece and add to the card front, the artsy belief that it will focus the eye in the 'business third' .
9. Use 1mm foam pads to attach the mounted image to the card front. Realise that was a mistake. Peel it off, successfully, for once. Feel like intrepid card maker woman for being so brave.
10. Mask the truck, stamp and emboss the shooting stars. Wrestle to get the foam pads off the back at the top so that I have a surface that's flat to stamp the text on.
11. Replace foam pads and stick the image on the card front. Give up trying to match the blue and settle for silver with some not very good white gel pen highlighting.
So interweb - is that a creative process? I dunno - in writing it's a bit of a shocker....please no-one tell DCM or Postpals!