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Friday, February 09, 2007

Extra, Extra!

Gillian's turn to dare this week....

'It's around us no matter which way we turn, and all designed to get our attention. Ads designed by graphic designers who know all the tricks & techniques to draw our eyes to the product in question. You only have to glance at a Newspaper quickly to read headings with 'Shock' titles & 'Clever' puns all designed to make you want to read what the article is all about!
Maybe you have been inspired by an Ad in a magazine, the colours or design that has been used. Or incorporate actual magazines & newspapers onto your card; maybe chop up letters (ransom note style) to create the sentiment
So grab that latest edition of your favourite Mag, or pick up your newspaper, because there is so much inspiration there, Just waiting for you to discover!'




Flicking through a magazine - I think that it was Simple Scrapbooks, I found this advertisement;



and made this using the advert as the paper for the card;



I used the ad to cover fun foam for the flowers, the greeting is printed - I used text boxes to make it in Word. Ribbon is from Little Silver Hat and Brads from Rachie's shop. I hand stitched the Birthday message and inked the edges to finish.

There are, as always, amazing cards to inspire on the Daring Card Makers Blog. Check them out and have a go!!

12 comments:

Kathy said...

Fabby card, Jo

Love the greeting and that ad makes a brilliant background

Maisymary's Findings said...

hey hey Jo

thats mighty clever to use part of the ad on the card ! giving me ideas ......must look thru my old craft mags now ! lol


smiles , Pearl

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh this is sooooo Beautiful Jo... I love how you have pulled inspiration from the mag... to make this AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL card..

Lythan said...

What a great take on the dare jo. Of course I now want that paper!

Creative Treasures said...

Fantastic card, i love the greeting do you mind me asking you what font you have used

Dollydimps said...

gaw-juss card Jo!!!
I'm struggling with this one but I'll have a go!

Tracey said...

Another gorgeous card Jo. Congrats on coming a runner-up in the Cardmaker of the Year comp - in my opinion, you should have won!!!

Em said...

That is just lovely Jo - I cannot believe how neat your hand stitching is!!!! Fancy doing Callum's cub badges for me??

xxx

Keryn Campbell said...

What an excellent way to use an Ad Jo. Your card is so bright and cheerful.

Rein said...

This is very pretty!

Rhi said...

Wow Jo, what a gorgous card, I would never have believed it started out as an advert! Beautiful :)

Rachel said...

fab card, very pretty and love how the idea came to you xx