Friday, January 18, 2008

Hide and Seek

I've been out teaching at Imagine That this morning. I was so proud at being only 10 minutes over when someone reminded me the class should have finished at 12 not 12:30. Oooops. The three people taking the class were all scrapbook newbies - two doing their first ever pages so it was quite nerve wracking. But I think they will be back for more!

Anyway that and some church work meant I couldn't update my blog earlier. I wonder if you have guessed the secret of my card yet?
Yes, it is Friday - already - and main Daring Card day
Hide & Seek
I'd like you to make a card which has a hidden component of some sort.
The hidden part could be a tag, a concealed photo, message or something along those lines, maybe a pull-out or pop-up.
Anything goes as long as there's something extra for the recipient to find on your card that's not immediately visible when they open the envelope.

I couldn't work out what to do until I used Herma repo glue that I won for having a layout in Scrapbook Inspirations - I finally got my original and my prize just before Christmas! The repositionable glue has a great hold but you can move it about too (makes it sound like those old hairspray ads!)

So I made Phil his Valentines card early. He was touched that I had gone to such an effort so soon and wouldn't let him see but then he paused and said "you've made it for a dare haven't you" in a small voice. So maybe I better make him another one!
The paper is all Scenic Route Loveland. The true colour is somewhere between my photos! It is an A5 size card and everything has been inked and doodled to bits. The heart shapes were cut out of the paper. They were stuck on with repo glue so that you can pick the petals
until you get the whole message
or just about anyway!
I tested the idea on some scrap paper and you can reposition about 7 times before the sticky loses its stickiness.

I do hope you join in - I'm off to discover the secrets of everyone else's cards!


Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Fantastic! What a clever idea, and I love the papers, and the font - truly fabulous!!

Kathy said...

I love this card Lythan - it's a brilliant idea, wish I'd thought of it!
Also glad that Phil's reactions are similar to those of my hubby - don't think he likes the idea of "sharing" his card with a dare either

Dolly Mixtures said...

This card is just one of the best I've seen in a long time.What a great idea to make the petals pell-offable (and to have Love you behind all of them). And the papers are stunning. LOVE IT!!!!

Janice said...

Wow Lythan - you have really excelled yourself. I loved your card as soon as I saw it on DCM and now that I have seen it's 'secret' I am even more impressed.


Kaz said...

What a brilliant and gorgeous card. It's so bright and cheerful too, love it!

Misty said...

What an amazing card. I love the hearts.

Melissa Goodsell said...

Well you know how much I love your card, it's so funky and pretty. What a cool idea to have the hearts removable too.
LOL and I'm still giggling about all the hooverng and luxing that goes on all over the world!
I really love the layout too in your post beneath, such lovely papers for the photos and that's the fabulous title. LOVE the little bit of bling on it too - it looks like the wind swirling around.

Unknown said...

This is stunning. So clever and I love those papers! Lol x

Marlou McAlees said...

stunning!!! cards!!! love them!! :)

Marlou McAlees said...

stunning!!! cards!!! love them!! :)

Tina said...

Lythan your card is soooooo fantastic, i am so impressed, it's beautiful..
I know i'm going to get the same reaction tomorrow, it's my husbands birthday and one of his cards i used (shall we say) a challenge to complete, i Missed me and my shadow, i did the cards but one of our dogs went blind (temporary thank god) on Wednesday so i completely forgot to put them on.... pity i worked long and hard on them... I will try to complete this one. Tina xx

Ruthie said...

This card is AMAZING. I absoultely love it!

Ruthie x

Sandy said...

Wow this is stunning, absolutely gorgeous. Love it.

SueH said...

Oh wow Lythan, your card is just amazing as your cards always are but this one goes just that little bit further. Such a fantastic idea to make the hearts removable and write underneath them.
Just fantastic

Clare said...

Love your card, the bright colours look fab and I love your idea for hiding messages under the heart petals.

Rhiannon said...

Wowee Lythan this is stunning! Such a clever idea and an amazingly funky card :)

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic card - love it. :)

asia wu said...

A great, fun card - I love the way it's "interactive" :)

Deb said...

This is a fabulous card Lythan, I love the idea, incredibly clever!

Lavender Rose said...

Wonderful idea Lythan and I love the vibrant pink on this great card.

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

You are just too cute. I think I'll try something like this one for my hubby or my son. VERY cute!