Daily Post Prompt: 25 April

Today’s prompt is Elaborate.
https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/elaborate/

When I started card making, it was amazing what elaborate designs could be achieved with the right tools and embellishments.
I went merrily into a craft shop, purchased a pack of 50 blank pastel cards, loads of toppings, trimmings and sticky tape, and having parted with over £30, set to.
My first efforts were………………… different.
Elaborate yes, but so OTT it looked like I had literally stuck everything I had on one card. Actually, I more or less did.
I purchased a few more things in the way of scalpels, tweezers, fancy edged scissors, a cutting board, shape cutters, glitters and some coloured papers.
I tried to be colour co-ordinated, but the shades of the things I’d just bought clashed with the pastel cards I already had, so it meant I had to buy more blank cards, but this time in either white or cream so I also bought different sizes.
That little lot set me back over £60.

But I had fun experimenting, and my outlay wasn’t anywhere near as much as a friend who bought ‘everything’ as recommended and parted with over £200. Then lost interest.

These are a few of mine:

 

I still make them, every once in a while having ‘session’ and now that Hubby has bought me some trimmings and cutters again as my last lot went to charity in The Great Sort Out, I’m looking forward to having a go at some more elaborate patterns and shapes.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Daily Post Prompt: 25 April

  1. anstalmi says:

    Those cards are magnificent!

    • Thank you! I enjoy making them, though sometimes they can be a bit fiddly with my arthritis. I have a couple of special anniversaries and birthdays later this year, so will need to get the kit out.

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