Tuesday, November 17, 2009

IHP November DT Challenge

Every month, Deb Felts, our i {heart} papers Design Team Challenge Dominatrix Torturer Coordinator, assigns us a task.nov-challenge-sample In the past, there have been challenges based on specific products or themes. This month, however, Deb showed us a card that she especially liked (made by Joanne Grzelak) and challenged us to use it as a sketch to base our own cards on. Pretty card, yes? Hmmmm. But did anyone realize that in order to get those triangles to line up that way, you had to do MATH?!!!!

I resisted the temptation to call my son the Math Doctor (yes, he really does have a PhD in Mathematics), and kinda figured it out myself. And just to be contrary, I flipped the layout around. Here is my answer to the challenge:


Now, if you know me at all, you know that I do NOT like snow. At all. It’s pretty to look at… for about 10 seconds. Then I’m over it. So when I saw this Changito Snow Play set, I knew it would be mine if only for the “make it stop” stamp!

But there certainly are a lot of snowflakes on this card! The snowflake embellishment was made using Nestabilities Create a Flake 1 and a bit of Icicle Stickles. The patterned paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly 6” pad. And texture is added to the Sweet Blush (PTI) strip of cardstock with a Quickutz Snowflake embossing folder. All of these supplies (except the cardstock) are from i {heart} papers, of course.

OK, if you’ve read this far, you deserve to know how to make the triangles :-)

For the big one, start with a 4” square of white cardstock. Along one side of it, make a little mark at 2”. Now connect that spot to the 2 opposite corners to form a triangle and cut it along the lines. For the smaller ones, do the same thing starting with 2” squares marked at 1” along one side. I just hand-trimmed the Hibiscus Burst (PTI) layer around it. (If you look closely, the angles on this card are a wee bit off because I goofed a little on the measurements of my large triangle, but you get the benefit of my experience!)

We’d love it if you took the challenge yourself. Go ahead, I dare you! And if you do, please let me know and post it to the Splitcoast and/or Papercraft Planet galleries tagged with “ihp1109” so we can find it.

And check out what the rest of the DT did with the challenge:


Happy stampin’!



Cathleen said...

How cute is this! I love the fun image and the colors and paper are fantastic!

Kendra said...

adorable ~ you did a great job with it.

i {heart} papers said...

This is awesome!

Megan said...

Dominatrix Torturer! That made me laugh...and it's a little true...this was tough!

I really love what you did with it though. That snowflake with that paper are totally fab!

Gretchen said...

Crap- Carolyn! I had a witty little comment all typed up and then hit delete (hate when that happens!) Anyways, love your card and I love your post!! I am a snow hater too but I live in a state where snow falls 5-6 months out of the year. . .hmmm, what does that say about me?!

Amber said...

oooooooooooooh, so cute!!!

Deb said...

Heheh! You are crackin' me up! OK...let me get out my whip! ;)

This is adorable, Carolyn! I love it! Such a cute set, and this paper is perfect! Love the flip you did, and that you made us a little tutorial! Yay! WTG!

Lynn Hayes said...

I also hate the thought of snow. Of course, here in south Texas we very seldom see it. Precious card!

Lori said...

I am totally laughing at your post, Carolyn! Love your cute card! I used the same exact triangle cutting strategy--and I can only do kindergarten math (that's why I was a kindergarten teacher--LOL!).

Art and Appetite said...

That is soo awesome. I wish I had your skills.