Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pathfinding Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit

Today I thought I'd show you cards from the Pathfinding Wokshop on the Go Cardmaking (G1083).  Besides making 15 cards fairly quickly, you get a non-consumable stamp set in the kit.  Why is this so important?  Because you can pair the stamps with other papers and colors. : )

I like the stamp set in this workshop kit because of the versatility - even if some of it is Fall themed (the acorn and "happy fall" -- that's only 2 of the 14 images in the set).  There is a wood grain stamp that can be used throughout the year, for example.  And "Thanks" never goes of style.

Along with the paper, accessories, and stamp set, the kit includes cutting and assembly pictures.   The assembly guide is just that -- a guide.  Feel free to rotate the card pattern.  Or flip it.  Or swap stamp images.  Here is what I did with mine...

The card on the left is what is pictured.  I used the acorn instead of the feather on the card on the right.  I kept everything else the same.

I did a similar swap here too.

Here I flipped the pattern on the horizontal axis.  Okay, in English, it means that I slid the design to the top of the card instead of the bottom.  I hadn't meant to do it, although I'm glad I did.  After adhering the wood grain piece on, I stamped the arrows and "Thanks".  It wasn't until then that I noticed I had glued the paper to the wrong side of the card!  However, you won't have known my mistake without me telling you, so just go with it when you make a mistake.  : )

I also took this pattern and repeated it with Snowhaven paper.  That's the versatility I was talking about!  I could have kept all of the stamps the same, but I thought I'd use the sprig so you can see all of the stamps in the set.  You could also get away with just stamping the sprig once. The Silver Sequin Assortment (Z2013) would have worked too.  Again, I thought I'd mix it up with the Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles (Z1935).

Here is a closer look at the Snowhaven card, albeit slightly blurry.

Finally, I made this last cardduring my afternoon of crafting.  I was inspired by my Shadow Club layout and the first pattern.  This is what I came up with...  And I am Thankful for each and everyone of you!

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