Category Archives: Card Challenge Corner


Card Challenge Corner: Printmaking

Have you ever tried creating your own gelatin prints? The Gelli Printing Plate from Gelli Arts makes it easy and in our autumn issue, designer Deborah Nolan guides us step-by-step through the printmaking process. For this week’s Card Challenge Corner, we’re … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Let’s Get Stenciling!

Stencils probably aren’t the first product you think of using when making a card but they are a great way to add interest to your projects. Available in limitless patterns and designs, stencils can be used with inks, pastes, paints, … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Sketch Challenge

Card sketches are a wonderful source of inspiration when you find yourself struggling to come up with a card design. In the back of each issue of CardMaker, you’ll find a sketch along with cards that will help spark your … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Parchment Crafting

There are many techniques that can be used to decorate parchment paper such as embossing, perforating, coloring and cutting. This week, create a card that features this beautiful art. For inspiration, check out the tutorial in our autumn issue by … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Color Bursting!

If you haven’t tried Color Burst powders from Ken Oliver, we encourage you this week to get started. These microfine powders explode with color when activated with water as you can see on these cards from designer Robin Arnold featured … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: It’s Summertime!

Life Is Better in Flip-Flops by Dawn Lusk, available in our summer issue Don’t have the summer issue? Pick up a copy here or click here to subscribe and never miss an issue! The addition of real sand along the … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Independence Day!

It’s the Fourth of July here in the United States and we hope you’re celebrating with the ones you love! If you have some card-making time today, create a red, white and blue card for this week’s Card Challenge Corner. … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Colored Pencil Tips

In our summer issue, contributor Deborah Nolan shares must-know techniques and tips for creating with colored pencils. For this week’s Card Challenge Corner, get out your favorite colored pencils and get coloring using some of the tips from the article. … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Sketch Challenge

Card sketches are a wonderful source of inspiration when you find yourself struggling to come up with a card design. In the back of each issue of CardMaker, you’ll find a sketch along with cards that will help spark your … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: To the Happy Couple

The wedding season is upon us! Create a handcrafted wedding or anniversary card for a special couple for this week’s Card Challenge Corner. Use designer Christine Okken’s card as inspiration incorporating flowers into your design. Share a photo with us … Continue reading

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