Category Archives: Card Challenge Corner


Card Challenge Corner: Halloween Night

Get ready for Halloween with this spooktacular card! Designer Lois Bak created this clever dimensional project for our autumn issue and it?s the theme for this week?s Card Challenge Corner. Create a card showcasing a dimensional Halloween element such as … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Versatility

Designer Kristie Hartfeil used the same stamp and die set to create all three of these fun cards for our autumn issue! Experiment this week and see how versatile your favorite stamp set is by using the same images to … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Revisiting Serendipity

The serendipity technique is not new, but it might be new to you. In this technique, a serendipity panel is created by using bits and pieces of various papers. In the autumn issue of CardMaker, designer Sharon M. Reinhart shares … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Fall Watercolors

In each issue of CardMaker, we spotlight a featured designer and in our autumn issue that designer is Karin Ã…kesdotter. She is an amazingly talented watercolorist and the card shown here is one she made for our autumn issue. This … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Shimmer & Shine

Therm O Web?s Deco Foil sheets are lots of fun to play with! Available in a wide variety of colors, foil sheets add shimmering interest to every project. This card by Shemaine Smith, featured in our autumn issue, is your … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Let’s Color with Paints & Pastes

In our autumn issue, Colleen Schaan shares a few different techniques on using Tommy Art paints and pastes to create a variety of textures and effects on your cards. So instead of the normal markers and colored pencils, pull out … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: The Scenic View

Designer Tonya Graham used the masking technique to create this sweet autumn scene! Masking involves stamping one image, covering it up with a ?mask? and stamping one or more other images making it appear that those images are behind the … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Colors of the Season

Autumn colors are particularly beautiful and we love how designer Karen Sessions used Distress inks to create the leaves on this birthday card featured as a web bonus on the CardMaker website. For this week?s Card Challenge Corner, make a card … Continue reading

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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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