Challenge: Use your Scraps
September 24 - 30th, 2013
Hi guys...what a difference a week makes. This time last week my husband was installing a new ceiling fan in my stuffy scrapbook room and yesterday morning I woke up freezing and had to add a blanket to the bed. I love fall. It is my favorite season of the year. Just hoping it hangs around long enough to enjoy having our windows open and some fresh air blowing through the house.
This week my challenge from Cuttin' and Stampin" was to use the Paper Smooches Artisan Blocks stamp set, five colors of the Bazzill Electric Sheets, and any paper scraps that I had in my scrapbook room. I had a blank slate, but I really had no clue on where to begin. Without the papers having a design or image to get me started, it was a true challenge for creativity. Looking at the neon colors of the papers I finally decided to make something fun that maybe someone like my Grands might enjoy and the process began.
I started out with a blue A2 card base, which is cut 5.50" x 8.50" and scored at 4.25". From my scraps I cut a black base layer at 4" x 5.25" and a white top layer at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". Using the Artisan Blocks stamp set, I stamped four images using my favorite black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, onto four pieces of the Bazzill paper. I then used a 1 1/4" punch to cut the image, and using more of my black scraps, I used a 1 1/2" punch to matte each paper. To assemble the card I used a cute stamp I had in my stash and stamped the image on the bottom of the white top layer, adherred the four matted squares to the top of my card, tied a knot using a scrap of 12" black & white gingham ribbon. I also used a 1" circle punch to cut the smiley face and adherred it to one of the squares. Both my smiley face and four matted squares were raised using mounting tape to add dimension. I then adherred my white top layer to the bottom black layer and then these two layers were adherred to the base card. Just a fun, cute card to make anyone smile!
For my second card I started with my favorite top folding card, which measures 4.25" x 11", scored at 5.50". Using a scrap white card base I ran it through my Big Shot using a spider web embossing folder. From there continuing to use the Bazzill papers and scraps, I die cut a variety of three black bats, an inked pumpkin, and a small oval for my verse. I then stamped the Artisan Blocks stamps on three of the neon papers and then pieced them together to form my banners. I stamped a cute spider on my pumpkin and then again, I used mounting tape under each image on the card for added dimension. I thought it turned out soooo cute!
Well, my friends that is it for today. I hope you have enjoyed my two cards. I must say the second one came to me much easier than the first one did.
If you are interested, during this weeks challenge only, you may buy both the stamp set and the papers I used at a discounted price. It also includes a second stamp set and FREE freight. You may go here to see this weeks special.
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