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On Wednesday, I was just about done with my sketch challenge card when I discovered that I didn't have enough white brads. I was NOT happy! But instead, I used heart stamps. I instantly knew what this week's challenge would be.
This isn't just simply a no hardware challenge. I want you to replace the hardware with stamps. On my sketch challenge card, I used heart stamps instead of brads. On my Ways to Use It challenge card, I used golf tees instead of eyelets and ribbon ties.
PLEASE do not think you need to comment on these sample cards. They are just to get different ideas to get you brainstorming... if you haven't already seen them.
EDITED: I had a good question asking if chipboard could be used as a replacement. The challenge is really to use a non-consumable item (stamp) to replace the hardware. You can do it!
To begin with, think of round things for brads: baseballs, snowballs, Little Pieces, anything that can be punched with a small circle punch like my paw prints... even tiny ladybugs or small letters would work.
Then branch out to other small stamps: tiny flowers, tiny shells, tiny diplomas, stars, hearts, etc
All Wrapped Up has some great tiny shapes.
Look at your sets that have small coordinating images. Crab & Company & Favorite Teddy Bear are great examples.
Cool Cat & Unfrogettable have a cute little bitty crown.
Think of sets that have 3 small images lined up... like the ducks in the set, By Ones & By Twos.
A stamp index really comes in handy for a challenge like this.
If you are new to the challenges, please feel free to do this one or ANY of the challenges at any time. There is no time limit. They are not races to see who can do one first, nor are they contests of any sort. All the challenges are simply to provide inspiration and to get us stamping!
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Last edited by CardFanatic; 05-23-2008 at 05:20 AM..
what?!? no hardware?!? you apparently didn't see my card from yesterday! lol! this will definitely be a challenge for me, jen.....so i will have to sleep on this one. see you tomorrow with my creation (hopefully)!
I wanted to get this posted tonight no matter what. Thanks for the interesting challenge. It was a little hard to make sure the image wasn't over the faux brads, but I finally got it to look proportional. Here is my effort: