Two fun challenges to combine today! I really like Polly’s challenge to use strips of text to make a background. I keep forgetting when I go to book sales that I need an old book that I can use for pages for my cards. So I used a magazine article, some DP, and some junk mail. I tore pieces and glued them down with a glue stick. Then I sponged Antique Linen over it.
Boy was I excited to see Wendy’s Free For All Challenge this morning! Because I have a TON of stamps that I’ve never used. So that’s all I used for this card. I had to have these mason jars when I saw them on sale at Hobby Lobby probably about a year ago. Then I realized that I had this nice two step stamping flowers from CTMH that I bought on Ebay probably two years ago. I think I know why I never used these stamps—this card took me a long time to make! And thank goodness for my Brother ScanNCut. I wasn’t sure how well it was going to be able to see the colored flowers and leaves, but it worked really well. The label on the mason jar has a background stamp on it to give it a little added interest. That background stamp is a hand-me-down from a friend, that I also hadn’t used at all. This card will go to my aunt for her birthday and I used a sentiment on the label that was more generic so she could keep it on display longer—because, darnit, I worked hard on this card. LOL! I also combined one other challenge into this card and that is TLC62, Dazzling Diamond Dust. Pretty much that challenge was to cover a whole panel with glittery EP. So I covered the entire mason jar with holographic EP. Wow, is it shiny and fabulous! After I assembled the card, the flowers looked dull to me, so I covered them with Wink of Stella. And added one last thing, because I keep trying to add that one last thing from my stash for each card—corner stickers. I do like how they jazzed up my card a bit.
So...maybe we could make this “ink up a new stamp” a weekly challenge? I’m pretty sure I could do it. Haha!
Date: Friday, November 2, 2018 GMT Views: 545
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Fri, Nov 02, 2018 @ 8:59 AM
I think it is the best day ever because you got to use so many wonderful unused items. Wow! And, your turned turned out so pretty. Your aunt is sure to love it. I think your idea of a new challenge to ink up a new stamp is a good idea. :)
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Fri, Nov 02, 2018 @ 9:18 AM
Luckily, I have glitter vision and and can see all the shine. I see all the work you put in, too. You really did create a timeless beauty with the perfect sentiment totally worthy of a year round display.
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Fri, Nov 02, 2018 @ 1:08 PM
I never thought of animal blood donation! That's what I love with this sort of background, reading all the little bits (and wishing that there was more of them!). Lovely flowers and great corners. The Use It challenge is an ongoing one which encourages people to use older stuff. I was in it in it's inaugural year and each month challenged myself to use at least four un-inked stamps...it was great. But I'm pretty good at self-motivating, so like with Christmas cards, I just keep on on my own.