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!
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Sat, Nov 03, 2018 @ 1:48 AM
I totally see why you got these stamps and I know what you mean about having stamps that take a while to make a card. I need a scan n cut...still on my Christmas wish list. Gorgeous card for both challenges Jennifer.