Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ink-Free Sketches

Hello Everyone!

It's Wednesday, which is Sketch Challenge day at SCS.  Even though the sketch challenge isn't my primary focus this year, I decided to play with several of them.  Last year I did not make as many cards as I did the previous year, so I am trying to surf galleries less often and actually make cards more often.  Completing challenges is a great way to do this.

When I saw last week's challenge, I was initially baffled.  I don't have any "tall" greetings.  I was putting some scraps away, when I saw a greeting in a Christmas Simply Scrappin' kit.  It was too large for this project, but it reminded me that I had a kit that might work.  Sure enough, I had "Sunshine Garden" from YEARS ago while I was a demo.  I used it for a monthly Stamp Club project, but it has been stashed away ever since.  One of the die cuts was this simple greeting:  hi.  It's really tall!  As long as I had the kit out, I decided to use it for the rest of the card.  The card base is garden green.  I love the textured so saffron card stock...miss that stuff!  I used my Sizzix scallop circle die to cut some dsp.  The strip is another sticker.  After adding brads from "Spare Parts" I popped the entire panel up with dimensionals.  No stamps; no ink.  

That got me thinking...maybe I can create other cards with this kit, using no stamps.  After all, how will I ever use up my old supplies if I only make one card from a package every now and then?  I didn't have any more of those fun large greetings, but several stickers did the trick.  Here we go...

This one has more stickers: the white and baja strip, the large yellow flower, the small scallop circle, and the friend rectangle.  The rest is cut from the kit's dsp.  Again, I added brads.  Not bad.

Finally, this week's ketch...posted TODAY!  Good grief!  It's weird doing a challenge so quickly!  LOL  This card uses the most stickers, as I filled the whisper white layer with flowers and leaves. Both sentiment details are also stickers.  I used my corner rounder punch...and brads again.  By using the same supplies, these cards came together quickly. 

I cut 2 other card bases from the baja breeze.  I think I will be able to finish off this kit soon if I am diligent about it...perhaps before March.  I told myself that I can't buy pretty new paper until I use up some of My Stash.  

I just know some of you can relate!
Thanks for stopping by!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Kim, these cards are so pretty. Love the color scheme and so many bold pieces.

  2. Such delicate muted colors on these wonderful layouts, Kim!

  3. I love this idea ink-free! I gotta try it! Nicely done!

  4. That's such a good idea for a challenge! I find I stamp on everything!! And I have my Scan N Cut and my Cuttlebug and access to my moms Cricut and I still stamp on everything! I might have to challenge myself not to!

  5. Super cards, Kim! I love your paper choice - I think I still have some of this somewhere in my stash! Those sketches are the best - great job!

  6. Fantastic job on these! I make deals with myself, too.

  7. Love the tall letters card so much, and this color combo you used on these cards is so nice. You are always inspiring me to see things in a new way!