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!