It has been ages since I participated in a challenge, any challenge. If you need to be motivated or just can't find your creativity, a Challenge just may do the trick. I know they really help me because I find myself reaching for the same colors and using the same sketch way too much.
So today's card uses this week's Sketch Challenge on the Stampin Addicts web site. If you aren't familiar with Stampin Addicts, it is a Stampin' Up! Only (Non Demos and Demos) website with forums and a gallery and a positive attitude. If you have time, I would encourage you to check it out.
I loved this sketch because it is so different from the norm. And it was easy to create!
- The border was stamped with one of the three borders in the Borderlines stamp set. This is a set that is easily overlooked in the catalog (pg. 148) because it looks like a Wheel.
- The designer paper was cut by using the Big Shot and Perfect Pennants Bigz die
- The image was stamped on Watercolor paper, then cut out and attached with dimensionals
- The Paper Piercer was used to add a circle around the center circle. I just eyeballed it.
Stamps: Borderlines (wm 122640; cm 122642); Always Thankful (wm 123787; cm123789) from Holiday Mini
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron cardstock; Watercolor Paper; Paisley Petals dsp
Ink: Black Stazon, So Saffron; Stampin' Up! markers
Other: Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Bigz die; Buttons, Linen Thread; Paper Piercer, dimensionals, Aquapainter; 2 1/2" Circle Punch
Have a wonderful weekend!