I am so happy you've chosen to spend some time with me today! I do have a card to share with you today; but before I get started with that, I wanted to tell you all about a new feature I'm adding to the blog here.
I've decided to add a bi-weekly challenge here for you all to share what you create. I love seeing what other people are doing out there in the crafting world. I get so much inspiration from other crafters and I hope by having these challenges, it will inspire you to stretch your creativity muscles as well and to be inspired as well.
I would love to have a few people willing to be on a design team for me just to provide inspiration for those who wish to participate in the challenge. The whole challenge thing is new to me as a blog owner, so I hope you would be willing to work with me a little while I figure it out! If you're interested in being part of the first design team, please put DT by your submission in the link up below.
In addition right now, the challenge is "just for fun" Unfortunately, I am not able to provide prizes at this time. If you are interested in possibly being a sponsor for future prizes, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ok, so now that we have the introductory stuff out of the way, shall we get to the first challenge?!
Since September is often known as "Stamp"tember, for this first challenge, you can create anything you like as long as your project features at least one stamp. Feel free to use more; but at least one! (For this challenge, no digi stamps, please!)
Before I go, we do have to talk about a few rules. There aren't a lot, after all, I don't want to stifle your creativity by any means! I will list them here, or you can read them by accessing the tab at the top of the page.
1. You may use any stamp company or product you like. Digi stamps/ rubber stamps are acceptable, unless otherwise specified.
2. Your project must be a Papercraft project of some kind: card, ATC, scrapbook layout, altered notebook, note holder etc
3. No backlinks!
4.You may enter up to 3 entries as long as they are all different.
5. Feel free to combine this challenge with as many others as you wish.
6. Not an actual rule; but if you would like to leave a comment on the two entries before your own, I am sure they would be much appreciated!
7. Please provide a link back to the challenge here.
Now, for my inspiration for you: I created a card using a fun stamp from Hero Arts and Basic Grey called "Sweet Threads Spirals" I stamped it on Neenah solar white 110lb card stock in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with white powder. I used my mini distress blenders to create an embossed resist background. I LOVE this color combination! I was so pleased with the the bright cheery results!
For the "hello" sentiment at the bottom, I used Hero Arts "hello" and coordinating die cut. I stamped the top one in archival black ink and then die cut it. I then cut 3 more plain ones in white card stock and then stacked them all together to make a faux chipboard element. Then I added the small sentiment underneath. Finally, I added some some clear sequins in random places along the background for a bit of fun and bling!
This challenge will run until Sept 20th. Thank you again!