Thursday, August 13, 2009

Use it Challenge #22

It has been a while since I have played along and I have missed these fun challenges. This weeks challenge goes like this:
  • Try a new can be an old technique, but one you have not tried.
  • Use a virgin stamp.
  • Use papers you have never used before.
I spend some of my leisure time surfing the internet, and I see lots of inspiring techniques and don't really find the time to try them out. I thought this was a great challenge. I also have lots of stamps and papers that I have purchased, but have never even used. This challenge seemed like a perfect fit for me!

Here is the card that I created for this challenge. I had the sticker left over from a project that I was working on, so I figured that I would 'use it'!

The technique that I tried was to make a faux window in the front of my card to hold the sticker, but I wanted to use a set of Nestabilities dies with my Cuttlebug, which is something I have not tried yet.

On our store blog last week, we showed how to make a bling swirl using a transparency and Stickles. Someone suggested just doing it directly on paper, so I tried that as well. It turned out beautifully.

I also added Stickles to the limes on the sticker for a bit more sparkle. I hand stitched the border around the front of the card. The paper is a from a line I have not used yet. It is the Pink Paislee's Facinating line. It was the perfect colour for the sticker.

Inside the card I used a 'not so new, but never used' stamp to add the sentiment. It says 'Sending Sunny Thoughts'. I used another set of Nestabilities dies to create the background for my stamped verse.

I am thrilled with the end result and happy that I could play along again. Thanks Julie for a great challenge. I even have the perfect person (people) to sent this card to.


  1. This is terrific! I love your faux window and explanation. I am so glad yo found inspiration and that you were able to participate :)

  2. awesome cards friend!! glad you had the chance to play a bit :0

  3. This is beautful girl, I got to get back to these now that I am home! :)

  4. Oh I luuuurve it! Gotta get on this one, 10 days without scrapping eeeek...the horror of it all......