I made this card for Embellish Parties Color Challenge. Sorry the photo’s a little wonky.. I think it looks off because it was taken at a bit of an angle. Oh well. Next time will have to get hubby to help.
This was my first color challenge. Normally I shy away from color challenges because I don’t have a lot of ink colors but this one was pretty straightforward since it used the simple primary color of red, with black, white and kraft. I would have loved to use some kraft but I don’t even have any of that!
It is also my submission for Practical Scrappers’ Floss, Fibers, and Ribbon Challenge. I use ribbon all the time but this was the first time I tried to use a “fiber.” The balloon strings are actually made from an old cashmere thread/yarn that came with a sweater I bought years ago.
For Stamping Vacation’s April PICK 3 Challenge, I picked:
-Use black, ivory and one other color and only those colors for everything on the card – I used red.
-Do any type of dry embossing – I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the balloons.
-Do something that can be real or faux and do it either way (like sewing) – I sewed on the button.. by hand!
For Scrappy Frog’s Pick 3 Challenge, I picked:
– No coloring – rarely do I ever color
– Something recycled — the thread from an old cashmere sweater
This is also my entry for Fab ‘n’ Funky’s Get It All Out Challenge. I love this challenge because it reflects how I feel about card-making. As much as I crave new products from Papertrey Ink and Cosmo Cricket, I really feel it is better to use what I already have. Otherwise, my craft cabinet threatens to take over the house! For this challenge, I dug out the first stack of patterned paper I ever bought and used the black and white type pattern which I have never used before. I also used a button for the first time. I’ve had these buttons for years and years — I got them as part of an auction box back when I lived in North Dakota. I can’t believe I’ve had them for that long and never used them. Crazy!
This is also one of my entries for Paper Sundaes’ 14th Challenge to have a card with no people. This is super easy for me because I never include people on my card.. not really my style, not to mention I don’t have any people stamps.
Also one of my entries for Penny’s Paper-Crafty Anything Goes Challenge — it doesn’t get any easier than that!