Sunday, May 31, 2009

The $2 Challenge!

Hi all! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! I had a chance to steal away for a bit to stamp Sunday - but before I hit the stamp room - I surfed a bit. You see.... I had bought the stamps below as an impulse item when I was in the check out lane at Michaels. You know those bins full of dollar stamps they have right near the register? Well, I buckled. I've had these cuties for a couple weeks now and have just stared at them wondering what to do with them!

Instead of continuing to stare, I decided to follow in a friend of mine's footsteps! Laura Fredrickson takes time on the weekend to do just what I did. She surfs and picks up a few sketches then hits her stamp room to create a set of coordinating cards using the sketches. She calls it her Weekend Sketch Set! So... Laura.. here's my take on it!


CARD #1

I started with this sketch first, courtesy of a site I had never been to before - The Sketch Lover Card Sketches!


Before I even stamped my first image, I did pick out one color of ink (really old pigment ink pad from Anna Griffin) and a pile of scraps that color coordinated and I just stuck with that. My decorative paper scraps were from Prima, K & Company and Crate Paper. The ribbon is May Arts and the ribbon slides are a part of a new collection from Flourishes called Finishing Touches! The little clip is from Stampin' Up. From there, it really is just cutting paper and layering it up like the sketch!


CARD #2

This next card uses the latest sketch from Card Positioning Systems -- AKA CPS!


I thought this was a really fun and different sketch and I had a ton of fun adding some piercing and sewing on my card. Again, I used the same supplies mentioned above, stamping my bird on a scrap, cutting him out and then popping him up with a bit of foam tape.

CARD #3







And, my last card sketch came courtesy of the gals over at Our Creative Corner! I just thought this sketch was original. I've never made a card quite like this --- but I had fun! This time, I added faux self stick pearls to the edges of each of the strips.

So, there you have it folks! My weekend stamping fun! While I completely admire Laura's ability to knock out a card set each weekend, it might take me a few months to try this again! I'll need to hit the dollar bin before I tackle an entire set again! :-)

Happy Monday!




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