Ryann and I are sharing Tuesday duties, I'll be doing the first and last Tuesday of the month, and Ryann is doing the two in the middle of the month. We wanted our theme to encompass scrapbooking supplies since the majority of cardmakers here are scrapbookers so....
Today's project is simply using strips of extra cardstock. We've all got those narrow strips that we cut off, never to see the light of day again. Here's your chance to use them!
The twist: use ONLY scraps (yes you can cut them to size), no cutting into a fresh piece of CS. Second twist: make it textural either by adding texture to your BG, or raise up parts of your design by making a thicker or using foam dots, etc.
If you are collecting points for the team challenge, the points are:
*Create a card based on the challenge: 2 points *Apply the twist to your card: 1 point *PLUS: create the card AND use BOTH of the twists for a bonus of FIVE points!
Completion bonus: complete at least one card for ALL the CARDtober challenges for a COMPLETION BONUS of FIFTY points.
linda - Beautiful - and what a great idea I think I am going to try this technique I don't use my folders often enough MichyM - Your cards are wonderful I can never achieve that bright modern look jjpeapea - Merry Christmas, great way to get the season of cardmaking underway. I always have a hard time using not traditional Christmas colors, yours is great.
MichyM, your cards are gorgeous. You have a way of making whatever you do look so professional. Thank you for the challenge. I love using scraps and don’t often think of just making strips. I hope to scraplift your cards.
Linda, I love purple so your card really speaks to me. I love the embossing folder you used and the way it makes the strips look like all one piece. Beautiful calligraphy on your sentiment.
jjpeapea, your card is so sweet. I love all the Christmasy designs on your strips. I love the shape of your Merriest Christmas sentiment. Is that a punch or did you just cut it. I am impressed that your skinny JOY is doubled and looks so perfect. I struggle to double those very thin fonts. Beautiful Christmas card.
azcrafty, you have a lot of texture on this floating strips card. It think that counts as the twist. I love the design and the lovely colors on this card. Perfect sympathy card. You have love in the gallery.
scrapnnana, I love your Halloween card. The strips with the embossing are a great background for your cute black cat and inked edge sentiment. Love that little rhyme! Your bats are delightful. Totally cute and spooky card. This will brighten someone's Halloween.
I am running out of room to post on my Flickr acct so I have grouped my cards together to save space. The first one is for this challenge. I am afraid the embossing folder was a little too much texture. Next time I think I would emboss only the circle or the background, but not both.