Shelli who? Shelli Gardner of course, Stampin' Up's Cofounder and CEO. Now, I have never had the pleasure of meeting Shelli but I enjoy reading her blog and I am so inspired by what she has achieved.
Shelli has a creative challenge on her blog each month and this month she has come to my rescue with her challenge. I am helping at Foxolicious (a stamping and scrapping fun day) on the 17th of October, this is a fundraiser for our local Cancer House, a cause that is very close to my heart. My contribution is a make and take, now I have to admit to feeling challenged by the thought of preparing 100 makes and takes!
Stampin' Up! has very generously agreed to supply over $500.00 worth of retired product for us to auction - how awesome is that! Now I need to step up to the plate with my contribution.
I want people to take home something they like but I need to keep the project simple, after all there will be 100 people wanting to do this and I only have one of most things! This is where Shelli's challenge comes in, it is to make something using only stamps, ink and paper. I have taken this one step further - the dreaded single layer card LOL. I had to remind myself that every layer I added was 100 more items to cut - the thought of a multi layered card scared the living daylights out of me and gave me the boost I needed to get creative.
People need to learn something though, a quick stamp on a piece of cardstock is hardly enlightning in any way. The card I have come up with uses minimal supplies, however I am hoping everyone will leave with a greater understanding of the basic elements we use in cardmaking.
This card uses the fabulous Friends 24/7 set, I have incorporated second generation stamping, sponging, colouring with a blender pen using the lid of a pad and partial stamping of an image.
This is where you, my readers come in. Please tell me that this is suitable, I feel stingy using only 1 sheet of cardstock! (Feel free to let me know if it does appear stingy though).
Stamps: Friends 24/7
Cardstock: Sahara Sand
Ink: Sahara Sand, Basic Brown
Accessories: Blender Pen, Sponge Dauber