Friday, August 28, 2009

Inspired by Shelli

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


Clarissa Imamura said...

I don't think using one sheet is stingy at all, especially because your card is so beautiful! I'm tempted to get this stamp set!


Anonymous said...

This card is beautiful and I would enjoy receiving a card like this. Love the detail around the framed edge!

Anonymous said...

I think your card is great. Using a single layer to create such a very pretty card should be inspirational. Often I want to make a card, have no idea what to do, go on line to get an idea and walk away. All the cards are layered, ribboned, etc. thanks for showing us creative stamping is still a good way to make a card!

Kelly said...

It's a lovely card Lyn and I think it's a great way to showcase the art o fStamping. Well done!

Anita Kleinjan said...

This card is beautiful. 100 people don't want to wait to make there card, so while you may feel stingy, look at it from another presepective, people will thank you for not making it too complicated, because they want to finish their card. Totally suitable and it's simplicity!! has inspired me. Anita

'Moments' Baby Scrapbooking said...

I think its gorgeous!
Not stingy looking at all. Agree with the other posts.
Even uncrafty people will love making this - not too hard.
Well done!