But first, The Studio challenge for this week (they are kind of related). This weeks challenge was to use a recycled item on a card. I had 2 ideas for this challenge. Here is my 'official' entry for the challenge:
Can you tell what the recycled thing is? It's that grid paper. It's the packaging from a K & Co. product. I've used this stuff before. I love the pattern and the color. I ran it through a die cutter (not just any die cutter, my beloved Big Shot :) to cut the shape:
and here's a close up:
When I tell you I am in love with that Big Shot, it's an understatement. (I used it for the bracket shape, the flowers and the buttons on this card.) I know die cutting is far from new to the world of scrapbooking and cardmaking. I wonder why it took me so long to discover it? While I love my Silhouette I am loving the ease at which I can just cut a shape with the B.S. No plugs, no computer, no software, no dull blades. Just crank the handle. So satisfying :)
Scrap With V), you could win this too! Just let me know if you play along by leaving me a comment here telling me you did. I'll draw a winner in 2 weeks - when the next card challenge goes up.
Have a great Sunday!