Thursday, September 1, 2011

For the love of School Supplies

Bugaboo stamps recently celebrated 400 followers on Crafters Digital Art Center (CDAC) by sharing a couple wonderful freebies -- thank you! -- and I decided to have my own celebration & make a card with them for Bugaboo's Wacky Wednesday Challenge at CDAC.

I had lots of inspiration for this card, best explained with a bulleted list:

  1. Bugaboo CDAC Wacky Wednesday Challenge #17
    • Paper-Piercing: I used nine papers to paper-piece the two images (didn't seem like so many, really! I used mostly scraps)
    • Faux Stitching: I digitally designed the background pieces with dotted lines, so all I had to do was poke out the holes with my awl & draw the faux stitching with a dark green gel pen
  2. Sketch n Stash #69
    • I rotated the sketch 90 degrees counter-clockwise
    • Neglected stash: I used some graph-themed and patterned papers plus keyboard-letter brads I've been saving for quite some time
  3. Use it Tuesday Challenge #14
    • Back to School theme
    • Hoarded supplies: I ventured into the attic & rescued some very cool paper: a sheet of actual Crayola-brand crayon wrappers that my husband got for me at a local printer's

Inspiration:
Sketch n Stash #69
Use it Tuesday Challenge #14: Back to School
Bugaboo Wacky Wednesday CDAC Challenge #17: Paper-Piercing & Faux Stitching

Stamps: CDAC 400 Follower Freebies by Bugaboo Stamps, Verve Stamps, the Paper Studio

Paper: Hammermill, Core'dinations, Recollections, Five&Dime
Tools: Tim Holtz paper distresser, awl, Fiskars papercutter & punch, MS scissors, Marvy punch & heat tool, Recollections punch, HP printer & ink, Adobe InDesign
Other: Tacky glue, Elmer's gel pen, stash twine, Around the Block brads, Stampendous embossing powder, Versamark watermark ink

4 comments:

Haven_mom4 said...

Love the crayon wrapper paper. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday-Haven DT

Chrissie said...

Such a fabulous card and I love what you did with our sketch!
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
lol Chrissie xx

~@ngie~ said...

such a fantastic card... I love the image & the papers :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good Luck :)

hugz Angie xXx

papillon said...

what a great card! love how you combined the background papers and how their colors pop! and what a great work on coloring the stamps! a perfect entry for our Use It Tuesday challenge! thanks for playing along :)))