It's time for another weekly challenge at Our Creative Corner again. Lori Rider, of the Diva Stamper, is hosting this week, and it's a super fun theme! It's a "What Not to Stamp Card Makeover" challenge. Lori says, "I love watching makeovers on TV, and we're going to adapt the makeover concept for this week's challenge. When I look back on those cards I made when I first started stamping, I cringe. What was I thinking? Well, we all had to start somewhere. That's where the challenge comes in! First go hunt through your photos and find one of those old cringe-worthy cards, but then choose one or two things about it that you DO like and use those on a new card. Maybe it’s the layout, the colors, a technique you used... anything is fair game. The only catch is you have to show us the old card so we can see how far you’ve come!"
This challenge is so super cool, and you need to check out all the Design Team's redos, as well as welcome our newbies!!!
Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson- It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
After last weeks embarrassing failure of a card and this week's theme, I thought why not!!! I hate that card, but I took what I did like about it, which was the the blue and yellow inked goodness (ink conflux) on the embossed floral paper, and went with that again on this new card (card redux). I am much more satisfied now, and like my new card very much, despite it being a sympathy card :0(.
|Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink were rubbed onto the craft sheet and then misted with water.|
|The paper was dipped into the ink.|
|More ink was added on the coordinating parts of the paper, and then wiped off of the embossed areas. The script image was stamped in Mustard Seed on the yellow areas and the blue areas in Salty Ocean. It shows up so well.|
|The card was cut into 3 parts, and all the edges distressed.|
|Distress Paper was sanded and inked in Walnut Stain. The inked paper was added and stitched around.|
|I am submitting this card to The Stamp Man's Challenge of "Anything Goes: Summer Color".|
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!