It is the 28th and that means a new group is posting their cards today. It is a group that I organized on SCS along with a bit of inspiration and nudging from my friends Kelly and Jeanette. The name of the group is Challenge Your Stash!
The premise is to create a card or something else that uses only items that are in your own stamp room--nothing new is to be purchased. The hostess each month posts their challenge to the group by the 5th of the month and the card is due to be posted on the 28th. The challenges can be a color challenge or a sketch challenge or a technique challenge or a combination. Then, each person in the group--there are currently 15 of us--creates their card with their own image, their own papers, their own embellishments with their own supplies--using up items from their own stash! The card can be for any occasion and each person is encouraged to send the card on its way to someone so it can be admired. It is a way for us to step out of the box a bit and create something that follows a challenge--isn't that what a challenge is supposed to be. And--no money is spent as all items are to be already available in each of own stamping spaces--Easy Peasy!
I posted the first challenge for our group and it was a color challenge--use Black, White and Silver on your card. I made an anniversary card by using a Gina K stamp that I am not sure has ever been inked up. I embossed the image with silver and layered over silver vellum. The anniversary theme is carried over to the inside with Happy Anniversary silver ribbon.
Here is the inside of my card:
If you check some of the blogs on my sidebar, you may find others who have posted their cards today. There may be more posted in the thread on SCS, so you might want to check out the link here. We also have a keyword for the SCS Gallery--it is CYSJAN. You might see many cards there is you do a search.
I hope you enjoyed my card and I know I am excited to check out what my other hoarders, I mean stash reducer have made! Thanks for stopping by today!
Image/Sentiment: Gina K ~ Always and Forever Set
Cardstock: Recollections 110# White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum; Silver Metallic Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Versamark
Accessories: Gina Marie Designs Cross Stitched Ovals; SU Silver Embossing Powder, Ticket Corner Punch; Black and Silver Ribbon; Happy Anniversary Ribbon