Sunday, April 29, 2018

Keep Looking Up!

This is my card for the April Challenge Your Stash group on SCS.  This is our 16th month of de-stashing--we are well into year #2!

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 and the card is due to be posted on the 28th. Each person in the group 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.

Sue posted our April challenge--April Showers Bring May Flowers ~ Use flowers and/or showers.

I went with a couple of coordinating stamp sets from The Stamps of Life and also used the matching die set.  I love this stamp and die set--it is perfect for the April Showers!  I colored the rainbow with my Copics and used the die to cut out the image.  I also cut out another set of clouds to add to the rainbow.  I layered the rainbow on an embossed panel, using the Stampin' Up Cloudy Days embossing folder. I punched the sentiment out with a Stampin' Up punch and layered over a red ribbon.  A few pearls finished the card.

This was a fun card to make--thanks Sue for a fun challenge to use items in my stash!


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 or yesterday or in the next day or so.  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 CYSAPR.  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 reducers have made!  Thanks for stopping by today!  For May, Pansy is up and we will find out her theme soon.  Be sure to check back to see what we create on the 28th!

Image/Sentiment:  The Stamps of Life Rainbow 2 and Sayings 4 Rainbow Stamp Sets

Cardstock: Recollections 110# White, Stampin' Up Real Red, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Stampin' Up Real Red; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Cloudy Days Embossing Folder, punch; Copic Markers; White Pearls


kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful cheerful and colourful card Barb - love your rainbow, and how you have interpreted the challenge

terry serman said...

Love the bold bright colors! Your sentiment is great!