Saturday, August 29, 2015

Stamp-A-Faire 2015: Unconventional Materials Challenge

How are you holding up, Papertrey fans? Are you on crafty overload or are you reveling in having a whole day to create? A little of both? Well it's time to rally! We've reached the Unconventional Materials Challenge portion of the day. The challenge this time around is to create a card with hardware store supplies (purchased with a $10 budget). Here's what my hardware store haul looked like:

SAF Unconventional Materials Challenge - Hardware Store Haul

I picked up two different kinds of sandpaper, vinyl bumpers (the thingies you use on drawers), and a screen repair kit. And here's the card I made with those supplies. Can you find everything from my shopping trip?

SAF Unconventional Materials Challenge - Thanks A Bunch Card

I began by creating stencils with the Clouds Dies and post it notes. I sponged on a first layer of ink for my clouds and then used the screen as a secondary stencil to add a little texture. Next, I stamped the sentiment from Petite Pots in Smokey Shadow ink, barely overlapping the clouds. Then, I die cut the pots (also from Petite Pots) from the sandpaper, sponging one of them with Dark Chocolate to alter the color slightly. I also die cut the flowers and stamped them with the coordinating stamps.

SAF2015 Unconventional Materials Challenge - Thanks A Bunch Close Up

I wanted a strip of grass to ground the pots, so I die cut a strip of Simply Chartreuse with the Pinking Shears Border Die and then used the screen patches like an impression plate to add texture (I even used the same sandwich through my die cut machine). I adhered that strip to the card base and mounted the assembled potted plants with flat and foam adhesives. As a final touch, I used the vinyl bumpers to embellish the larger blooms.

What did you pick up at the hardware store? I'm excited to see how you all incorporate your hardware store goodies into your creations!

Stamps: Petite Pots (special edition Anniversary Set) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, Berry Sorbet, Ripe Avocado, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Winter Wisteria - Papertrey Ink
Other: Pinking Shears Border Die, Petite Pots Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Sandpaper; Vinyl Bumpers - Do It Best; Screen Repair Kit - Elgar Prime Line


Luvpurple said...

Love the bumpers as flower centers! Yea!

Nora Noll said...

Love all the texture on this card!! Fabulous use of the hardware supplies.

BeverlyBL said...

Yep. Those flower centers are a great idea. Really cute card.

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my gosh, AMAZING, Lizzie! Love all the unconventional materials you were able to incorporate!

Carol D said...

I absolutely LOVE your card. The "screen" printing is awesome.

Gina said...

The vinyl bumpers...ingenious!!! Love this!

DebbyH said...

Wonderful use of bumpers and sandpaper, but the real genius is using the screen repair kit for embossing! :)

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Bonnie said...

Great flowers! I love the screen prints and how you used them in two different ways! Very inventive, Lizzie!

Kathy Mc said...

Very, very clever, Lizzie! You definitely rocked this challenge using three different items ~ awesome!