Today I covered two challenges with one card, Papertrey Pals (see the details here:) http://www.papertreypals.blogspot.com/
and Clean and Simple Stamping (See their details here:)http://cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com/.
Papertrey Pals Challenge #13 was to create a card using a stamp you have never, ever used before and Clean and Simple Stamping is celebrating their 100th sketch. Whoo Hoo! So, first I dug through my PTI stamps and found the Fruitful set. I just got this in a trade with Lorin (PTI name). I envisioned using it with my jar set, but it is really scaled too large for that. I do love those pretty, colorful fruit images and just had not yet figured out how to work them into a card. I also used two sentiments that I had never inked up yet. The sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping was very easy to picture as a card. Not so eash for me to execute though. Turns out stamping Pure Poppy on white cardstock evenly and without any smudges is not something I am very good at. For a Clean and Simple card, I ended up using up 3 pieces of white cardstock and it is still not "perfect". I used the strawberry images as the scallop in the picture and the Thank You sentiment as the ribbon. After I messed up so many times, I was really worried about running it through my cuttlebug with the linen impression plate. Thank goodness it worked and nothing smeared. I feel good that I finally used my fruitful set, but think it will be a long time before I use it again stamped so many times on one piece of cardstock. Too much opportunity to make a mess.
Paper: PTI White
Stamps: Fruitful, Fillable Frame #6, Signature Greetings
Ink: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, True Black
Accessories: Backside of the Linen impression plate