One of my favorite ways to be instantly inspired to make a card is by doing a “one sheet wonder” challenge (where you cut a piece of 8.5×11 or 12×12 patterned paper into various sized pieces).
These cards weren’t specifically from a one sheet wonder, but I did get the idea to cut the pieces in half this way from that kind of challenge.
The pink-ish paper is one that was given to me in a swap (it’s hand colored and embossed).
I love the juxtaposition of the really bold background papers and the very vintage/muted styling of these Tim Holtz die-cuts.
By the way…The shadows underneath the dress-form are real. You’ve seen cards I’ve made where I’ve only glued down the center and rolled up the edges of the die-cut to give it dimension. This one is essentially in this style, but it wasn’t done on purpose.
You see, the die-cut had fallen on the floor at some point and I rolled over it with my chair (on carpet). It was practically boat-shaped, but neither torn nor dirty. So, I glued her down and I’m thrilled with the result! Waste not, want not :-).
Since the Simon Says Stamp challenge for this week’s Monday Challenge is “Birds of a Feather”, I’ll be submitting the second of these cards there.
I really enjoy looking through the submissions to these uber-popular challenges and seeing submissions made to look specifically for multiples (such as the MFT sketch with the SSS theme). If I were better at planning, I’d totally do this, but my reality is that I’m working with a lot of really random bits and bobs and I’m lucky if I can find the right stuff to make a card that works for a single challenge. In this specific case, I made the cards without any thought to the challenges running and it was all luck that I made a card that fits it :-). And I’m very cool with that, haha.
By the way, don’t forget that my Giveaway is still open until Jan 31, 2018!
Also, I’m starting to think about which 3 cards I’ve made in January to offer for my February Giveaway, so leave a comment if you have a favorite!