Sunday, April 29, 2012

Get Creative Card Challenge: Spots

Supplies: card base (Yours Truly for Archivers), yellow paper (American Crafts), green paper (3 Bugs in a Rug), kangaroo sticker (Doodlebug Design), banner stickers & mini alphabet stickers (Lily Bee Design), polka dot stickers (Bella Blvd), ink (Clearsnap), corner rounder (Creative Memories), twine (household natural twine).

This month one of the card challenges at Get Creative is to make a card using stickers.  I love stickers, so this challenge really appealed to me.  I ended up making not one but two cards.  Both feature animals, and one has a "spots" theme, while the other has a "stripes" theme.  The card in this post (pictured above) is the "spots" card; the "stripes" card is in a separate post.

I used green patterned paper that has a subtle, tone-on-tone polka dotted pattern.  To play up the polka dots, I randomly layered round, orange stickers over the green dots.  My idea for the dots was based on an idea from Helen Tilbury.  She used the dots from "i" and "j" stickers to make confetti.  I did that as well, but I took it one step further and used the circles from inside round letter/number stickers (for example, "a" and "6") to make the larger bits of confetti.

The orange circles on my card came from Bella Blvd alpha-numeric stickers.  When I use these stickers on layouts, I sometimes I include the inner circles, as you can see with the letters "d" and "a" on the old layout reposted above.

Other times, however, I do not use the inner circles, as with the letter "p," on the old layout reposted above.  Since I don't like to throw away unused supplies, I was happy to be able to use these left over circles on my kangaroo card.

The kangaroo and the confetti circles were not the only stickers that I used on this card.  I also used banner stickers and mini letter stickers to fashion my sentiment.

Additional supplies for inside of card: earth and sentiment stickers (Lily Bee Design), balloon sticker (Basic Grey), pen (Creative Memories).

I also used stickers to decorate the inside of the card, leaving white space at the top so that I could write a message.  I mailed this card to a friend last week.  I hope she will like it!


Ann said...

These turned out really great Denise. I love how you use every little bit of your supplies. It really takes lots of thought to keep scrapbooking from being to wasteful - especially with stickers. Congratulations.

Channa said...

great card and lovely layouts denice!thank you for joining us at get creative. channa

Samantha Wright said...

Great card and fab layouts!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Great post Denise! And thanks so much for mentioning me and linking up - I really appreciate that!!

Irini said...

Fabulous card Denise...I also love love your layouts!!
thanks so much for joining us at Get Creative!

Denise Price said...

@ Helen: I will ALWAYS give credit where credit is due! :)

eudokia said...

amazing work!!thank you for joining us at gc!

baileyrosy said...

Thank you for sharing with us at get Creative this beauty. Love the great colours and design.


EFI said...

Hello Denise! Your card is gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Get Creative!

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Denise, you are so creative and you make such beautiful projects. I love your "spots" idea, really beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at Get Creative!