Thursday, March 13, 2008

I had good intentions, really I did...

I started out this card fully intending to do the SCS Ways to Use It challenge for today, which was to only use patterned paper, no cardstock, except for the card base. Well... you can see how it ended up. It just didn't work, I hardly had any time, so I went in a different direction. Tell me what you think! (Sorry the photo is not the best. I find it's hard to accurately photograph the rub-ons since they tend to reflect a little light no matter what I do.)

This card features all rub-ons from the Sale-a-Bration set - no stamping. Not much time left to get these so you better hurry! I really love that they have the chocolate chip in this set, which is not true for the ones in the catalog.

The dot paper for the scalloped strip comes from the Scenic Route Ashville collection. I applied the flower and word rub-ons to one end and then scalloped one side with my corner rounder punch. For the blue flowers I applied the rub-ons to a solid portion of a floral print in the same collection and then cut out.

The problem came when I realized that the chocolate chip totally didn't match the brown that was used in the floral print. That was when I abandoned ship and just used the panel of chocolate chip cardstock. The rest of the card is mostly one large white rub-on, except for the large flower in the lower right - I added that separately. Then the blue flowers are mounted on dimensionals.

I just love these rub-ons. They are so quick and easy to apply, and I think they really make a statement. Tip of the day: Just watch out that you don't accidentally press down on the rub-on sheet before you're ready to apply, because they will start to come off with not too much pressure from a finger or two.


Anonymous said...

personally, I think it is awesome...looks fun... tfs Soni B

Joan and Amy said...

Maybe you didn't totally stick to the challenge....but it's still a wonderful card!!! That's the thing I like best about the challenges....I begin with good intentions sometimes, but the creative juices just start flowing somewhere's all good in the end. Joan