When I saw this challenge, I loved the sound of it. It brought a smile to my face. When I went to complete it, that smile had turned into a frustrated frown. Why? Because the challenge was essentially to use products & a style you don’t normally use. The idea was to push our creativeness out of its comfort zone. And I tell you, my creativeness didn’t like it! Broni’s instructions: ”
Please create a card that is out of your “normal” spectrum… instead of standard size do a square… instead of a square do a circle… think outside the normal realms… Must use a stamp set that barely sees ink and use colours that are NOT your normal go to colours… let’s see what you come up with! Please ensure your card has a senitment that is NOT thank you or happy birthday or thinking of you or normal…. this is a DIFFERENT card challenge…..
And different it was! I started off ok, deciding to use colours from the Regals collection (Rose Red, Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant) – the least utilised colour collection of all 5 in my craft cubby. I then chose a rarely inked stamp set – Six Sided Sampler and it’s matching punch (Hexagon). I added in the Ribbon Border Punch, which I next to never get out of it’s hidey hole and selected a sentiment that under normal circumstances wouldn’t EVER get inked (pssst… from Happy Watercolour). I started putting it all together, only to realise that my card was … standard size. Oh oh! I’d come so far there was no going back, so I cut it down to a square and carried on my merry way. I’m not sure who I would give this card to or for what occasion, but I did it! I crafted outside of my comfort zone! Kelly x