Friday, August 12, 2011

Back to School Blogger's Challenge

This Week's Blogger's Challenge was to create a Back-to-School type of card. I really struggled with this -- in my stash of thousands of stamps, I have only a few school-related items.This forced me to think outside the box -- but I am pleased with the results.

The card here uses Club Scrap stamps on the front of the file folder using the Vellum Sentiments Technique from the August 2011 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I really wanted a collaged look for the background,so I used a combination of stickers, ribbons, transparencies and stamps to get the look I wanted. I really had to dig deep into my scrapbooking stash with this challenge to find just the right accents!

I thought it would be fun to add a sentiment inside the little file folder, here:
Feel free to play along in the challenge this week by adding your entry to the links below. And make sure that you take a peek through the other challenge entries -- they are always great!

7 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

I love all the thought that went into your card! It's a masterpiece.

Linda Monroe said...

Love all the embellishments and accents.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful card, Pat...with high expectations. Terrific.

Ida said...

What a great mix of stamps/papers to create a wonderfully unique back to school card. I like this a lot.

BarbaraW said...

Fabulous card. Love the vellum and the background collage is wonderful.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Great card, Pat! Terrific embellishments and those sentiments are wonderful! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful BTS card, love the vellum overlay and the added file folder!