For the past year I have been participating in many challenges that others have been putting out there and thinking to myself, what kind of a challenge could I put out there? If your like me, I'm sure you have a few scraps laying around just waiting to be used up. So with that being said, and Susan's inspiration I decided to do my own 'Go Green Challenge'.
This is the card I came up with using some of those scraps in the picture above. I also decided to use this week's SCS sketch challenge as my starting point. The only thing that did not come out of my scrap box was the 8x8 piece of Bordering Blue CS. I even gave the ugly copper brads that I hate and never use, a new look by turning them into brown brads to match my color scheme. Here is how I did that: With a needle nose pliers grasp onto the brad feet and heat the top (head) with your heat gun for about 30-45 seconds so it it really hot. Then quickly dip the brad into colored embossing powder and gently tap of any excess powder. Heat brad again (about 5 seconds) to melt the powder onto the brad but DO NOT OVER HEAT. Let cool for about 30 seconds while still clamped in needle nose before setting down. There you go! Any color brad any time!
Are you ready to take on my 'Go Green Challenge' ?
Here is the challenge: Go to your scrap drawer, file, bin or wherever you keep your scraps and start pulling some of them out. You can use as many scraps as you like for your card or project, but use them first before you cut into anything new!
Have fun, I can't wait to see what you turn your scraps into!
To participate in the challenge and be entered in a drawing, make a card using your scraps and upload it either to your blog, or to an online gallery.
Post a link to your card to this blog entry as a comment. Please add your entry# to it. I will draw a winner on Tuesday at 9:00am.
If you upload your card to your splitcoast gallery, don’t forget to add - GGC1 in the keyword section. That way we can all look at them at once.