Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SOS Challenge 41 - Sentiment or Bugaboo

It's time for another challenge over at Shopping Our Stash! This week we ask you to use a sentiment on your card. I KNOW, how much easier could it be? In keeping with the spirit of the SOS challenge blog, I thought about using a sentiment that hasn't seen ink yet, then I did it one better and used a set that hasn't seen ink yet, and it's a Bugaboo set, to boot! :)

Here's my card:

It all started with that piece of patterned paper retrieved from The Heaplet. The blue layers are SU Pacific Point. I stamped the image on a remnant of white, then cut it into a rectangle, thinking I'd put it over that die-cut oval, but it looked really bad. Then I got this idea I'd round the top edge with an oval Nestie, which I did:

But you can see I didn't do a very good job centering it. ;/ This, people, is how I get ideas for embellishments. I'd already colored her, so I was NOT starting over! I decided I needed to somehow balance the crookedness with ... something ... on the right side, so I used the skinny SU SAB ribbon and threaded it through the holes in the die-cut piece, and tied the bow.

At least it sorta looks like I meant to do that. Sorta.

This set has several sentiments, but I chose the snarkier one, of course.

Now it's YOUR turn. Go rummage in your stash and find an unloved sentiment, make a card with it, then come back to Shopping Our Stash and link us up so we can see what you've made!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. HA! i ♥LOVE♥ this one, and i have to say i didn't notice AT ALL that there was any crookedness... so clearly your clever "balancing" act worked PERFECTLY!!!! :) :) :)

  2. You always have the best sentiments and posts! I didn't notice the uneven center - you disguised it well!

  3. I always say there are no mistakes in paper crafting, only opportunities to embellish, and you proved my point perfectly with this fun card! I love that dsp with the blue flower centers!

  4. Hi Leslie, thanks for stopping by my blog. Sorry for getting the theme wrong - picked up on your challenge at Catch The Bug so not sure if it was wrong there - never mind though if I'm still eligible for this one - lucky or what! Jx


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