Darnell at djkardkreations is having another NBUS Challenge. NBUS stands for Never Before Used Schtuff. You can read all about it here.
My NBUS item is the 6x6 inch wood grained card base I made for this Thinking Of You card. My card base started its life as a 12x12 sheet of very heavy weight DP that came in a DCWV DP paper pad. It is heavier in fact, than most cardstock! I cut every sheet from the pad in two and then scored and folded each one to create a variety of 6x6 cards.
I already had my Thinking of you image stamped on kraft card and coloured with an assorted variety of pencil crayons...just regular cheap kids pencil crayons,blended with paper stumps and Gamsol.
I also wanted enter my card over at Di's Pixies Crafty Workshop. Di has recently revamped her rules to allow for a two week challenge, with one entry per person. Di's challenge is so much fun and to celebrate her "revamp", I am going to try to make my entries over there true snippets cards. In other words, cards that are made completely from snippets, other than the base card and envelope.
With this in mind, I rifled through my DP snippets collection and pulled out three clear envelopes full of possibilities. I pulled out a fairly large piece of Echo Park Style Essentials brown damask, and chose some smaller snippets for the fishtail banners. The green striped DP is AC Merry, the blue starry snippet s is Bo Bunny Dear Santa, and the green starry DP is Doodle Bug Here Comes Santa Claus. Now I know this isn't a Xmas card, but I liked these colours and stars can just be stars, methinks!
Even the beige shimmery mat is a snippet. I had quite a time figuring out the manufacturer but think it is from a DCWV neutrals mat stack, as it is adhesive ready...just pull off the backing and voila!
I did add a little clear Gelly Roll pen over the North, South, East, West to the right of the tree, and then dabbed a few dots here and there amidst the branches.
I tied a some brown jute around the banners, added a trio of jewels, and called it a day.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Darnell's NBUS Challenge #8 - use a |NBUS item & optional theme of use coloured pencils on kraft
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
3. Crafty Calendar - Something New ( my 12x12 paper pad which I cut up into 6x6 cards)