It's been about eight months since I started with this paper-crafting obsession. And I find myself always learning something new: a technique, a cool new tool, a new stamping or crafting supply company, a new embellishment.
For fun, here is my first card attempt.
It was a pull out gift card and I remember thinking "I made hand cut grass - this is tedious - isn't there a tool for that?" My second thought "Uh oh - I'm turning into a paper crafts tool junkie. Scissors to fringe the grass is NOT necessary"
To keep myself accountable and give myself a deadline, I try to play along with a few of my challenges. This one was a contribution to the Sweet Stop Sketch #80. Here is the sketch as a reference.
My take? Segment an image and see how it goes ;) I sponged my white card stock to convert it into a tad vintage, added a cute scalloped border and a sentiment on the side - in case the tree was not "festive" enough. Twine & buttons are my favorite embellishments thus far.
I never think anything about it when I enter a challenge, since it is about the fun while creating process. So when I received a comment from Korin, owner of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, that she had featured my card on the Sweet Sketch Stop Challenge blog, I was just stunned - didn't know what to say. Lil' tiny old me?
Anyways - if you haven't had a chance to check out the Sugar Babies, they make some beautiful creations. Hop over and leave some blog love!
But most importantly - to all you new crafters - it's a growing process! So keep at it. Practice makes perfect after all.