- I have numbered all of my stamp sets, and using the random number generator, assigned sets for the next few weeks - so no favouring on my part, and no chance of just picking the easy ones!
- I have excluded all sentiment sets, except for holiday ones - my sentiment sets see a *lot* of ink, and truly - they are too limiting.
- Using the chosen set, I will create 3 all-occasion cards each week, and try my best to create one holiday card. The only exception to this rule will be when I need to do something that the day's set just can't do; creating frames around a die cut, for instance, or adding sentiments to a set that doesn't include any.
So, on to today's card!
This week the random number generator gave me Leaf Prints, from Papertrey Ink to work with. That was an easy way to start this challenge - I find this set extremely versatile and always enjoy working with it!
First, a card featuring fall colours, as this set lends itself so perfectly to that season.
You can see that I used the matching die and created a leaf to frame my sentiment. So the very first card is bending the rules - I used the Friendship Jar set to include a sentiment, since Leaf Prints doesn't include any. For this card, I used this week's Card Patterns sketch - one I used last week, and really loved! I just sort of flipped things around a little...
Next, I created a card using completely non-typical colours for my leafy background.
Again, I added the frame to my die cut, and the sentiment.
Next, I was trying for simple and masculine. It became very apparent I need to stop resisting the Terra Cotta ribbon from PTI.
I don't love this one, but you can see what I was going for... *wink*
Lastly, a holiday card. Kind of a reach, but I think it worked:
Those berries are actually bells, by the way.... *wink*
So that's what came from working with Leaf Prints. Really, all I had to add were some sentiments, but I was pleased for the most part with how everything turned out. I knew I would like this 'challenge', because I never find this set tough to work with, if I am honest!
So, do you have any sets that haven't seen enough ink? If you give this a try, I'd love to see, so be sure to leave me a comment to let me know!
I'll be back for Festive Friday - the first of 2012! - with some twists! Make sure you come check it out!