Wednesday, July 25, 2007

2 posts in 1 day!

I had to show you this card I did for one of the challenges on SCS. The challenge was to bathe your card in brads. When I was trying to figure out how I would add lots of brads to a card I remembered seeing in a magazine where they had made a circle on a scrapbook page with brads (it may have been Donna Downey but I'm not sure).

Then I thought why not put a brad in the scallops of a scallop punched piece? Of course, I like to hoard my supplies so this was a little hard because I had to choose what brads to use up. These ones came from the $ store so that made it much easier (is that cheating?).

I started out by stamping the octopus in black and coloring it in with watercolor pencils. Then I punched it out with my Giga scalloped punch and matted it on a Taken with Teal circle I cut with my Coluzzle. I punched the holes for the brads with a 1/8" punch through both pieces to make it easier to hide the backs of the brads.

I used my white gel pen to accent the scallops because I found that once the brads were on there you really couldn't see the scallops any more. The 2 brads in the bottom corner were the last 2 from the pack in those colors and I figured I might as well add those too! LOL!

I didn't put a sentiment because I'm not sure what I will use it for. Probably a kids birthday. What do you think? Would you use this many brads on 1 card? I know I wouldn't have if it wasn't for the challenge (and the $ store brads). LOL! If I remember correctly there are 20 brads.

6 comments:

Tracy.H said...

Wow! This is just too cute! TFS :0)

Anonymous said...

i love how creative you are, the card is great and the brad's remind me of some type of candy maybe smarties so i think this adds to the touch of a great kids card... i always look forward to seeing what new things you always seem to come up with...

Donna

Corie said...

This is soooooo adorable. Love what you did with the challenge!!!

Happy Stamper said...

Had to get my FIX! I came to Amy's for a massage BUT 1st, had to check in! Love the card, you are so creative!

Angie said...

I wouldn't use that many brads unless they were from the $ store either...thats too much money!

Anonymous said...

Wow ... what a cute card. I agree with the comment posted before, the brads look like smarties!!
Speedy B