VSN – Part 1

The first night of VSN is over – though there is still time to play (you have until Sunday, August 24 10pm CT to upload your images to SCS). Here is a group shot of the cards I made for Friday’s challenges:

I always try to make cards that I know I can use when I’m done with the fun of the challenge. There are two challenges that got me to do something new – scratch-n-sniff and flocking. I had always wanted to try scratch-n-sniff but just never took the time. When I first read this challenge I wanted to do something different…eventually the idea of baby powder came to mind. While I had a few hurdles with that one, I do like how it turned out. The other challenge, flocking, had me digging into my stash for long-ago purchased items that I just never took the time to try. This was SO EASY – a little inking in my glue pad and a little shake of flock and voila. I will definitely be doing that one again soon!

Notes about the other cards:

The Gnome Bookmark card is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, fold in half. From the front, trim 1 1/2″; from the back, perforate at 1 1/2″.

The Sketch Book has about 6 pages from my sketch book in it. I used Japanese Stab Binding (SCS TLC142) and twine to do the binding along the spine. The flower is stamped directly on the Kraft paper then colored with pencils.

Thanks to all the hostesses for such great challenges!

Monkey Card: SU Monkey Business, SU Close to Cocoa, SU So Saffron, SU Old Olive, Layout is a SFYTT
Gnome Bookmark: SU Knobbly Knomes, SU Chocolate Chip, SU More Mustard
Fuzzy Caterpillar: SU Bugs & Kisses, PTI Pond Life Sentiments, SU Petals & Paisley paper
Sketch Book: SU Abundant Joy, Colored Pencils
Baby Congrats: SU I’m Here, CTMH sentiment, SU Prints paper