Sep 19, 2023

September Creative Crew Duel (just a bit late)

The Creative Crew is a group of card makers and we have a monthly challenge or "duel" as we like to call it. We take turns creating the challenge and then each of us has to create a card according to the criteria established by the host. It's always fun to see what everyone comes up with.

September's challenge is the brain child of Jeanette. She sent each of us a die called "Stitched Scallop Edge" by Your Next Stamp.  However...our challenge is to NOT use it as a die.   Hmmmmm  🤔

After some false starts I came up with an idea. Use the die as a stamp to create an image. Here's my card:

The background is a stencil called "Mini Butterfly Meadow" by Jaime Echt of The Crafter's Workshop. Inks were applied using blending brushes.

The die is inked with "Grass Green" ink by Gina K Designs and stamped onto white card stock. Then the die is inked a second time and flipped around to stamp the underside of the inch worm. 

He was then sponged with the same ink and the stencil placed over him to create the grass along his body. The inch worm was cut by hand, a tiny brown gem created his eye, and he is popped up with some foam tape.

My first ideas were to try to make a flower out of the die, by cutting it into segments and arranging them into a circle. I'm glad that I tried to do it with pencil and scrap paper before jumping in and cutting apart the die. It didn't work (or I couldn't make it work hahaha) so I would have ruined the die for nothing.

Thank you Jeanette for such a fun and unique challenge this month!

Hop on over to admire the rest of the cards from The Creative Crew:

Barb - Barb's Inkin' In Retirement

Carol - Lost in My Craft Room

Jeanette - Cre8tive Play

Lorraine - SCS Gallery

Terry - It's Totally Terry

Tracie - Crafty Creations by Tracie


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... this is so creative and absolutely adorable Darlene! I love your inch worm!!! You've given me a lot to smile about today! Thank you for embracing my weird challenge.

Carol W said...

Darlene this is AWESOME!!! what a great creative idea. Such a cute card and a very clever use of your die.

kiwimeskreations said...

Such a creative use of the die Darlene - you really nailed the challenge with this one! I love it