Tangii Crain and the Design Team over at Kraftin’ Kimmie threw us devotees a major challenge over the weekend with their “The Boss is Away Bingo”. Seems Kraftin’ Kimmie Reid herself was headed away for a couple of days of well deserved rest so the girls decided to let us all have some fun playing with our stamps and sharing some thoughts and wishes. They posted a bingo card card with 16 squares and we had until Monday at 11:59pm to complete one row to enter and have a chance at winning some great prizes.
Well, as usual, I snuck in there under the wire with my entry.
But I will have you know that I completed not one row, not two rows, but the ENTIRE CARD!!! Yes, yes I did. I’m quite proud of myself. Hee hee!
The challenge included:1) making a one layer card; 2) creating a card that used more than one Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp set; 3) using a stencil in a creative manner and; 4) creating with something outside of your usual stash, from around your home.
So my one layer card was created by stamping the little monsters and saying from the new Mini Monsters! set and colouring them in with my Spectrum Noirs. I then used my Distress Inks in Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves blended with water to create the background. Once the card was dry I used my Copic Multi Liner 0.1 Black Pen to draw the lines and I sprayed the whole card with Art Glitter Mist in Gold. I finished it off with some black and orange twine and Halloween candy embellishments. Good enough to eat!
The next challenge was to create a card using more than one KKS stamp set. I chose to use the newly released Evangeline Angel and paired her with a sentiment from The Magic of Christmas stamp set. I used a special “snow pen” to get the snow highlights on the tree.
Another challenge called for us to use a stamp with a stencil so I used a snowflake stencil I had to create a backdrop for my Holly Jolly stamp set and added a little cardinal from the brand new October release Merry & Bright Birdies. I used the snow pen again to add snowfall on the wreath. I added red and green twine and green button embellishments. I then realized this card also used more than one stamp set.
The final challenge called for us to use something outside of our usual stash as a layer or an embellishment. As I pondered my choices…and the ticking clock…I saw my secret stash of green coloured plastic wrap. I bought it more than 20 years ago on a business trip to the U.S. and I hoard it, using it for special Christmas projects. I thought it would be great wrapped around a tag like a gift. And I could make a shaker tag! And that’s what I did, using another little bird from the new Merry & Bright Birdies set. I stuck on some glitter stars I punched out of glitter paper, added some glue dots and sprinkled glitter on them, placed some sequins and then carefully gift wrapped the whole tag adding ribbon on the back and the top.
BINGO!!! My card was full…and my cards were created and done.