I hadn't heard of it until I became a happy follower of Darnell Knauss' super fun blog at www.djkardkreations.com. She is hosting her third NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) on her blog here.
I decided to take up this challenge and use some things I've had for WAY TOO LONG and never used.
Well, these blanks have been sitting in my supplies since I received them. Every once in a while, I would take them out and look at them and think, "How can I turn this into a card that's more...me?"
Finally (after learning about Darnell's NBUS Challenge), I had an idea and created this:
Then, to fill in the space in the center of the frame, but not steal any thunder from the pretty border, I grabbed another item from my NBUS - a fairly large wood-mounted sentiment stamp that I had purchased at my local used craft supply store many months ago. This was a gently used stamp, but still in great condition--and I got it for mere pennies!
I stamped the sentiment in the center of the card with pink chalk ink, sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and melted that with my heat gun.
On the inside of the card, I added a computer-generated sentiment on some white cardstock, which I adhered to a pink mat.
I was so pleased with how this card turned out. I will definitely be trying this again on a few more of those card blanks! Should I try some purple roses next?
Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.