Tuesday, March 27, 2018

SOS: No Ink!!!

This week the challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to go ink-free!  That's right: no ink!  So, the way I interpret this is that we challenge ourselves to use stash-items excluding ink.  (Tip, though: colored pencils do not have ink!)

Can it be done???  Yes!  Did I meet the criteria?  Mostly... see my note below my project before you judge me!

I ended up using a grey Spectrum Noir pen as a shadow and a black pen also to make the letters stand out more.  Sorry!  It was, like, a necessary evil.  Sorry, sorry, sorry.  I did, however, gut my stash!

  • Anna Griffin paper from 2013 snipped with a Fiskars corner punch 
  • A scrap of gold and white striped paper, most likely from a DCWV pad
  • Pink cardstock from a Core'dinations pack from years ago
  • Letters, girl stickers, and word stickers on the inside are all from a sticker sheet by Carta Bella from 2013
  • Gold Stickles ice from 2014... I love these bigger bottles, though!  You really don't feel like you have to be conservative with them like you do with the smaller bottles.
  • The gold accents inside are rub-ons by Heidi Swapp for American Crafts from 2015 
  • Blue pom-pom trim is multiple years old-- starting to get dirty from years of not being stored properly. The pink pom trim is from Andrea Ockey-Parr... my fiber dealer.  Thanks!
Thanks for reading through the description of my little birthday card.  Look forward to seeing you guys do better than me at not using ink!  That was a challenge... and though I tried, I failed!  (But I am happy with the outcome, so I don't have bad guilty feelings, either!) 

See you at Shopping Our Stash!


  1. super cute Birthday card, great stash busting too.

  2. HA! CHEATER!!!!! just kidding, it's an awesome card and a BRILLIANT illustration of stash-shopping! ♥

  3. Not using ink is hard!! You card is all kinds of amazing! Love all the stash you crammed onto this!

  4. Oh Mimi, I had a hard time also not using inks, but you did such a fab job that using that little bit of ink is ok.
    The best thing is that you really used your stash to create this fun and beautiful card.
    Awesome job, Teammie.

  5. We forgive you your ink transgressions cuz your card is so super stinkin' cute!!

  6. Sorry I’ve missed some quite interesting looking posts lately, just got home from a holiday in the sun with my mum and before that I was preoccupied with preparing for the trip. If I am to make a project without ink it is hard, but sometimes it just happens without it being on purpose. I just hope mojo finds me again after this trip, it’s been lost for a little while. Fun project!