I've been looking at some of my blogging buddies latest creations and both Donna and Margie were participating in the Whimsical Wednesday Back to Basics challenge. The challenge is to NOT use your Cricut. Oh boy! I don't always use my Cricut but I do use a variety of newer tools/techniques. I've had my Cricut for over 5 years now and I was so excited when I got my first "baby bug" because there would be no more cutting. I'm left-handed and I don't care what anyone says, there is no such thing as a pair of left-handed scissors. I've been making cards for about 25 years. I started with computer-generated cards (I think I owned every brand of card-making software offered in the late 80's and early 90's), then I graduated to stamping and that was my passion until I got my Cricut. So for my back-to-basics card I used two old-school techniques. One, I computer-generated the "friend", cutting out each individual letter and backing it with black cardstock. Then - here's the personal challenge! - I used decorative edge scissors.
The stamp I used is newer but overall, the card is definitely old school.
Patterned Paper: Marcella (K&Co) Lemon Drops circa 2007
Images: Unity Stamp-I'm Here colored with Prisma pencils
Font: CK Old School (yes, really!)
Tools: Provo Craft decorative edge scissors
This was a fun challenge...now back to the future.