For every A-side that seems to get all of the attention, there is a B-side yearning to be noticed and loved just as it is. This week's challenge is all about putting the spotlight on the other side: flip those postcards, discover the reverse sides of your die-cuts and labels, and embrace the B-sides of your patterned papers.
Michelle used Make It Merry postcards to create some festive and oh-so-pretty holiday greetings:
I love that Jill challenged me to use the back sides of the postcards. The vintage, graphic fonts on the postcards are perfect when paired with the darling vintage images from the "Make a Card" patterned paper. I layered my cut images onto the postcards along with some vintage dictionary paper from my stash, little pieces from the Tidbits and a few strips of patterned papers. To add a special touch to the postcards I adhered some vintage cancelled postage stamps along with a stamped date.
I love how Michelle repeated the date stamp next to the postage stamps to make it look as if these had been sent through the mail. These cards are making me excited for the weeks of holiday crafting ahead!
Like Michelle, I used the flip sides of the Make It Merry postcards, which I gathered together over the B-side of a sheet of "Make A Stocking" patterned paper.
It's a testament to the versatility of OA's lines that I can use the colors, papers, and accents in the Make It Merry collection without actually creating a holiday layout. I worked in some of my favorite Sprinklers colors on this layout, shaking up the bottles, removing the caps, and letting droplets fall over the page. I also used a combination of yellow paint and various Sprinklers to funk up the "37" on this layout. The numbers themselves are part of the Make It Merry chipboard bundle. I can't wait to use "25" on a layout as Christmas rolls around this year!
Michelle and I are looking forward to seeing your take on this week's challenge. Be sure to share your creations in the October Afternoon Flickr gallery!
Have a great week!