Friday, February 1, 2013

7 or less - Challenge 1

Today is a very special day… It’s the day to start the first 7 or less challenge!

When I started up my 7 or less video series a short while back, I knew I wanted to show you the possibilities you have with a limited number of supplies. Each time I’ve created a video for the 7 or less series, I have found it to be a real challenge, but still, completely doable. So, I started thinking that it would be fun to see how other cardmakers would solve the same product constraint challenge, and still make something awesome! And so, the 7 or less challenge was born!

I am excited to see what you, yes I mean YOU, can create using only 7 or less supplies =) Oh, and before you run away scared, please check my lists of what counts as one product and what is not included in the count, below. If you have any questions, leave them for me in the comment section on this blog post. I will answer all questions left there =)

Challenge Theme
This challenge does not have a theme, you can create whatever kind of card you’d like, as long as you only use 7 or less products! 



This challenge is sponsored by the amazing Lawn Fawn. I am so excited about having them sponsor this first challenge! Lawn Fawn has wonderful high quality stamps, papers, stickers, twine and dies in their product line, so lots of goodness to check out on their website =)

So, before I tell you more details on how to enter the challenge, here’s a video I shot while making my card for this challenge:

And here is a picture of the finished card:

 (Stamps by Lawn Fawn)

I love the fun look of the line art stamps stamped in colored ink! I think this shows you don't always have to get your copics, pencils or watercolors out, just because you want to use a line art stamp like this cute seal and star =)

Challenge rules
You must follow all of these rules, in order to qualify for winning this challenge.

- You can only use seven or less products to make your card. Please read below to see what counts as one product, and what is not included in the count of products. You must include a supply list to show that you have used only seven or less products.

- Your card must be made after this challenge was posted. No backlinking allowed.

- Link back to this challenge post (not just a general link to my blog) in the post for your entry.

- Display the challenge graphic in the post for your entry. Photos of cards uploaded to galleries like Flickr etc. where this is not possible, are exempt from this rule.

- You may enter this challenge up to three times, with three different cards.

- You may combine this challenge with a maximum of two other challenges.

What counts as one product

- One stamp set (using several stamps from one set is okay)
- One cardstock color.
- One ink color (using the same color in marker form is also okay)
- One patterned paper pad (using more designs from one pad is okay)
- One piece of 12” patterned paper.
- One color medium. Several shades or colors of the same type marker or pencil counts as one product.
- One embellishment type (using more than one pearl, rhinestone etc. is okay)
- One die or die set (using several dies from one die set is okay)

What products are not included in the count

- Adhesives.
- Basic tools – scissors, trimmer, scoring board&bone folder, ruler&craft knife etc.

How to enter

To enter your card into the challenge, please leave a direct link to your blog post showing your card, in Inlinkz list below. 


The winner will receive a stamp set of their choice from Lawn Fawn. Thank you so much Lawn Fawn for sponsoring this fabulous prize, and supporting this new challenge =) 


This challenge will close at February 25th, 11:59 pm my time. You can see a clock showing my time in the right hand side bar =)

I will be back with the winner of the challenge as soon as I can after it has closed.

I hope you will be able to join in on this challenge! I look forward to seeing your entry, have fun creating =)

- Marie

Supplies used on my card:


Annie Rose said... [Reply]

Ooh, exciting! :)

Laura Jane said... [Reply]

LOVE a good challenge!

Barb Ghig said... [Reply]

LOVE your card Marie! I love a clean and simple card with few products...count me in!

MIA said... [Reply]

Awesome idea to do this as a challenge!!! I hope I'll find the time to enter this first one...

Elise C. said... [Reply]

This sounds like such a great challenge! I can't wait to try it! :)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

HI! If I stamp an image on white cardstock and fussy cut it and stick it on the card base, does that mean I already used 2 of the 7 items allowed? Also is masking paper considered an adhesive or one item? thanks! I love this challenge and I really want to join :)

Marie / Legojenta said... [Reply]

@Malini You have already used 1 ink, 1 cardstock and 1 stamp by my count. If you for instance used the same white cardstock for stamping+fussy cutting, as you used for your cardbase, you have still only used 3 items when you've stuck the image on the card =) I'd say masking paper goes under adhesive or basic tools, so no need to count that. Thanks for asking!

Karin Åkesdotter said... [Reply]

What a fun one! - and a REAL challenge for me!!!

Katie said... [Reply]

Thanks for the fun challenge! I would LOVE some Lawn Fawn stamps, so cute! Love the concept too :)

Marianne said... [Reply]

I have just added one of my cards from the CAS2 online class. So happy I found this blog. It's amazing how much items are being used even on CAS cards!

Agus :) said... [Reply]

Super fun! Love the idea of this challenge! I will making my card to participate! Can I submit more than one card?

Marie / Legojenta said... [Reply]

@Agus :) Yes, you may enter this challenge up tp three times with different cards =)

Marianne said... [Reply]

If you are using heat embossing, do the embossing ink and the embossing powder count as 2 separate items or would you rather consider the clear embossing ink as a kind of adhesive?

Marie / Legojenta said... [Reply]

@Marianne The embossing ink and embossing powder count as two items. Thanks for asking =)

Amanda Jagoda said... [Reply]

That's awesome! Can't wait to play along :)

xo Martina

Lisa's Creative Niche said... [Reply]

Love this new challenge! Thank you so much!