Tuesday, February 15, 2022

A Tiny Craft: NBUS

After a January break, the design team is back to creating at A Tiny Craft! This month, we are looking for you to create an artist trading card or coin with some NBUS on it. And what's NBUS? Coined by card queen Darnell, it stands for "never before used schtuff". Whether old or new, if you have stamps, dies, etc. that have yet to be put to use, we'd like to see them in action. 
When I went looking, it didn't take long to find a stamp set that I've had for well over a year that is perfectly sized for ATCs:

Normally, I look to ATCs as a perfect way to use up leftover bits and pieces, but this time, it was a great excuse to finally ink up this cute little plant set from Studio Katia. I picked four of them to clear emboss on die cut note pages before watercolouring them. At least I used up some offcuts of patterned paper as backgrounds! Each one also got a bit of bling. A closer look at each one:

With my NBUS stamp use (and at Darnell's suggestion), I'm adding these to her February NBUS Challenge
If you have some goodies that haven't quite made it onto a project yet, I hope you'll give our challenge a try - and why not link up with Darnell's fun challenge, too! 

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Donna said...

Those teen tiny little plants are just perfect (and awesome) for ATCs!

Joyce said...

What an adorable collection. Love how your base looks like a little mini notebook page.

Barbara Godden said...

These are adorable, nicely coloured and just enough bling to make them interesting. Great ATCs

Chris Dring said...

These are absolutely adorable!

Darnell said...

These are so cute, Lindsey! As you say, just perfect for an ATC and I love the notebook edging! Thank you for the great shoutout, mwah! I would love if the challenge could add a link to NBUS so folks can share there, too! Hugs, Darnell

cm said...

Your little plant note cards are soooo cute! Love them!