Thursday, May 21, 2015

One card -- Two Challenges

Sometimes creating a card can be a challenge. Challenges can be a creative way to get started.

This is the card that resulted for both challenges. It needed to be a "girly" thank you card for The Paper Players challenge, and it needed to follow the design for the sketch challenge. I used SU Pretty in Pink card stock for the base, a light pink for layer 1 and white for all the other layers. The lacey edges were made from a new die that I recently purchased, cut down the center and glued to the back of the white card stock. The image is from an old stamp set from Stampin' Up called "Summer By The Sea" which was colored with Prisma colored pencils. I used heart shaped enamel dots for the ribbon (layers 5 and 6) because of the small space available. As I was assembling the card, there was not enough contrast between the pinks so I sponged "worn lipstick" distress ink around the edges of the card base. I love the resulting color.
I wish everyone a safe and fun "Memorial Day Weekend".
May 25, 2015
This card was in the  Favorites for the week ending May 24, 2015 in the General Stamping forum at Splitcoast Stampers.


  1. I love this. I wish I had your talent!

  2. I love this. I wish I had your talent!

  3. I always loved the images in this set...and this one works perfectly for our challenge! Your coloring is delightful! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

  4. So pretty.... that is a fabulous image but brought to life by your wonderful colouring. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  5. Beautiful water coloring! Perfect card for the challenge. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!