Today I made another card especially for a challenge in mind. I now understand why its called a “challenge” as it challenges you to do something new even if the theme is quite ordinary!

The first card was for Match the Sketch sketch 117and this is also my first challenge for a German team of bloggers/designers, one of whom lives only 180km from me!  The layout seemed simple enough but those who know me, know I don’t like doing “simple”! So I ended up doing this!



Looks simple but it wasn’t, only because I didn’t know what I wanted the end result to be until I was in the middle of it!

I first cut out Happy Birthday on the card using “lawn cuts” Happy Birthday Border die. Behind the cut out text, I pasted a double sided fancy Easter paper I got from Tchibo.

I cut out Happy Birthday again on some paper a friend left behind, and I pasted it below the cut out happy birthday.

Only then did I think of adding the flower scallop cut with Sizixx’s scallop circle, from a lino tablecloth I bought at a craft fair! So I had to cut out “to you” on the lino and line it up with the cut text. Next time I’ll paste the scallop first and cut everything together!

I added the pearl drops with pearl pens and added the butterfly that comes with Spellbinders Heart & Flutter die set. Then I stamped it using this baby wipes method from Splitcoaststampers to create a a multi coloured image. I didn’t have any bottle ink so I just stamped directly onto the baby wipe!

I loved the end result and I decided to enter it into another challenge for

Sweet Stampin Challenge called Swirls and Pearls. SSChallenge-1

and Addicted to CAS Delicate challenge ATCAS - code word delicate

I also know exactly who to give this card to for her next birthday, so I really enjoyed this challenge!

8 thoughts on “Challenged

  1. Wow, we are very honored that you’ve chosen our sketch for your first German challenge ever. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week at Match the Sketch Challenge!

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