Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Challenge #11

Hello everyone! I think I could have slept a little longer but I thought I had better get myself moving! I'm hoping the coffee kicks in and perks me up! I am also hoping that my mojo kicks in today and I can stamp more than one card! That seems to be all I can muster these days. We had an awesome rain last night! Lots of flash flooding going on in the area. We are doing fine and we definitely need the rain. So nice to have the cooler temps, too!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch and color challenge at The Challenge. I thought tees colors were very interesting together and was anxious to try it out! I also just got this set and was eager to try it out, too!

  • Card base is Cajun Craze
  • Stamp the Hardwood background onto a piece of Cajun Craze using Early Espresso ink then sponge edges with Cajun Craze ink and adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the stem image from Choose Happiness onto a piece of Old Olive using Old Olive ink and sponge edges using Old Olive ink
  • Punch a strip using the dotted ribbon scallop punch and adhere to Old Olive panel then adhere to card
  • Cut a circle from Crisp Cantaloupe using the Circles framelits
  • Stamp the flower image onto the circle using Cajun Craze ink
  • Cut part of the circle off and sponge edges using Crisp Cantaloupe ink then adhere to card
  • Stamp the greeting onto a strip of Crisp Cantaloupe using Early Espresso ink and flag the end then adhere to a strip of Cajun Craze with a flagged end
  • Adhere strips to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the leaf image onto a piece of Whisper White using Old Olive ink and use a blender pen to gently pull some color into the leaves then cut out
  • Adhere cut out to card with glue dots
  • Stamp the bird image onto Whisper White using Early Espresso ink and cut out then adhere to card with a dimensional
  • Punch a flower from Crisp Cantaloupe using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to bird
  • Add a pearl to flower center
Whew! Lots going on with this card! I don't usually do cards like this but it was fun! And it was fun using colors I wouldn't normally put together! I can't remember the last time I used Cajun Craze! Be sure to check out The Challenge! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Choose Happiness, Hardwood background; Paper- Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Old Olive, Whisper White; Ink- Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crisp Cantaloupe, Old Olive; Accessories- Circle framelits, dotted ribbon scallop punch, itty bitty accents punch pack, pearls, blender pen, sponge, dimensionals


  1. Hi Deb! I always admire your work and it was so nice to see you in the gallery! Love this pretty card and I am so happy you enjoyed the colours and the sketch! Your stamping is lovely! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

  2. Oh wow Deb! All the natural elements of the card just tie everything together for me. The woodgrain, the sweet bird, flowers and foliage. Just gorgeous!!