It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As challenge hostess for April, I continue to issue the challenges.
This time round I have challenged the Design Team to use a stencil when creating your card.
Why is it you can use something all the time then when it comes to using that same thing for a challenge you have no idea what to do LOL ... It took me a few days to figure out what I wanted to do for my challenge card this week. I finally decided to use Tim Holtz' Stripes Stencil which I placed on my card diagonally and added the blue color to the stencil and then moved the stencil to the opposite diagonal position and added the pink color to get a plaid effect.
Today I am playing with a new die set I purchased last week, I already had a Centre Step die which I like, but I recently saw this one by Tattered Lace. At first I ignored it as it wasn't cheap, but the more I thought about it the more I liked that it was a different size to the one I already had (this one is just under 8 inches wide) and the set also contained a ton of dies to give different options to decorate the card, so I had to make a special trip to the store to buy the die set ... what a pity hehe!
I have used an Art Impressions stamp set, Giant Cake Set to decorate my card.
On either side of the card I added a Star Border from Marianne Designs which I purchased at a recent Craft Show, I have a feeling I may use this a lot. I die cut the star border using double sided adhesive and then added Sky Silk Microfine Glitter.
Here is the inside of my card, I guess I could have decorated the side panels using designer paper, but I didn't for this one ... maybe next time.
- Amber Hillman
- Anne Harmon
- Joanne Grzelak
- Liz Williams
- Lois Bak
- Lynn McAuley
- Maryann Einam
- Sabrina Friel
- Vicky Gould
Stamps: Giant Cake Set - Art Impressions
Paper: White; Bright Pink; Turquoise
Dies: Centre Stepper Card - Tattered Lace; Star Border - Marianne Designs; Happy Birthday - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Stripes Stencil - Tim Holtz; Pink Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm; ECD Sky Silk Microfine Glitter; Foam Tape; Copics