Saturday, April 16, 2016

April 2016 Challenge with Laura's Loft

Hey there! I'm excited to share my card for the April Challenge.  The color palette fell into my favorite colors, so I couldn't wait to play.

Here is the Challenge Inspiration:

Neenah Solar White cardstock
WRMK 3D Geometric embossing folder
Doodlebug Black Velvet cardstock
SSS Hello die
Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon (Set #13), Wilted Violet (Set #15)  and Shaded Lilac (Set #4)
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches
Scor-tape 1/4"
Glitter Ritz Microfine glitter in Stardust
Altenew Shades of Purple cube set
Altenew Golden Garden stamp and die sets
Wink of Stella Clear glitter brush pen

Starting with a 4.25" by 5.5" piece of Neenah cardstock, do the ink blending.  I started with Mermaid Lagoon, followed by Wilted Violet and finished up with Shaded Lilac.  If you have trouble getting a smooth blend, overlap where the colors meet, using light pressure and small, circular motions.  Place the largest of the Wonky Stitches over the panel, secure with low-tack tape (I use a post-it note) and run through the Big Shot.  Place the panel in the embossing folder and run though the Big Shot (or whatever die cutting machine you have).
On another piece of white cardstock, stamp 3 roses from Altenew's Golden Garden stamp set using the Shades of Purple inks.  Die cut the roses.  Golden Garden is sold out in the shop, but you can use this style of card with any layering stamp set.
Using a white cardbase, apply 1/4" Scor-tape along the edge of the front of the cardbase.  Burnish along the scor-tape (with release paper still attached) to make sure it's adhered to the cardstock.  Over a full sheet of scratch paper, remove release paper from the scor-tape and add glitter over the exposed adhesive.  Pour excess glitter back in the jar.  Rub the glitter into the adhesive with your fingers and tap any excess back into the jar.  Apply adhesive to the back of the inked panel and along the edges.  Center the inked panel and adhere to the glittered cardbase.  Arrange the roses over the inked panel.  I glued the first rose flat to the surface, popped the second up with foam squares, and also used foam squares to attach the one lying across the bottom edge.  For a finishing touch I added clear Wink of Stella to the flower portion of the roses.
I love the sleek, hand drawn look of the roses and the contrast between the bright, yet cool tones and the platinum glitter.

Here's the rest of the DT's Challenge blogs!

  1. Laura-
  2. Deana-
  3. Emma-
The prizes for the Challenge: $20 gift card to Art Impressions and $25 gift card to Laura's Loft!

Winners will be announced May 2, 2016 and you can link your entry here.  Enter as many projects as you want!
Please feel free to ask questions and let me know what you think!

Much love,


  1. Girl you create such beautiful cards!

  2. Girl you create such beautiful cards!

  3. All that sparkles is a winner with me! Stunning arrangement in all its simplicity. I love the added background texture.

  4. This came out so pretty! I'm sorry I couldn't play along this time I was just too ambushed this week with life!


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