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Jul 9, 2009

Double the Challenge, Double the Fun

Welcome to the 3CT Challenge.  Today I'm doing "Double Duty" by combining two challenges.  First up is Kerry's Challenge which is this wonderful sketch.  Next I've combined it with Hope's Cupcake Challenge (CIC14).  She posted this adorable photo of these sweet little penguin topped cupcakes for everyone to be inspired by.  Aren't they adorable. For my card I chose to forego using a Penguin image although I do own the cute image by Imaginisce that would have worked perfectly for this card.  Instead I chose to be inspired by the light tropcial colors, flowers and the grass skirts.
I recently won this fun stamp set from There She Goes stamps, (Life's A Beach) and well I just had to use it for this card.  The papers I picked are from Imaginisce - A Shore Thing collection. I love the soft pastel colors and yet they lent themselves beautifully with the Tropical feel I wanted for this card.  
I stamped the beach scene on Watercolor paper and colored it with an Aqua Painter and various colors of inkpads that I smooshed and brushed my painter in. Then I masked off the trees and island and used a circle punch (1 1/4") to create a sun that I sponged with Apricot and So Saffron inks and then highlighted with Crystal transparent glitter (Art Institute).  Next I masked the entire scene and stenciled in the clouds with Brocade Blue ink.  I layered this to a rectangle Nestabilitie of Chocolate Chip cs.  The drink was colored the same way and highlighted with glitter and Crystal Effects.  I added some punch flowers in Certainly Celery with Sugar frosted brads (Doodlebug Design), a strip of hot pink rick rac and a strip of Certainly Celery card stock that I cut to resemble the grass skirts from the Penguin inspiration piece.  The sentiment was stamped with Basic Black ink and punched with the word window punch and then layered on Apricot Appeal card stock.
Be sure to stop by Kerry's Blog (Click on the Three Clover Thursday icon on my sidebar) to see the other challenge members cards using this great sketch.  Then hop on over to Hope's blog and check out the Cupcake Challenge cards.  You can find them in the comments section on CIC14.  
Have a truly wonderful day!


  1. Cute images, love your theme, and the subtle use of glitter!

  2. Perfect card for the cupcake challenge, the island feel looks dreamy!

  3. ADORABLE stamp to use, and ADORABLE card! I love that the cupcakes inspired such different ideas in everyone! Thanks for playing along with us!

  4. Cool colors. Love your card. You did a great job on the challenge!

  5. Very cute card! I love the papers and stamp you used! Really love your idea with the green strip of a paper! Thank you for sharing, Ida!

  6. WONDERFUL card...I Love the soft tropical evening feel, the little grass skirt layer behind the image and that Yummy drink ;)

    Thanks for playing along!

  7. Oh this makes me wish I was in Hawaii!

  8. Hello Ida, your card is sooo sweet. I love the colors and the sweet image... Your name is beautiful... Have a wonderful day. Hugs Silke

  9. what a tropical delight your card is! I just love the colors and summery theme!

  10. Your colors are so perfect. Soft & pretty.
    I love your clouds, too!!