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Feb 26, 2024

Challenge #2 - Inspired By


Today I'm sharing a card I made for a challenge with my friend, TK (Time 4 Kards).  This is our second challenge.  Last month we did, Card Kits and made cards from each others kits.  

This month we did an "Inspiration" challenge.  - I found a picture:

And the idea was that we each made a card based on inspiration from this photo.  There were so many different ways this could be interpreted.

I admit that I struggled with this card (a lot) even though there were so many possibilities for inspiration.  I'm still in a bit of a stamping "funk" so hopefully you'll see the inspiration in my card.

The things that caught my eye were the colors and the palm fronds.
I also liked the animal print but alas did not have anything that would have worked for that.  Instead I used a tan color for the base of my card. (SU Pecan Pie).  I layered that with an embossed piece of light green card stock.  I used the Palm Leaves embossing folder from Cuttlebug (retired).  My paper was a pattern piece of with tropical leaves and blooms.  I liked that it had hints of pink/red in it as the inspiration photo did as well.
I die cut a tropical leaf in a darker green.  The Aloha sentiment was from the set that TK gave me on our last challenge.

I've long since gotten really mixed up on my old SU colors so I can't exactly say what they are.  I do know I used (Island Indigo - retired SU) ink for the sentiment.  

Dies: SU Stylish Dies, Punch (Optic Dot - Martha Stewart), Small blue gems.

Please stop by Terri's blog (TIME 4 KARDS) and check out how she was inspired by the photo.

Feb 9, 2024

PP675 - To the One I Love and NBUS#59

 Welcome. - I finally got around to working on a card for one of the challenges this week.

Today I'm joining the Paper Players for PP675 theme challenge.

Here is the card that I made:



 For this card I used a new die (Cats) that I received as a gift and I don't know the company name.  I also used a sentiment stamp from Hero Arts (love, stamp & cut - DC175) for the first time.

Details: Card Stock: Basic Black, Basic White, Real Red and Pink

Cat Die, Heart Die Border (SU-Many Hearts Die set). Designer Paper from my stash, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Puffy Heart Stickers, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder & Foam tape.


I hope you like this card as much as I do.  Of course being a cat lover this one just made me feel good.


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