Sunday, May 26, 2013

A Challenge Three-Fer

When it rains, it pours, right? I've fallen off the challenge train lately, so this weekend I printed out a bunch with the hope of getting to a few. I had three challenge images on one piece of paper, and I decided they needed to all be done together on one card.

The inspiration for the background came from the Inspired By challenge:

The color combination came from The Play Date Cafe challenge:

and the sketch came from Deconstructing Jen:

Here is the resulting card:

I started by embossing the chevron background onto white with some white embossing powder. Then I applied Distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn and Chipped Sapphire. It actually came out exactly like I saw it in my head.

I wanted a not-rectangle shape for the sentiment, so I rummaged in the back of my sentiments box for this old MFT die & stamp set. Tip: When trying to stamp on a white die-cut, put it onto some colored card stock so you can see what you are doing. Yeah, this wasn't my first attempt at that sentiment.

The ribbon was sticking out of the UFO ribbon box at the top of my table, so it got used here. It's held in place by that brad. I straddled the ribbon with the brad and put both brad legs through one hole. It's all hidden and quite secure!

This was crazy-easy to make, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used but not linked below: SU ribbon, SU brad, misc mini buttons.


  1. Such a fabulous take on all of the challenges! Great card! Thanks for playing at Inspired By.

  2. I love the resist technique. The effect here is fantastic as is the color combination. Super card!

  3. Terrific job combining the challenges! I think you can add one more:
    Moxie Fab ombre ombre:

  4. omgosh i love it!

    could you not stamp first, then cut the sentiment? doing it the other way would cause tons of waste for me. like even more than usual ;)

  5. You did a great job combining challenges - I love the colors on this card.

  6. That background is awesome!

  7. What a fantastic background image, the colors flow perfectly. Thanks for hanging out at The Play Date Cafe this week, good luck! :)

  8. This is beautiful! I LOVE how you did that background!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe.

  9. Oh this background is absolutely fantastic! LOVE it! So glad you could join us in the Play Date Cafe!


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