My first challenge!

My sister has recently started participating in challenges and has said she’s finding the challenge of having the colours set means that she comes up with cards she would never have otherwise created.  So, I thought, why not?  I haven’t had much time for creating cards lately (helping someone with their wedding invitations and changing jobs will do that) and felt I was in a bit of a rut, creativity-wise.  My opinion wasn’t aided by Liz saying she assumed my card would feature the star framelit dies. Hmmm, possibly I’ve overused them since I got them!  I do *love* them though.  So, the colour challenge I decided to try is this, from the Fab Friday group (you can find it here):

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And I’m really pleased with the card I made.  It’s very different to anything I’ve made, and was inspired by my upline Eimear showcasing the “emboss resist” technique in a class she held last week.  Once I’d asked her what that meant and she kindly explained, it sat lurking in my subconscious until up it popped yesterday, the answer to my challenge!

The Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist colours really made me think of Autumn and so then I thought about my brand new “Seasonally Scattered” stampset, and the card just formed itself.  Here it is:

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Materials and Measurements

  • Blackberry Bliss base, 148.5 x 210mm, scored and folded at 105mm
  • Whisper White, 143.5 x 100mm
  • Tangelo Twist, a smidge smaller than the WW
  • Whisper White, approx 136 x 94mm
  • I rubbed the smallest piece of Whisper White with the embossing buddy, then stamped “thanks” from the Seasonally Scattered stampset in Versamark.  I heat embossed in black and then sponged the whole card in Tangelo Twist, making the “thanks” the strongest orange, and then sponged blackberry bliss from the outside of the card, graduating the colour as I moved inwards.  Then I just assembled the layers and the card was done.

I’m really pleased with it – hope you like it too.


11 thoughts on “My first challenge!

  1. I’m so glad that you chose our challenge to be your first! Well done with these colors! I love emboss resist and you picked the perfect set to do it with. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!


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