Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Hope--Sparkle & Shine Challenge

September 15, 2015

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkle & Shine!  Our inspiration photo is for you to use to create your projects.  We can't wait to see how it inspires you!

For this challenge we are sponsored by the amazing Winnie & Walter! Their shop contains amazing stamp sets, matching dies and digital images! The winner of our challenge will receive a $25 gift card to their online store!

My base card is Early Expresso card stock.  (5 1/2 X 4 1/4)  The next layer is Tip Top Taupe.  The top layer is watercolor paper trimmed with my stitched rectangle die.  I used the blending tool and Pumice Stone Distress ink to create this unique background.  I spritzed it with water after adding the ink.  

When it was dry, I added the ferns with Garden Green Ink.  I stamped some of the ferns off, so they would appear lighter on the card.  The fern stamp is from Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics stamp set.  The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter-The Big, The Bold, and Comfort Cutaways.  I cut the word "HOPE" out five times with Early Expresso card stock and glued them together.  Wink of Stella was added on top for more shine!  Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were added to finish my card! 

Hope you are able to join us in this challenge. Check out all of the beautiful cards from the design team on the blog here!

Please leave a comment if you have any questions or thoughts on my card. I love reading your comments. As always, the products used will be listed and linked below. 



  1. Oh this card is gorgeous. Love the background effect against the ferns. Perfect colours and perfect effect, love it!

    1. Thank you very much, Mac! So happy you visited my blog! XX


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