Monday, January 18, 2016

HUGS--THe Challenge #57

January 18, 2016

It's Monday and time for a new challenge at The Challenge!  This week we have a beautiful inspiration photo for you.  We can't wait to see what inspires you!

A few rules to keep things fun and fair!
1. Use the challenge to create a card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. Please only link to 3 other challenges plus our challenge for a total of 4 challenges.
6. Have fun!

My base card is Crumb Cake card stock.  The next layer is Early Expresso cut with a Simon Says Stamps Postage Die.  The next layer  was created on Very Vanilla card stock.  I embossed it with a script embossing folder and distressed it with Gathered Twigs distressing ink.  The flower was stamped 3 times in Cocoa Momento ink on Neenah Solar White paper.  I used the Large Peony 2 stamp set from The Ton.  I colored the layers with a variety of Copic Markers.  I fussy cut the layers and adhered them with dimensionals.  I also used my bone folder to curl the edges.  Pearls were added to the center and lots of Wink of Stella was added for shine on the flower petals.  A piece of lace was wrapped around the card and I attached a bow with a glue dot.  The sentiment was cut 3 times using Simon Says Stamp-Big Hugs die on Early Expresso paper.  Wink of Stella was added on the sentiment, too! 

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                                                             Guest Designer-Lisa Henke



  1. Um wow!!! You aced the vintage style of the photo and that floral stamp is SO on my wishlist!!! Gorgeous!

  2. wow!! that flower is stunning! beautiful card.

  3. Really an exceptional card, Claire. That flower against those two die cut panels is just beautiful. I've been eyeing that flower from The Ton, and several more sets. After seeing it here, I might have to splurge! And that lace... So pretty. Wonderful card. Bev

  4. What a gorgeous card, Claire! LOVE that big, bold flower!!

  5. Gorgeous vintage style design! Love the way you layered the big, bold flower.

  6. Very pretty card Claire, I love this vintage design.

  7. So, so gorgeous, Claire! Love that flower and all your techniques! Just beautiful!

  8. So, so gorgeous, Claire! Love that flower and all your techniques! Just beautiful!


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