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Inspire. Create. Challenge #011

Inspire. Create. Stamping Challenge #011 is a card sketch. I like that this sketch is simple yet you can also add more elements to it to make it fancier.


My card has a mixture of different elements and textures. I wanted my card to be a little fancier because I had someone in mind when I was making it. I hope to send it out for Mail Mondays!


I started with a Fresh Fig card base. I then used the white embossing paste and mixed Sweet Sugarplum reinker into it on our silicon mat with a palette knife. I used the diamond mask for the pattern and smeared the embossing paste in an irregular diagonal area so it had some movement.

I decided to use the black and white strips from Tutti-Frutti designer series paper pack as the strip in the middle. I just want to hoard all the black and white strip pieces! It’s a very versatile pattern that can be used to be classy, simple, feminine or masculine.

My circle element was fun to create. I used two dies from the Eastern Beauty bundle. Then used a circle die from the Stitched Shapes. Then I punched out a 2″ circle to add behind the die cut circle element.

The next element was the thread I used. I used the Fresh Fig finely woven ribbon and cut the long side so I could pull out some of the single threads. I then wrapped it around and attached to my circle element.

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I then added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the circle element and attached to the right side of the black and white strip paper. I still wanted a sentiment but not one that would over power the other elements of the card. So I stuck with the “hello” from the Eastern Beauty bundle. I stamped it in Fresh Fig and just flagged the end and attached it with a dimensional.  Then I added my bling in rhinestones!

This card was fun to make and has a lot of different textures to it. I like using the embossing paste and coloring it to coordinates with the card. I hope you join us in this challenge! You don’t have to add a lot of elements to make a beautiful card. I think another pretty version of this card could be a Basic Black card base, no embossing paste and just the designer series paper in black and white with the circle element. I can’t wait to see what the other design team members have created and what you come up with!


To check to what the other design team members have created using this card sketch click the image below to go to the Inspire. Create. Challenge blog!


All the supplies I used to create this card are listed below. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me using the button below. I am here to help and love answering questions!

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card today! I hope you give the challenge a try!  If you would like to purchase any of the supplies used click the image below and use the Hostess Code: VZ9THCV4 in the shopping bag so I can send you a thank you card and gift!

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Have a great Wednesday!

Keep Stampin’

Britney Vanderlaan

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