Handmade Cards

August Challenge

The August challenge from Make the Day Special is a sketch challenge. I went back and forth with this but finally decided I would flip the sketch a little and created this card:

How I made the card:

The background is distress ink seedless preserves with perfect pearls mist spritzed all over.

I heat embossed a greeting from MFT on to vellum. Glue dots behind the greeting helped me to secure the vellum to the card. Then I added a selection of flowers and leaves from the WPlus9 Pretty Peonies set, which I had left over from a previous card (I will share that card soon). Sequins and gems were added as a finishing touch.

Products used to make this card:

  • Distress ink – seedless preserves
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist, Perfect Pearls
  • WPlus9 Pretty Peonies stamps and dies
  • MFT Birthday Greetings Stamps
  • WOW white embossing powder
  • Sequins
  • Vellum

I’m entering this card in the following competition:

Pleased to be chosen as a runner up in the Make the Day Special May 2015 challenge

5 thoughts on “August Challenge”

  1. Drop. Dead. Gorgeous! Love the card and your coloring, and also your presentation! Great photos to really show off your excellent work! Thanks so much for playing in our Make the Day Special challenge this month – I hope we’ll seen you again with your creations next month!


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  2. Stunning card!! Love the way you’ve used the vellum panel in the sketch.
    Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge this month at Make the Day Special Stamp Store 🙂
    Jenny x


  3. oh wow… love the combo of colors i see here:) i subscribed here..YaY… and no, i dont have a blog but i do have email.. cannot spend a lot on new new either… and so i am trying to use what i have too! so… best wishes and i will be cheering you on among the crowd somewhere..

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