Handmade Cards

September Challenge

The September challenge from Make the Day Special is a colour challenge. They have three colour palettes to choose from. I decided to make a card using colours from the second option, which is yellow with black, white, and grey.

I searched on Pinterest for that colour combo to help spark some ideas. I found a cushion with a chevron design, so I used that for inspiration.

How I made this card:

I die cut the chevron design from white card, to match the card base. I’d adhered a stick-it sheet to the card before die cutting, which made it really easy to attach this fiddly die cut to the card base.

I chose various patterned paper in the shades of the colour palette. I die cut the chevron out of all the papers, then tried to randomly place pieces on the card (it’s so tricky to be random!). Once I was happy with the design, I stuck down the pieces.

For the sentiment, I die cut some black card using the flag die cut. I then heat embossed the greeting in white. I adhered it to the card using foam pieces, and attached some card candi for a finishing touch.

Products used to make this card:

  • Lil’ Inker ‘Cover Up Die: Pieced Chevrons’
  • Stick-It adhesive sheet
  • Lil’ Inker Stitched Sentiment Flag Die
  • Clearly Besotted ‘A Little Sentimental’ Stamp Set
  • Versamark ink
  • WOW white embossing powder
  • Various papers
  • Card candi (with added glossy accents)

I’m entering this card into the following competition(s):

13 thoughts on “September Challenge”

  1. Oh i absolutely love this. I love that you picked that colour scheme …my fave 🙂 You have must have so much patience to die cut so many times then paper piece. Thanks for playing at Make the day special stamps store,

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  2. Love this to bits!!!
    Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “Geometric Patterns” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

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  3. What a great way to find inspiration and such an awesome card too…. love all the patterned chevrons 🙂
    Thanks for playing along with our colour challenge this month at Make the Day Special Stamp Store 🙂
    Jenny x

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