Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge - Guest Designer

Dear Ones~

I have been invited once again to be a Guest Designer over at Make the Cards Challenge. I am so honored.
This is a fun challenge blog that changes every week, and there is always something new or different to create.  Our challenge this week is a sketch, and here it is:
And here is my card:
I love this sketch, it lends itself so well to using different patterned papers, which is my "thing". For the background I stamped the purple card stock with a GKD background stamp called Petite Flourish in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a tone on tone look. That FABULOUS cone flower die set is from Honey Bee Stamps and is in VERY high demand. It keeps being sold out, so I was really happy to snag it. A little die cutting, a little shading with ink and sponge, and you have a gorgeous creation!!!

Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections Very Violet Card Stock
GKD White, Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus Card Stock
GKD Petite Flourish Background Stamp 
GKD Clear Embossing Powder
Recollections Petite Floral Patterned Papers
Spellbinder Scalloped Circle die
Honey Bee Lovely Layers Coneflower Die Set
GKD Fresh Asparagus and Wild Lilac Ink
SU Meadow Die for Greeting
GKD Fanciful Tags Stamp for Greeting 
GKD White Detail Embossing Powder for Greeting
You can enter your creation  HERE.  
The Make the Cards Challenge winner will be the following week's Featured Creator.

Use #mtcc30 and #makethecardschallenge on your card projects when you post them to social media or in public forums and galleries.

For more info and rules for the challenges, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, I love to read all your wonderful comments. Stay well, and until next time, here's to celebrating your Creative Muse!



  1. WHOA! This is magnificent! I love your beautiful subtle background, but man oh man that Cone Flower is FABULOUS! I have seen it all over the net, I think yours is the most beautiful one yet! This is a lovely sympathy card, sorry for the need. Really great Sketch too!

  2. YAY! I'm so thrilled you are our guest designer again and your card is just GORGEOUS! What an amazing take on the sketch and of course the colors are my all time favorite!! Such a beautiful sympathy card that I'm sure will bring great comfort to the recipient! WELL DONE my friend!

  3. Congrats on being asked to do another guest designer. Your card is super fabulous and yes your thing is the paper. But man that cone flower is so beautiful! I need at kick to get going, this may just be it.

  4. OMGosh Judy this is beyond beautiful. Love the color

  5. So beautiful, Judy. I was one that snagged that die a while ago and I love creating different colored flowers with it. The shading on your purple is wonderful and I love the subtle embossing in the background.

  6. Great sketch and your take on it is beautiful. I have that coneflower die and it is amazing. I really like how you colored it. Gorgeous.

  7. What a gorgeous card and a great take on the sketch. I am not sure I am getting your posts even though I did sign up to my new email address. Might have to try again.

  8. So pretty! Love the dimension of your coneflower die and the purple layers are amazing. So glad you joined us at Make the Cards Challenge!

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  10. I am not surprised at all that you were asked back! I have wanted this Coneflower since the moment I saw it and you have done a tremendous job with it in purple! Your shading is just lovely! It is always a pleasure to come by and see what you have been up to. Stay well!