I started doing challenges to keep me on my toes in terms of my cardmaking skills. What I like about challenges is that it forces me to use materials, colors and color combos that I might not normally use. I grow as a cardmaker as a result and sometimes when you have a creative block, a challenge will help you get out of it.
My post today is my card submission for the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge for April. The inspiration piece for the challenge is shown below. I love the colors for the challenge, they are really bright and fresh which lends itself well to a more graphic card design.
I used a variety of dies from Essentials by Ellen which is Ellen Hutson’s own line of stamps and dies. There was actually very little stamping for this card. The small ink splatters in the background were the only stamping that I actually did. All other images such as the graphic flowers and the sentiment were die cut.
Supplies used in making this card:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up: Gorgeous Grunge (small splatters).
Dies: Essentials by Ellen: You Rock (for ‘you’ sentiment); Brushstroke Love (for ‘love’ sentiment’); and Bold Blossoms (for the flowers)
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow; Neenah Solar White 110lb; Neenah Solar White 80lb.; Stardream Metallic cardstock in Copper (for the sentiment).
Inks: Papertrey Ink: New Leaf
Other: Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins (assorted sizes).