Are you ready for a challenge? I was so excited to see the monthly challenge, as each one allows me an opoportunity to stretch my imagination and creativity! This one was NO different!!
As a member of the Crafty Collaborations international team, we were presented with a card design challenge and asked to create a unique card following specific criteria. Well . . . as you have guessed, we were all up for this challenge and are excited to bring you our creative, unique cards!
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When I first saw the card design challenge, I was inspired to pull some of my favorite designer series paper (DSP) and give it a go.
The first card I created (featured image) showcases the Hand Penned DSP. When I decided to use this paper, I had several options because of the double sided designs. Each piece is beautiful, so I had to choose my colors carefully to highlight how unique this DSP is in the suite and still meet the challenge requirements.
Highlighting the DSP
After I figured out the DSP dimensions (2 in x 2 in), I knew I needed to have a little background to allow the DSP to “pop”. I decided to go with a unique basket weave, and emboss the panel with the checks and dots folders.
With the card nearly designed, I needed to add a sentiment and some embellishments. Since I did not have many Get Well and Sympathy cards, I decided I should use sentiments from Peaceful Moments stamp set to finish this design.
As you can see, I was able to change up the DSP, ribbon, and embellishments to suit the occasion for these cards. Each card has a little sparkle to create a little somthing unique for the recipient. To finish off the cards, I decided to create a matching envelope. Who doesn’t love receiving a beautiful card with a beautiful envelope? What do you think?
Time to Hop Along
WOW!! Just like that, some beautiful cards to share with friends and family! Creating cards is fun, but sharing them brings joy and smiles to others and is even more rewarding for me.
Now it’s time to check out the rest of the team’s creations!! Start your trip around the world to discover how others were inspired by this month’s Creative Card Challenge!!
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I have included the materials that I used for the cards created here, but know the cards can be created with any DSP and embossing folders. Use your imagination and be creative. Your card will be amazing!
I love a little challenge to get the creative juices flowing!! I was so inspired by this design, that I created several cards to share with you. I plan to use this design to create additional cards for other occasions. What types of cards are you inspired to create and share? Leave a comment and let us know!
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