If you are looking for an inspirational challenge blog, you should make it a point to check out "Just Us Girls" aka JUGS! Every Saturday they post a new challenge, and their super talented design team creates the most gorgeous sample projects! It's very easy to play along and YOU could be their next "Chic of the Week" - how cool is that!? This weeks challenge was to create a card following their sketch.
I started with a standard A2 card that I made using Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury card stock in Soft Sand. I used designer paper from the Basic Grey Wisteria paper pad for several different elements on the card. To create the horizontal background piece, I ran the designer paper through the Cuttlebug using the Victoria embossing folder. I then used a sponge with some SU! Close to Cocoa ink to highlight the embossed areas and make them pop! For the image, I first stamped the Modern Wood Block by A Muse Artstamps in Close to Cocoa, and then stamped the Solid Tree by memory box in SU! Chocolate Chip ink. I layered the image several times and added a small piece of hemp to embellish. The sentiment is Thank You For Everything, which is also by A Muse Artstamps. To create my funky flower, I used my SU! scalloped circle and 1 3/8" circle punches and added a vintage pearl button from my collection with a piece of the hemp to finish the card.
If you would like to join in the fun and play along with a weekly challenge, stop by and visit JUGS! Next week on the line up is a Technique Challenge, which will be posted on Saturday!