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Good Morning! It’s time for another two-week Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. We are teaming up with the Double Trouble Challenge crew for even more fun! What is the Double Trouble Challenge all about you ask? Well, here is how the ladies at Double Trouble explain it.
Welcome to Double Trouble – We’re two retired ladies bringing you a challenge we hope you find fun and inspirational! Our challenges will include Trouble Maker (Thing 1) our required Basic Challenge. Other Twists to earn more chances in our random draw price are: Twisted Sister (Thing 3) has a optional twist to the Basic Challenge, and Double Dare (Thing 2) is an optional partnership with another challenge if you have met their requirement. We welcome all participants.
My card today is the color challenge. The colors are ones that I would have never combined had it not been for this challenge. The color challenge for the next two weeks is to use the colors JADE-YELLOW and BROWN. That is exactly why challenges are so much fun. They force you out of your comfort zone to try new things. After combining these colors I thought to myself, “boy I should use these colors more often”. I am quite happy with the results and would love to see your thoughts in the comments below! So let’s get to the part where we make a card!
- Gina K Designs Fancy Feathers
- Simon Says Stamp Yay You Words die
- Gina K Design Master Layout 2
- Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
- Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade
- Distress Oxide Ground Espresso
- Brown card stock
- Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb card stock
- Gold Water Color pan
- Foam Tape
- Bearly Arts Precision Glue
- Die-cutting machine
- Paper trimmer
Cut, score, and fold a side-folding A2 card base. Tape off the edge of the back and ink blend the front with Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade.
Die-cut all three of the Fancy Feathers on separate pieces of white card stock. Try to keep them all together. I put a piece of Glad Press N Seal on the back of the paper, then turned the die over and poked out all the little pieces. Then I put a piece of Press N Seal SECURELY on the front and removed the back piece..
Next, cut a piece of brown card stock with the Gina K Master Layout 2 large plain rectangle. I also cut out a piece of white with the stitched rectangle. I took the white piece and splattered gold watercolor paint all over the panel. Now arrange the feathers where you want them. Add a strong liquid glue to the back, place it on the splattered background, and gently peel off the Press N Seal. Do this for all three feathers. Trim off any excess feathers. Glue this panel to the brown rectangle. Add foam tape to the back and set aside.
Now cut your sentiment and the shadow dies from white card stock. I colored the sentiment with Distress Oxide Ground Espresso and ink blended Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade on the words. TIP-It is best to keep the word in the card stock while ink blending to avoid bending the word. Adhere the word to the shadow with liquid glue. Add foam tape to the back and add the sentiment to the feather panel.
You should already have foam tape on the back of the feather panel so adhere this to your ink-blended card panel.
Add a bit of bling and the card is done!
I hope you enjoy this card I would love to hear from you in the comments. You have a full two weeks to participate in this challenge. You can find all the details for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge HERE and the details for the DOUBLE TROUBLE challenge HERE. I would love for you to subscribe to my blog below and follow me on social media from the icons at the top. If you see any products you need I would highly appreciate you using the links below to purchase. It costs you nothing to use these links and the companies send me a little commission to help me to continue to provide inspiration for you. Thank you so much for stopping I appreciate ALL of you! xoxo-Kathy