Monday, May 30, 2016

The Challenge 75

It's a brand new week and a brand new challenge from The Challenge design team! We hope you'll join us in our fun! It's a month with 5 Mondays, so since this is the fifth, we have a wild card challenge!

And this is what my brain came up with!

I'm still on a kick of creating sympathy cards before I need them. They're not particularly "fun" to make, but they are a type of card that we need to have in our stashes.

I actually started this card by simply playing with the Penned Rose set from Altenew. I wasn't feeling particularly creative, so I just decided to do some simple coloring. The yellow rose made me think sympathy and that led to this card in particular. I simply fussy cut around my rose image after it was colored and I had the focal point for the card!

The rest is pretty straight forward. I cut a card base from some Crumb Cake card stock and then used a background stamp and some Versamark ink to give it some subtle interest without overwhelming the design. I cut a piece of gold foil paper with a die to create my strip and cut a doily in half for the circular piece. The very last part was choosing the sentiment and placement. I played around with where to place the rose until I decided to nestle the sentiment between the bloom and the leaf and overlap the die cut piece. I adhered everything and then used my Misti to stamp the small part of the sentiment so I was sure it was straight and I didn't have any oopsies with the ink.


  1. Beautiful! Love your pretty take on the sketch! Hope to play along!

  2. Love the way your brain works! : ) this card is so pretty!!


  3. Beautiful card, your rose is so pretty.

  4. So pretty, Rachel, and an absolutely perfect take on the sketch! Love the yellow, kraft, and gold combo, and I so need to get that sentiment set out again. Love it to bits and pieces!

  5. Rachel, this is beautiful! Love the yellow rose and the sentiment! XX