February 15, 2016

The Challenge #60

It is time for a new The Challenge over at Always Playing with Paper, this week is a colour challenge.

I will admit to a few false starts with this card, all me and my tired little brain. I had a little stretch that was a crafty bust but the inspiration did a 360. I have discovered a love for ombre papers, you know the ones that seem to be the last ones in the 6x6 paper pads.

One of my false starts included Distress Inks and creating my own, it looked ok but that is where I kind of just stopped and did not know where I wanted to go from there.

That was when I found the grey and pink ombre paper, I added a little card stock frame to each layer. I used my black ombre ink to stamp the xox. I had found some adhesive backed glitter foam sheets at Walmart and I die cut the hearts. Oh what a joy to try to remove the backing from each of those little hearts :).

I heat embossed the large sentiment and popped it up with foam tape, I then stamped I love you simply with black ink.

Supplies: White, black and red card stock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Heidi Swapp - With all my Heart, Simon Says - Paper Hugs, Simon Says die cuts, glitter foam.

Stop by Always Playing with Paper and take a peak at what the Design Team has created for this weeks The Challenge. Play along and have some fun.

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  1. Those ombre papers are perfect for your design! So pretty!

  2. I just love that big, bold sentiment and all the glittery red hearts!!

  3. I love those ombre layers. What a fantastic card!

  4. The bold sentiment makes this card a real stand out, Nina, love it!!

  5. Sometimes it takes a while to come together, doesn't it. But it was worth persevering with this card.
    It's terrific! xx

  6. Such a great take on the color palette, Nina! Love those ombre papers, and the glitter hearts are too cute!