Monday, May 20, 2013

It's challenge time!

Today for the challenge at Cards in Envy we were asked to make our own background.  This was a whole new concept to me, so it was extra challenging and extra fun.  I started with a plain white card base, I used a red cardstock mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" Then I took another piece of white cardstock cut to 3 3/4" X 5" and used red ink on a Stampin' up! background stamp. I also added some gingham ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and lightly stamped again on the cardstock I was using for my sentiment.  Cards in Envy challenges you to make cards that fit into regular postage paid envelopes, following the themes that our fabulous hosts have come up with. For more inspiration head over to Cards in Envy and take a look at all of the wonderful cards that our designers have come up with.
I will also be sharing my card at the following challenges
Addicted to CAS - Birthday
4Crafty Chicks - Birthday
Gingerloft - Happy Birthday

14 comments:

  1. Like the monochromatic look Tanya!

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  2. Lovely card. I like the red and white!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

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  3. Love your background and how you stamped it! A very pretty monochromatic card!
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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  4. Beautiful job! Love the red! ~ Marilyn

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  5. Nicely done, thanks for playing our Birthday Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

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  6. Loving the red--I don't use that color nearly enough! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  7. Terrific handmade background Tanya. It reminds me of a summer picnic tablecloth ... and that ribbon is absolutely perfect!! ♥ Denise

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  8. Clean simple and fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  9. This is great! I feel like I should be going on a picnic hehehe!

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  10. I love all the layers and the red really pops. Great card!

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  11. You did a great job on this card. I think it makes a great summery birthday card.

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  12. Super cute card! You can never go wrong with red and white checks! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

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  13. Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/05/52-card-pickup-221.html

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  14. Great how your ribbon repeats the pattern of the stamp!
    Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!
    Christine

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