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un ‘merci’ carte – a ‘thank you’ card :)

I learned a little French as an elective topic back when I was in a polytechnic, training to be a biotechnologist (look where I am now, LOL)… I’ve always had a soft spot for this language, although Russian is my favourite, and I’d love to have some Russian greeting stamps. One day, I’ll have some custom made for myself 🙂

For now, I have a ‘merci’ sentiment from Papertrey Ink which I used for my card here today:

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I made this card with all the challenges I wanted to do already in mind… I picked a sketch from Card Patterns Weekly Sketch Blog.

Using the Postage die from Papertrey Ink, I cut those 10 pieces and using an MFT scallop die, put my card together… Thought I could enter a paper piecing challenge by Craft Your Days Away Challenge Blog (Challenge 39).

And as for the colours I picked, they are for The Play Date Cafe (Challenge #119 for B&W + Hot Pink) I used Raspberry Fizz ink from PTI and a Raspberry Fizz button for all the hot pink I got in my card!

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Also the colours I used were also inspired by Our Creative Corner, which wanted B&W and a splash of colour… Undoubtedly, it was hot pink!

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I wanted to push myself even more and picked one more challenge to base my card on, and it was Crazy4Challenges – C4C124 – which was to use polka dots and stripes! These were stamped with PTI’s Polka Dot Basics II for the varying polka dot sizes, and Lawn Fawn’s Schoolhouse Backdrops for the stripes 🙂

So, 5 challenges in total and I think I did pretty okay! What do you think? 🙂

Before I go, just wanted to share with everyone a wonderful piece of news that I was featured on The Kraft Journal blog’s Feature Me Friday for a card I made just a short while ago; original post is here. This is the first time that I have been handpicked and featured in a blog entry like this and I’m beyond thrilled! I do hope to continue improving in my stamping and cardmaking skills 🙂

Thanks for visiting, I hope everyone has a lovely day 🙂 xxStephinka

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Runway Inspired Challenge & Less is More Week 47 Just One Word Challenge + Stampalot Monochrome

I made a card that I will be entering to three challenge blogs!

First is the Runway Inspired Challenge blog featuring an inspiration image from Gareth Pugh’s collection.runway inspired challenge, gareth pugh 2012, handmade card, chevron, stripes

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And the next challenge I’m entering this card for is to the Less is More challenge blog.

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I’m also entering this to Stampalot Challenge’s Monochromatic challenge.

And here is my card!

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With foam dimensionals I gave the top layer a little lift so you could see a peek of the black paper underneath for more stripey effect.

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It was the perfect chance to break out my favourite hoarding items: washi tape and use them on a card! Seeing stripe and chevron in the manner the fabric felt, these were the two tapes I picked from my stash.

I decided to sew them on with a little cream thread, zig-zagged since we’re on the subject of clothes 😉 The ends of the washi tapes are handcut! Phew that was a little difficult as I am terrible with a pair of scissors.

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Deliberately letting the ‘T’ start off from the black of the chevron as I see black-on-black use on the model in the inspiration image… Still not sure if I like the effect on a card but I think it’s pretty cool!

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Supplies- Papertrey Ink white cardstock; random black cardstock; Papertrey Ink dies (Alpha Block); washi tape (MT stripes tape; Typo chevron tape).